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Tim Touchett Legacy Fund

The Tim Touchett Legacy effort was established in 2015, in memory of Staff Sergeant Tim Touchett. He was an amazing man who died in September of 2014, after complications from surgery meant to embolize an arteriovenous fistula that ruptured near his brain stem. He was 30 years old, blissfully married, and a proud father of 3 beautiful young girls. Tim was a non-commissioned officer on Active Guard Reserve with the Wisconsin National Guard. He was a friend to everyone. His kindness and integrity were genuinely apparent to anyone who got to know him. He loved life and took every opportunity to have fun, especially with his family and friends. Growing up on a lake in the northwoods of Wisconsin with his parents and two sisters, Tim had an inherent passion for adventure and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hiking, skiing, wake surfing, tinkering in his garage, and basically anything he could do outside with his family and friends. He and his wife, Sarah, also loved to create things. They had a side business called “Flyin’ Bags”, building and selling corn-hole game boards and bags. 

Soon after Tim’s death, we decided we wanted to hold an annual corn-hole tournament in Wisconsin to celebrate Tim’s life, while raising money to benefit causes that were important to him. Since its inception, it has been extremely successful and fun for all. The first couple of years we donated the proceeds to T.A.P.S and Camp American Legion. We now award two $1,500 scholarships every year, open to students at Florence High School, where Tim and his sisters went to high school and Kingsford High School, the district where Tim’s girls now attend elementary school. This year will be our 5th annual tournament! Scholarship recipients have demonstrated a strong work ethic, dedication to community service, and a focused ambition to achieve their goals, furthering their education through a college/university, technical school, or the military. We call it the “Tim Touchett Legacy Scholarship” because in losing Tim, the world lost an extremely special person who contributed much to society. We want to support young students who exemplify some of his same qualities in order to encourage his legacy to live on forever.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

With the proceeds from the 2019 Flyin’ Bags Corn-Hole Tournament, we were able to donate $11,000.00. The breakdown of the donations are as follows:
$1,500 donation to Patriot K9s of Wisconsin
$1,500 donation to Team Red, White & Blue
$1,500 donation to Center for Suicide Awareness
$500 donation to B Co 118th/135th Medical Company for morale-building events
$1,500 Scholarship to Florence HS Graduate Jenna Springer 
Jenna graduated from Florence High School in the spring, as co-valedictorian of her class. She plans to attend University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the fall to pursue a degree in environmental engineering. 
 
$1,500 Scholarship to Florence HS Graduate Jordyn Springer 
Jordyn graduated from Florence High School in the spring, also as co-valedictorian of her class. Her plan is to major in Graphic Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

$1,500 Scholarship to Florence HS Graduate Kendralee Milan 
Kendralee graduated from Florence HIgh School in the spring, among the top of her class. She plans to attend Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay in the fall for their medical assistant program & then continue with a nursing degree. 

$1,500 Scholarship to Kingsford HS Graduate Kane Driscoll  
Kane graduated from Kingsford High School in the spring, among the top of his class. He plans to attend Central Michigan University in the fall on track to earn a Major in Graphic Design and a Minor in Creative Writing.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Favour Butterfield 
2019 Tim Touchett Legacy Scholarship Recipient, Favour Butterfield, is pictured with Tim’s dad, John, and Tim’s daughters: Evelyn, Sophia, and Delilah. Favour is a graduating Senior from Florence High School who plans to attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and then continue at a four-year University to pursue a degree in electro-mechanical engineering. Favour moved to Florence from Nigeria with her family when she was in 8th grade. English is one of seven languages she speaks! Favour was recognized as a scholar-athlete and enjoys participating in multiple sports, music, and volunteer work. We would like to congratulate Favour on her many accomplishments and wish her the best of luck in the pursuit of her goals! 

 

Peyton Johnson 
2019 Tim Touchett Legacy Scholarship recipient, Peyton Johnson is a graduating Senior from Kingsford High School. Peyton will be reporting for induction into the United States Naval Academy in June. To be accepted into this highly prestigious institution, Peyton had to endure a rigorous application process, which tested her physical, academic, and emotional capabilities. The US Naval Academy has only an 8.5% acceptance rate! Peyton plans to major in Chemistry while serving as a Naval Officer and then furthering her education in medical school, ultimately serving our country as a physician in the US Navy Medical Corps. We are extremely proud to be part of her journey and we wish her the best of luck!

Fund Administrators

  • Megan Jackson

Donations

CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Tim Touchett Legacy Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
Online:
Use credit card by clicking the link below.

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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