Stacey Toran was an athlete and a scholar. Against the odds, Stacey succeeded at places renowned for excellence such as the University of Notre Dame and the NFL's Raiders organization.
Indianapolis residents most often remember Stacey Toran as the standout Broad Ripple High School athlete whose full-court, game winning shot propelled Broad Ripple to the 1980 state basketball championship. As a Broad Ripple student, Stacey showed he was as committed to being academically prepared as he was to being athletically prepared for competition.
His efforts in the classroom and on the football field earned him a football scholarship to Notre Dame. At Notre Dame, Stacey was a four-year starter as a defensive back and during his senior year a captain of the team. Stacey earned his degree in 1984 and was drafted by the then Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. Stacey broke into the Raiders' starting line-up his rookie year and was a starter for five years.
During the off season, Stacey spent is time working with youth in the Indianapolis and Los Angeles areas espousing his beliefs in being prepared academically and athletically for the opportunities life provides as well as being a role model for the principles and values he practiced.
In August 1989, Stacey Toran lost his life in an automobile accident. The Stacey Toran Foundation was created in 1998 to further the work Stacey began but was unable to finish.
The Foundation strives to support leadership, education and character building programs to prepare young men and women for higher education and to instill in them a sense of confidence, responsibility and service that is the foundation for developing future leaders.
The STF Mission