Alumni Association

Contact Us


duPont Manual High School Alumni Association, Inc.
120 West Lee St., Louisville, KY 40208
(502)313-4848
alumni@dupontmanualalumni.com
The Alumni Office is GENERALLY open Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 9:30AM to 12:30PM mid-August to mid-June. The office is closed during JCPS Winter and Spring breaks. Note: Office operations are currently limited due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Phone messages and mail are collected and emails continue to be monitored.
Alumni Association Director: Mike McDaniel, Class of 1964
Office Staff: Jerry Church, Class of 1953
Webmaster: Charles Sayre, Class of 1970
When submitting information updates, please always provide your graduation year and name at graduation.
The Alumni Association also publishes a quarterly newsletter (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) which is available with paid membership.


Mission


      Our primary function is to keep in touch with our graduates and help them keep in touch with each other, especially in major projects such as organizing class reunions. If your mailing address changes, please advise us by phone, mail, or email.
        In addition the Alumni Association sponsors and/or administers several scholarships and support funds. See Scholarship Support below.


Membership


      Annual dues is $15 and includes newsletter subscription. A LIFETIME membership is also available for $150. In addition to newsletter subscription the lifetime membership includes a brick for the Crimson Spirit Wall at duPont Manual Stadium. The Alumni Association releases a newsletter quarterly with information about alumni, reunions, current activities at the school and news relating to duPont Manual.


Crimson Spirit Wall


      ***** COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM - CELEBRATE THE FUTURE AND HONOR THE PAST *****

         Be part of the community of sports fans, alumni, current students, friends, corporate sponsors and others. Join the fund-raising efforts for the renovation of Manual Stadium. Your donation of a brick or paver in the Crimson Spirit Wall at Manual Stadium will help preserve and renovate areas within the Stadium. Through the cooperative effort of the duPont Manual Alumni Association, duPont Manual administration and the Manual Football Boosters, the Stadium will once again be restored to its days of glory!
         Bricks are 4”X 8” and have two (2) lines of fifteen (15) characters each. Spaces and punctuation count as characters. Pavers are 16”X 16” and have six (6) lines of sixteen (16) characters each. Spaces and punctuation count as characters. In addition pavers may be made with special symbols such as varsity “M”, band letters, etc.
         Contributions are $100 per brick, $1,000 per limestone paver and are tax-deductible. Please contact the Alumni Office to obtain order form.


Scholarship Support


         The Alumni Academic Endowment was started by John V. Doll class of 1925-1/2, the proceeds from this endowment help to fund the pursuits of Manual’s academic teams as they travel throughout Kentucky and the United States attending competitions.
         The L.J. "Butch" Charmoli Scholarship Fund is named for the revered former coach and director of athletics, two scholarships are awarded yearly to a male and female athlete who have not only excelled in athletic completion, but also been leaders in the classroom and the community.
         The Athletic Fund was established to help the athletics department fund the 20 different sports at Manual. The Association buys ads in programs and, working with the athletics director, has helped with special projects.
         The Robert B. Griffith Marching Band Fund is named for Manual’s Hall of Fame band director. This fund helps to provide music, uniforms and equipment to Manual’s award-winning “Crimson Sound” band. Since 1996 band alumni and friends have donated many thousands of dollars.
         The Robin Sher Orchestra Fund, named for Manual Hall of Fame teaher and orchestra director. This fund helps to support Manual's award winning orchestra.
         The Arntson-Baer Stadium Fund was established in 2000 to help restore duPont Manual Memorial Stadium to its former glory. The fund has helped to pay for painting of the grandstands, upgrades in the stadium lighting and other projects. We need your help!
          The George Mueller Senior Leadership Award is named for Manual grad George Mueller, class of 1931. This award is given yearly to the elected officers of the senior class. This fund is privately endowed by an anonymous donor.
          The A. Stewart Koch Memorial Scholarship. Stewart Koch, class of 1953, was a leader in the printing industry in Kentucky. At the time of his death on May 17, 2002, he was senior vice president of Hamilton Printing Co. The family of Mr. Koch funds the annual award given to a male non-starter in either football or soccer who has shown through his dedication to his team and his school a degree of character that stands out among his teammates. He must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and plan to attend a four-year college or university.
          The Mitre Awardis the oldest award that is still presented each year. It is presented to a senior who has excelled in athletics, service, and character. The award is named for a literary/service club that existed from 1898 to 1968 and is funded by its former members and award winners.
          The Diana Donsky Scholarship is named for Diana Donsky, class of 1960, a proud graduate who returned to her alma mater to teach a variety of foreign languages, and had high expectations for all her students. This scholarship, begun in 2007, is funded primarily by Ms. Donsky’s former students and is given each year to the outstanding student who plans to major in a foreign language in college. The recipient is chosen by Manual’s foreign language teachers.
          The Jerry Church Band Scholarship is named for Hall of Fame member Jerry Church, class of 1953. this scholarship is awarded annually to the outstanding member of the marching band.
          The Ken and Tom Kramer Scholarship. Named for two outstanding members of the classes of 1964 and 1965, this scholarship is presented annually to the outstanding senior in the area of language arts.
          The Manual Alumni Scholarship. This scholarship is presented annually to a graduating senior whose parents, grandparents or great-grandparents are graduates of either duPont Manual or Louisville Girls High School. The recipient is chosen annually by the directors of the Alumni Association.


Wall of Honor


         In 1993 Jim Hudson, '60 and Lou Vassie, '54 had a vision of a place within Manual that would commemorate the generosity of alumni and friends who wished to donate to the Alumni Association and its many programs. One section of Alumni Hall (First Floor, Center Hall) is now adorned with plaques that represent hundreds of donors of tens of thousands of dollars. Families, friends and classes have also used the Wall of Honor as a way to remember classmates and loved ones or to make a statement of their support for "dear old Manual." Thousands of people every year take time to view the attractive plaques and comment on the generosity they represent. Plaques may be purchased for $250, $500, $1,000 and up, and nameplates for $100. Gifts may be designated for the General Alumni Fund, the Academic Endowment, the Charmoli Scholarship Fund, the Athletic Endowment, the Bob Griffith Band Fund, or the Mitre Award. These are minimum suggested amounts -- feel free to give more! Gifts are 100% tax deductible.