The Chaffey High School Alumni Association was founded in 1974 while Dr. Fred C. Adams was principal. He saw the possibility that an alumni organization could assist the high school in providing educational services to the community and provide a bridge between current students and alumni.
Over the years the CHS Alumni Association has fulfilled Dr. Adams’s vision by building an active membership that contributes significantly to campus life. The CHS Alumni Association has overseen capital fund campaigns to restore Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium (three separate campaigns); raised funds to repair the Siberian tiger sculpture by Betty Davenport Ford ’42 after severe vandalism in 1977; to refinish chairs and tables in Chaffey Memorial Library; and other projects. The Association presents a $1000 scholarship each year to three graduating seniors.
For alumni, the Association publishes the Tiger Rag, a popular newsletter that presents information about reunions (including assistance for reunion committees), updates on individual alumni in the Whatever Happened To section, notices of alumni who have passed on, and community news of interest to alumni. Each year the board of directors honors a distinguished alumnus as Tiger of the Year. The Alumni office on campus contains memorabilia and other items of interest that have been collected over the years, including a complete set of Fastis.