Smoky Valley Education Foundation

Smoky Valley Education Foundation: A pathway for Excellence

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The Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation was established in 2002 to provide a pathway for excellence for the students, staff and community of the Smoky Valley. The Foundation is comprised of Trustees from the community who are committed to enhancing education for the children of the Smoky Valley School District. The Foundation's primary mission is to raise the dollars needed for educational improvements to existing programs or for new innovative programs.

SV Education Foundation Board of Trustees:

Charter Membership: Phyllis Clark (Treas.); Wanda Esping (Pres.); Angie Howe (Sec.);Mark Lysell; Janie Nyquist; Norma Oborg; Laurel Patrick; Dave Schrag (V-Pres.); J.P. Worcester

The Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with its own bylaws and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, separate and distinct from the Board of Education. The Foundation seeks gifts in the form of cash contributions, will bequests, insurance policies, and memorials and tributes, all of which are tax deductible. Contributions to the Foundation can be sent to: Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation, 126 South Main, Lindsborg, Kansas 67456.

Purpose Statement:

The Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation has been created to support the education programs for both students and staff personnel of the Smoky Valley District. The Foundation will provide funds for educational programs and activities that either have not been funded or have been under-funded by the normal operating budget. These funds will be used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence and to expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.


All donations, large or small, are appreciated. A donor recognition pathway is exhibited at the entrance of Smoky Valley High School. You can be a part of the “Pathway for Excellence” vision by placing your name or an engraving of your choice on a donor brick for a minimum donation of $125. What better way of providing a lasting recognition of your support! A gift to the Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation is one of the most rewarding gifts you can make. Your gift will support the following goals of the Foundation:

  • Enrichment activities and programs
  • Student and staff recognition
  • Technology advancement
  • Facilities development
  • Student emergency aid
  • Build community awareness for the Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation
  • Inspire parents and community to participate with the school district in enriching education.

Through your support, the Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation can provide learning opportunities for our students and school staff, as well as, enhance the lives of members of our community.

Mission Statement: Smoky Valley School District

The mission of the Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation is to provide all students with experiences enabling them to develop the knowledge, skills and values to become responsible, successful learners.

Mission Statement: Education Foundation

The mission of the Smoky Valley Public Schools Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to the Smoky Valley School District to enrich, maintain, and expand programs needed to meet the district's stated mission of excellence in education.

This information has been prepared as an informational guide only. The contents are not intended as legal advice to donors or potential donors. Since each situation is unique, we recommend that you consult your advisors. We are available to talk with you or your advisors. For more information, contact a member of the Board of Trustees or Superintendent at (785) 227-2981.