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Supporting SSF

The Saxon Success Fund provides support to South Salem High School through strategic fundraising and investment.  Funds will be raised for specific projects that have the greatest impact on the success of all Saxon students.  Different from the parent-led booster groups that raise money for year to year expenses, the Saxon Success Fund will invest in ways that positively impact students now and in the future.


Since beginning in 2019, the Saxon Success Fund has awarded 40 scholarships and opened the new Celia's College and Career Center in the South High Library. SSF is now planning the our next projects and receiving applicants for 2024 scholarships. 

Donors have options for giving to a variety of funds within the SSF:

  • 10x10 Alumni Challenge: a challenge campaign to generate donors from each South Salem graduating class, and you can help us by sharing our effort with your classmates. We are seeking grarduates from each class to serve as 10x10 Representatives who will secure commitments from nine other classmates to give $10 per month. Learn more here. 
    Or choose to support one of our other funds:

  • General fund:  This fund is used for general scholarships and specific projects as they are identified.

  • Class of '60 Scholarship:  At their 50th class reunion, the Saxon class of 1960 began a scholarship fund and has awarded scholarships every year since.  In 2021, they became affiliated with our efforts.

  • Class of '70 Scholarship:  Taking the challenge of the class of 1960, the reunion goers at their 50th decided to also collect funds for scholarships.  The first scholarships from the class of 1970 were awarded to four graduates in the spring of 2023.

  • Hanneman Scholarship: Longtime educator and educational leader, Kathleen Hanneman was a role model for many women leaders in the field of education.  She was the first female to lead a large high school in the state of Oregon.  In her memory, the Hanneman Scholarship fund confers scholarships to graduates pursuing careers in the education field.

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