The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships

The Greeney Family knows that a good education can be life-changing. “For me, this all branches back to my college education. It absolutely changed my life and shaped my career.” shares Jon Greeney, a principal timpanist with the Oregon Symphony. He credits his studies at the renowned Peabody Conservatory with landing him where he is today. “I am fortunate to have had some amazing teachers and educational opportunities in my life.”

This background and belief in the power of education is what led Jon and his wife Yoko to TIS’ Japanese Track where they enrolled their son and daughter. “We knew TIS would set them up for success. We can already see how their education in the Japanese Track is starting to shape their lives in exciting ways,” says Jon. “Not just in what they’re learning, but in who they are becoming.”

And, it is that same belief that was the motivation for establishing TIS’ first endowed fund for Japanese Track Scholarships. “We wanted to create a path for more children to have the same educational opportunities that we feel fortunate to have had, and to be able to pass on to our own children.”

Together with Jon’s parents, Paul and Wendy, The Greeneys have established The Greeney Family Fund for Japanese Track Scholarships. “Being able to help a child have a path to a great education was a huge impetus for starting this Fund” says Jon. But he also knew that was just the beginning. By investing in the TIS Japanese Track with an endowed gift, the Greeneys are helping the Program grow and flourish, and ensuring that it will be here for their grandchildren and all who follow in their footsteps.


This year The Greeney Family is matching all gifts made to The Greeney Family Fund up to a total of $150,000! Learn more about this exciting challenge by contact the Development Office .

To make a gift to The Greeney Family Fund For Japanese Track Scholarships:

  • Make a donation online. Choose endowment as your gift designation, and write “Greeney Family Fund” in the gift inspiration box.
  • Send a check to The International School with “Greeney Family Fund” written in the memo line [The International School, 025 SW Sherman St, Portland, OR 97201 Attn: Development Office]
  • For other ways to make a gift (including through a bequest or gift of stock), contact Development Director Lauren Riegelnegg at the number or email below


For questions or more information, contact:

Robert Woods, Head of School, 503.226.2496 ext 121
Lauren Riegelnegg, Development Director, 503.225.2496 ext 117


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