Much has changed since the inaugural Phonathon was held in 1980 and the photo from 1989 shown above. What hasn't changed is the Annual Appeal, formerly known as the Phonathon, remains TSF's largest fundraiser of the year. Also unchanged is the pivotal role played by TSF's Student Directors in ensuring the success of this annual event.

Today's Annual Appeal focuses on a mailing to residents and a color flyer included in the March WMGLD bills. The 2024 Annual Appeal mailing will take place on March 16th at the Americal Civic Center. TSF student and adult directors will assemble and address this mailing to Wakefield residents urging their support for scholarships to benefit local students pursuing education after high school.