The Tripp Healy Foundation's Philanthropic Efforts:
Evanston Township High school Football
Tripp Healy will forever be associated with ETHS football. This is a program with approximately 150 student athletes across all levels. Each year the ETHS Football program raises funds to support the needs of all their student-athletes. The Tripp Healy Foundation has provided financial assistance to defray the cost of the varsity team's summer retreat to Illinois Wesleyan University and contributed to the program in order to allow all ETHS football players the opportunity to be a part of this program. The THF is proud to carry on Tripp's legacy by supporting Evanston football.
"I can't thank the Tripp Healy Foundation enough for all their support. You have made a huge difference for the football players in Evanston. We have been able to take care of all the varsity players regardless of their family situation."
- Mike Burzawa, Head Football Coach & Asst. Athletic Director, Evanston Township High School
Tripp Healy's Legacy at St. Joan of Arc
St. Joan of Arc school officially retired Tripp's football jersey at the 2014 Summer Gala (which was held at SJA) and the Tripp Healy Foundation has continued to nurture it's relationship with Tripp's alma mater. As a show of it's support of SJA, the Tripp Healy Foundation has made significant donations to the school's general scholarship fund and has provided financial aid scholarships for individual student athletes at St. Joan's.
"I want to thank you so much on behalf of my kids and myself for your unbelievably generous offer to help with tuition at SJA. I hope my kids will one day understand what a gift has been provided them. SJA is a constant source of comfort to me. Please forward my thanks to any and all that made your generosity possible."
- St. Joan of Arc Parent of THF Scholarship Recipients
Student-Athlete Tuition Assistance at Loyola Academy
Tripp touched a great many people in his life and though he attended ETHS, he was close with many people in the Loyola Academy family. To honor this connection, the Tripp Healy Foundation has provided financial tuition assistance to multiple deserving Loyola Academy student-athletes whose families experienced sudden and unexpected financial hardship. By providing this assistance, the THF endeavors to serve as a "Guardian Angel" to these hard-working student athletes so their dreams of graduating from Loyola Academy can be realized.
"I am writing to you to thank you for providing me with this scholarship. It truly is a blessing and I am very thankful for the opportunity to continue my education at Loyola Academy."
- Loyola Student-Athlete and THF Scholarship Recipient
partnersHIP with urban initiatives
The Tripp Healy Foundation is a proud supporter of Urban Initiatives, which provides children in grades K-4 with the chance to belong to a soccer team, regardless of skill level. Children are taught important lessons about health, character, and teamwork by their coach. The THF has sponsored Urban Initiative participants during the school year and also to support Urban Initiative participanta attedance at leadership camp in the summer.
"This scholarship will help his family send him to Teen Camp with House in the Wood, a summer camp that prepares young people to become leaders in their communities."
- Urban Initiatives
Hoop avenues elite
The THF is proud to sponsor Hoop Avenues Athletic and the Evanston Boys' Feeder basketball program. This program prides itself on teaching not only the skills needed for the game, but also the lessons needed for life; character development, leadership, accountability and teamwork.
"Your donation will help cover tournament fees, uniform costs, hotel and transportation, and also allow us to provide scholarship funding for players that may otherwise not be able to afford the program but will most certainly benefit from the guidance, structure and educational standard of Hoop Avenues Elite."
- Rudy Meo, Director, Hoop Avenues Athletic Elite / Evanston Boys' Feeder
new robert crown community center campaign
The THF is proud to support the City of Evanston and the Evanston Public Library's project to create a completely reinvented Crown Center and Park through the Friends of the Robert Crown Center's Buy-A-Brick program. We look forward to Evanston and the surrounding area being able to enjoy a dynamic new shared facility - a place where families can learn, play, and grow for generations to come.
Evanston Baseball & Softball Association
The Tripp Healy Foundation is proud to sponsor two (2) Evanston Baseball & Softball Association (EBSA) teams for the 2019 season. With over 1,200 kids participating in Tee Ball through Pony Leagues the EBSA provides a positive athletic outlet for a great number of young people. The THF is happy to support the work of the EBSA and its mission of providing access for all families despite financial capacity.
Evanston Jr. Wildkit football
The Tripp Healy Foundation is proud to support youth football in Evanston by making a $2000 contribution to the general scholarship fund of Evanston Jr. Wildkit Football. This organization has provided an athletic outlet for Evanston youth for twenty years and puts particular emphasis on character building and academic achievement. The program provides an athletic outlet for approximately 200 elementary and middle school aged participants with 40-50% of those needing some financial assistance. With Tripp's connection to Evanston Football, we're confident he would be proud to support the Junior Wildkit football program.
"We are truly grateful for this support. This financial assistance will definitely change young athletes' lives in Evanston"
- Seth Himrod, Director Evanston Jr. Wildkit Youth Football