The Alice Boone Main Memorial Fund was created in 1999 by family and friends to help students in the McGuffey School District.
Alice Boone Main was born on May 24, 1951 and, after graduating from McGuffey High School in 1969, she went on to receive degrees in elementary education, eventually returning to her beloved alma mater as a teacher.
She served as a principal in several area school districts, working last at Claysville Elementary School. Additionally, she served as the Federal Programs Coordinator for the McGuffey School District.
Her friends who initiated this fund commented, “Alice was a “friend, co-worker, wife, sister and educator. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a variety of interests, and was a friend to many people in the community. Every once in a while, a very special person touches our lives: someone who is kind, bright, and has a sense of promise that makes a difference in our lives. In fact, we can say we are actually better for having known them. Then one day, much too suddenly, they are taken from us. We are left with a deep sense of loss and emptiness. Although Alice is gone, this . . . will keep her memory alive."
Upon its creation, the primary purpose of the Fund was to provide post-secondary scholarships to McGuffey High School graduating seniors, and a secondary purpose of the Fund was to provide for other educational type programs benefitting the McGuffey School District. Post-secondary scholarships were awarded to McGuffey graduates for more than 20 years. However, with many tremendous changes in both the secondary and post-secondary educational arenas, in 2022 the fund's creators reassessed the impact of the fund and agreed to shift the fund's focus exclusively to supporting the McGuffey School District. Annually, a grant of at least $1,000 will be issued to support the purchase, loan, or repair of musical instruments owned by the District and used in the instrumental music programs of the District.