On March 11, Trinity Christian Academy recognized the “father of the Student Tuition Aid Program” for his decades of service to the students and families of the school.
Bill Millet, a 41-year member of the TCA board of trustees, started the Student Tuition Aid Program in 1974 with only $1,850. The program rapidly grew over the years and now raises over $1 million annually to help approximately 120 students with their tuition. TCA estimates that over 3,500 students have benefited from this program since its inception.
“It is a gratifying experience to be honored for implementing a program that has influenced and enriched so many young students’ lives,” said Millet.
Headmaster Dave Delph said that out of all of Millet’s “gifts” to the community, his leadership is the “most extraordinary”. “He has changed our community for the better by enriching the quality of students, faculty and facilities,” said Delph.
Millet credits the tuition aid program’s success to the rest of his “TCA family,” which includes members of his own family. His son Jon is the head of TCA’s art department, his son Brian previously served as varsity cross country coach, his daughter-in-law Cindy was a lower school computer teacher, and many of his grandchildren attend TCA.