The mission of TWF is to support JMHS students, alumni and faculty in achieving current and future academic success through access to higher education programs and training.
Our vision is to foster the academic and professional success of past, current and future JMHS students and faculty.
How it began
In 2017 Nathan and Gail Hibler founded the Warhawk Scholarship Fund (dba the Warhawk Foundation) as a 501(c)(3) charity focused on assisting needy children with their higher education.
- As part of one of the wealthiest communities in Virginia, residents of Vienna have a unique opportunity to give back and ensure the well-being of the rest of the community.
- Secondary and post-secondary education is the cornerstone of financial well-being, career success and freedom.
- Secondary and post-secondary education increases the likelihood for community members to become productive members of society.
- Establishes a giving platform for Vienna residents to give back to the community and support JMHS students and graduates.
- Offers annual financial scholarships to JMHS students seeking higher education.
- Provides mentorship support to JMHS students and graduates.
- Recognizes and supports outstanding JMHS teachers in their academic career growth.
- TWF helps JMHS students attain higher education who wouldn’t otherwise have access to those opportunities.
- TWF’s platform of giving reinforces the importance of giving back to others to also build a stronger Vienna community.
- TWF is creating a legacy that reinforces the spirit, generosity and heart that represents JMHS.
The Board’s primary concern that the ever-increasing cost of living in Northern Virginia, combined with an increasingly expensive post-secondary education, inhibits numerous JMHS students and alumni from completing or continuing their education. Following numerous meetings with JHMS leadership and the larger Vienna community, it became obvious that a long-term, community-based Giving Platform solution could best serve those most in need and most likely to succeed; and individual success is our ultimate goal! As a result, we are pleased to announce the founding of The Warhawk Foundation, which will to benefit current and former JMHS students as they pursue their post-JMHS education.