The Ann Tinnon Scholarship Fund is being revitalized and newer TASFAA members are being introduced to Ann through articles on the TASFAA President's Blog. Ann's legacy of caring for TASFAA, the Association, its members, and the students we serve is honored in a scholarship given each year to a student attending the TASFAA President's school. Ann Tinnon and so many other wonderful financial aid professionals/colleagues may have departed from us too quickly, but they did bestow their legacy of caring. Let’s remember each of those and continue to carry their gift of service as a light into the future though a yearly gift to a student.
Please Support the Ann Tinnon Scholarship Fund during the conference. There will be many opportunities to give, including a silent auction to be held in the Exhibit Hall. Share in a TASFAA Legacy!
Ann Tinnon was an amazing woman.
She touched the lives of those of us who had the honor to call her a friend. In my case, not only was she my friend but she was my boss when I first entered the world of financial aid. When I became a member of the financial aid community she welcomed me into the profession as did many of her friends.
Ann often said "we work hard and we play just as hard". It wasn't unusual for us to work all day, leave the office, get something to eat and then go to a campus event such as a basketball game or a play offered by the theater department. She had us all feeling like family.
Ann loved her family and friends. She was a frequent traveler all across the U.S. and Europe and always had interesting stories to share when she returned. Besides travelling, her other passions were shopping and needlepoint. When we travelled to financial aid workshops and conferences, it was assumed that shopping was on the agenda. She loved to laugh and could tell the funniest stories about things that happened to her.
This wonderful woman shared with me her love of financial aid and her commitment to help others to be able to go to college. She was my boss and became my friend and mentor. I wish that those of you, who didn't have the opportunity to know her, could have had the chance to just be in her presence. I miss her still and when I do I always smile, she was a joy to know and I am a better person for it.
Shared by Darolyn Porter