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
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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


Awarded a grant to the four elementary schools and SMS for solar eclipse glasses. Annual golf event raised over $4,000 to be split with the Booster Club and Activities Department. Donations to the Dr. Roy Moss Memorial Scholarship fund have exceeded $17,000. Sponsored the Homecoming Alumni Tent at the homecoming football game, feeding the alumni and their families. Sponsored a breakfast on the Saturday morning after the Homecoming game, feeding the students decorating for the dance; also fed GVHS alumni and their families, and conducted tours of the High School. Held an informational meeting about the 529 Scholarship Program for parents. Awarded grants for: Replacement items for the SNAG golf program (elementary PE), Food for the High School Choir clinic, Breakfast for the All Pro Dads, and students at Prairie Branch Elementary. Started a new Sibert Memorial Scholarship beginning with the Class of 2018. Helped sponsor students for both Girls and Boys State. Awarded a $2,500 grant to GVTV to help expand their broadcast capabilities. Booster Club received almost $6,400 for their partnership with the golf event and webcast advertising. Classroom grants for the spring 2018 semester totaled over $7,300 and directly impacted over 1,400 students. Partnered with Prairie Branch and the Prairie Branch PTA to purchase risers; the Foundation contributed $830, one third of the total cost. Traveled to Liberty to help judge FBLA district competition. Interviewed Courtwarming candidates. Partnered with Papa Murphy’s to feed over 450 students and volunteers at the area Job Olympics. Fed the 38 players, along with coaches and volunteers, at a hot dog roast following the annual High School Baseball Day of Service. Major Saver Card sales raised over $20,000 for the schools and the Education Foundation, to be split 50/50. Provided 51 broadcasts of sporting events, concerts and graduation during the school year. Inaugural Moss Golf Event raised over $8,000 for the Foundation.

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