Our Mission

We are a fellowship group that provides college scholarships and mentor-ship to local students who have lost a parent.

Our Impact

We honor the legacy of those who have died by helping send their children to college. Since our inception in 2012, and with the amazing support of hundreds of supporters throughout District 204, we have made a tremendous impact.

We have provided $478,500 in college scholarship awards to more than 90 Scholars.

Each scholar currently receives $2,500 per year, renewable for four years of college – up to $10,000 per eligible scholar.

Although the number of scholars is continually to growing, our support, so far, has maintained pace.

Scholar Quotes

  • I’d just like to thank the Legacy Guild for helping me through college, and helping to keep my mom’s legacy alive. It’s just a huge opportunity and I’m just very thankful.

    Ben Seffner
  • I think what it means to be a Legacy Guild Scholar is to be able to work hard like my dad did…he was a really hard worker…putting forth all of your effort meant a lot to him. So I think, for me, getting this scholarship is going to allow me to do that. It’s going to allow me to go to school and get an education, and carry on his legacy.

    Michelle Blahnik
  • I’m a senior and this is my fourth year as a Legacy Guild Scholar. To me it’s been really helpful. It’s been a really great foundation…it’s helped me kind of build a community and meet other people in the same situation as me. It has also helped out my dad a lot. College is expensive. It’s also a great way to network. One of the Legacy Guild board members let me shadow him at work. I’d just like to thank everyone in the Legacy Guild for the past four years.

    Austin Caron
  • Being a Legacy Guild Scholar means knowing that there are people back home always rooting for you, no matter what you’re going through or what you’re up to…they’re helping you out and are making sure you get through everything.

    Liam Purcell
  • This is an amazing program because it was started by a group of guys who lost their friends, and for them to honor our parents in this way is really touching to us and really important.

    Trisha Nash
  • Being a Legacy Guild Scholar helps me keep the memory of my dad alive. This generous gift that we get each year is a really good reminder of where we’ve been and helps out in where we’re trying to go in life.

    Michael Rogers
  • Being a Legacy Guild Scholar is really nice to honor my dad and to get more financial aid to attend Marquette.

    Sammy Ferrer
  • What it means to be a Legacy Guild Scholar is that out of a horrible situation that we’ve all faced, we get to have a chance to go to school and eventually be able to help people just like these wonderful Legacy Guild supporters are helping us.

    Tracy Lynch
  • Being a Legacy Guild Scholar allows my dad’s memory to be honored, and to continue to build my own legacy. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for this incredible opportunity and my family and I are very grateful.


The Lagacy Guild

The Legacy Guild is a nonprofit with three priorities.

1. Fellowship
We provide fellowship opportunities for men including meetings to discuss important issues such as how to be a better father, husband and friend.

2. Scholarship
We provide college scholarships to students who live in Lyons Township District 204 and have lost a parent. Eligible students must live in District 204 but may attend high school elsewhere (click for info on the application including deadline).

3. Mentorship
We connect Legacy Guild Scholars with a broad network of supporters to help them find internships and jobs during and after college.

Help Us Help Scholars

Your donation helps us fund college scholarships for local children that lost a parent


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