Vision Statement

The Kearney School District Education Foundation supports our schools' desire to provide the best education possible for all students through our community's shared commitment to academic excellence.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Kearney School District Education Foundation is to bring together area business and community leaders who value education to guide and direct resources outside the district budget thereby providing opportunities to enrich the educational experience for students and staff of the Kearney School District. 


We are a local 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your contributions are deductible as allowed by law. We make the most of our gift dollars by combining them with other gift dollars to meet the demands of our community. The Foundation is working to make a positive change for our students and teachers. 


If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or Advisory Board for the Kearney School District Education Foundation, email us at info@ksdef.com

Kearney School District Education Foundation Board of Directors

 Season Kerns, Board Chair

Adam Lyngar, Board Vice Chair - Finance Chair

Dan Holloway, School Board Representative 

Beth Freeman, Scholarships Committee Chair

Tiffany Kirkland, Allocations Committee Chair


Jill Norris, Fundraising Committee Chair

Stephanie DePrenger, Public Relations Committee Chair

Jana Stevens, Teacher Innovation Grants Committee Chair

Kelly Gentry, Nominations Committee Chair



Justin Ernzen, Board Treasurer

Bryson Travis, Board Secretary

Dr. Emily Miller, KSD Superintendent


Kearney School District Education Foundation Advisory Board

Mitch Buhman

Becky Burkemper

Jenny Carneal

Erin Hahn


Nikki Hill

Lauren Miller-Nelson

Jason Pierret

Heather Powell


Stella Spiking

B.J. Staab


MAIL: 425 W. Washington Street, Kearney, MO 64060

PHONE:  816-628-6475

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