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

Julia Kuhn, Board Chair

Adam Lyngar, Board Vice Chair

Ryan Couch, Scholarship Committee

Nancy Firtzsch Eklund, Teacher Innovation Grants Committee

Dan Holloway, School Board Representative


Lorry Kelly, Major Gifts & Grants Committee

Season Kerns, Public Relations Chair

Andrette Prather, Fundraising Chair

Anthony Cholak, Nominations Chair



Justin Ernzen, Board Treasurer

Laura Hartman, Board Secretary

Matthew Miller, KSD Superintendent


Kearney School District Education Foundation Advisory Board

Becky Burkemper

Keith Doss

Kelly Gentry

Erin Hahn

Jason Hoyt


Andy Martens

Bob Tate

Tyler Best

B.J. Staab


Shannon Peisert

Jason Pierret

Heather Powell

Stella Spiking

Robin Tarr


MAIL: PO BOX 715, Kearney, MO 64060

PHONE: 816-628-4116

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