Giving Back: Class of ’88 establishes scholarship fund

Published 9:28 am Thursday, March 10, 2022

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The Davie Community Foundation administers nine scholarships created by alumni classes from Davie County High School.

In February, the Davie High Class of 1988 became the 10th class to get a scholarship started.

The Class of 1988 wants to give back to the community that supported them. They are the youngest class to do so since the Class of 1976. They began the process with an “Acorn Fund” that has quickly grown to more than $3,000; well on its way to reaching an endowment.

“As a scholarship recipient myself in 1988, I have a sense of fulfillment to be able give back and help that next high school senior achieve their dreams. To me this scholarship represents a legacy our class can be proud of each year for years to come,” said Darryl Parker.

The Class of 1988 has been hosting reunions every five years since 2003. Each year the number of attendees has grown because their lives became more settled, and they wanted to find out what their classmates had been up to.

The class is unique in that prior to graduation and immediately following, they lost some of their dearest friends to various causes. As they have lost more classmates over the years, the class has drawn closer.

Next year, the Davie High Class of 1988 will celebrate its 35th-year reunion. The class hopes to have their scholarship fully endowed by the reunion and ready to make its first award to a member of the Class of 2023.

Anyone wishing to make a gift to the scholarship can do so at Choose the drop down for “Allocate donation” and choose the Davie High Class of 1988. You can also mail a check payable to the Davie Community Foundation with Class of 1988 noted in the memo section to Davie Community Foundation, PO Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028.

“Congratulations to all of the members of the Davie High Class of 1988 for investing in future generations of Davie County High School graduates,” said Jane Simpson, foundation CEO and president. “It’s exciting to see past scholarship recipients coming full circle by establishing new scholarships.”

The foundation accepts gifts in any amount, at any time: for an existing fund, the Community Scholarship Fund, or the Davie Community Impact Fund. A variety of options for establishment of named funds in honor or memory are also available.

To learn more, contact Simpson at (336) 753-6903 or or visit