Education Foundation

Education Foundation

We recognize innovation and excellence in education by funding grants and college scholarships and by supporting schools and school-related programs. The Education Foundation provides students and staff opportunities that are not supported by tax dollars.

Mission: Engaging our communities to support and fund extraordinary educational experiences.

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Annual Report

Annual Report

The Education Foundation partners with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to raise, invest, manage and distribute funds. Our work is guided and supported by a 17-member Advisory Board. For details and donors, see our 2015 annual report.

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Goals and Governance

Goals and Governance

The Education Foundation maintains a formal system for raising, managing and distributing funds under the guidance of a 17-member Advisory Board.

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Board and Staff


Barry McCullough

Barry McCullough

Chair, Business Member at Large
Jenkins & James Insurance Agency, Inc.

Libby Blair

Libby Blair

Vice Chair, Community Member at Large
Community Volunteer

Dr. Dan Clemens

Dr. Dan Clemens

Superintendent of Schools
North Kansas City Schools

Spencer Fields

Spencer Fields

Business Member at Large
Mercer

Paul Harrell

Paul Harrell

Treasurer, Ex-officio
North Kansas City Schools

Tammy Henderson

Tammy Henderson

Exec. Director, Community Relations & Gov. Affairs
North Kansas City Schools

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Media & Public Relations Director
North Kansas City Schools

Nancy Knipfel

Nancy Knipfel

Community Member at Large
Community Volunteer

Jan Lewis

Jan Lewis

NKC Education Foundation Director
North Kansas City Schools

Lesley Martin

Lesley Martin

Teacher of Distinction
North Kansas City Schools

Linda Martens

Linda Martens

Secretary, Ex-officio
North Kansas City Schools

Brian Mercer

Brian Mercer

North Kansas City PTA Council President
Missouri Parent Teacher Association

Jeremy Messner

Jeremy Messner

Business Member at Large
Midwest Bus Sales

Erin Nash

Erin Nash

Staff Member at Large
North Kansas City Schools

Paula Pattillo

Paula Pattillo

Parent Representative
North Kansas City Schools

Ellen Todd

Ellen Todd

Business Member at Large
Curry Real Estate Services

Jay Wilson

Jay Wilson

Board of Education Representative
North Kansas City Schools