John Tyma Fund
Established by Founding Board Member Alan Tyma in honor of his father, this Fund will be advised by the donor.
John Tyma was not a politician. He wasn't a big name legislator or a powerful businessman. He was the guy who lived an ordinary life extraordinarily. He touched many within his sphere, whether it was the factory workers he eventually supervised, the eager, bright-faced youngsters he coached on his only child's little league and basketball teams, his teammates on the fast-pitch softball team, or the family and friends who turned to him to talk. He would listen, really listen and he would help.
For that, his only son has established a Fund to honor the man who quit school in his senior year to care for his mother and siblings after his father's death; the man, a World War II veteran, who worked so hard all his life to make sure his family always did well before his own early death at 48; the man who knew the value of education and community involvement.
The John Tyma Fund provides the means to not only honor this man who loved the Valley so much, but to ensure that people who "need a lift to the next stage," as son Alan puts it, can have a chance.
"So many, like my father, feel it's important to be involved in community and give their time, effort and expertise," says Alan. "For those who want to give something more, we've created this long-term vehicle to which they can donate that will live long after they do and keep on promoting the best for their community."