Education Foundation

Our vision is to provide all Grain Valley students innovative opportunities to help them reach their full potential and become productive members of the community. Our mission is to enhance, supplement or complement programs and activities provided by the district, and to assist students to help them reach their full potential in their K-12 experience, at the next level and in life.

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Contact: Jerry Vaughan

Foundation Executive Director
(816) 847-5006 x1015

How You Can Be Involved

  • Make a donation to the Foundation
  • Underwrite a special activity or event
  • Honor someone special with a tribute scholarship or other memorial donation
  • Establish a scholarship on behalf of a company or organization
  • Leave a donation in your will
  • Other planned giving options

Recent ways the Education Foundation has supported groups, schools, and programs

Helped cover the freight costs to transport band instruments and gear to NYC and back for the Grain Valley Marching Eagles’ participation in the 2016 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Provided seed money to start a “Girls on the Run” program at Matthews Elementary School. Shared the cost of the 2016 Holiday Reception for all district employees with Major Saver. Supported the transportation department’s Safe Riders program and Bus Driver Appreciation. Contributed to the STEM Night (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) at Prairie Branch Elementary allowing for the inclusion of the “Mad Science” program. Shared the cost of feeding students and staff at Job Olympics for students with special needs, with the foundations of other participating school districts. Provided pizza to feed Grain Valley High School seniors and juniors on ACT testing day and graduation practice day. Provided lunch to the staff of Prairie Branch Elementary during staff Franklin Covey The Leader in Me training. Fed the Grain Valley High School Baseball Team during their Day of Service, the Grain Valley High School Show Choir during their Choir Clinic, and the Grain Valley High School Cheer Team on their drive to State Competition. Helped purchase a band saw for the Grain Valley High School Robotics Team. Provided live webcast broadcasts on in partnership with Grain Valley High School Eagle Media. Supports the Bright Futures Grain Valley community network. Sponsors the Homecoming Alumni Tent at the Homecoming football game and registers alumni. Provides Saturday morning breakfast and tours of Grain Valley High School to Alumni following Homecoming. Assisted with the purchase of protective eye wear for Solar Eclipse 2017.

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