Remembering Ty Scheumann: Catholic School Champion and Fulcrum Supporter

February 1, 2022

Theiline (Ty) Scheumann, a prominent local philanthropist and long-time supporter of Fulcrum, passed away on December 30, 2021. She was 90 years old.

Mrs. Scheumann’s life had an incredible impact on the community as a volunteer and philanthropist. Her volunteer work included the Seafair volunteer board to celebrate Seattle’s centennial in 1951-52, the Junior League, and the Seattle Art Museum. She gave generously to local charities and organizations, changing so many lives for the better.

Mrs. Scheumann was also a staunch supporter of the Fulcrum Foundation’s mission to strengthen Catholic schools throughout Western Washington. “My mom believed strongly in the value of Catholic schools and the education they provide,” said Lee Rolfe, daughter of Mrs. Scheumann. “She understood the lasting importance of a good education and the essential nature of cultivating motivated and enthusiastic students and teachers.”

“Throughout her long life, Ty Scheumann supported and uplifted our community, leaving an indelible mark on countless lives,” said Tony Audino, chair of Fulcrum’s board of trustees. “Her commitment to Fulcrum’s mission helped strengthen Catholic education throughout Western Washington, increasing access to our vibrant Catholic schools. Her generous spirit, kind heart, and passion for Catholic education will continue to inspire us for years to come.”

Mrs. Scheumann was born in Seattle, WA in 1931 to parents Paul and Theiline Pigott. She lived an adventurous life as an accomplished hunter, fisherman, pilot, and sailor. Mrs. Scheumann also rode and bred thoroughbred horses, and was honored by the Washington Racing Hall of Fame as a horse breeder. A loving mother, Mrs. Scheumann is survived by her five children, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.