Educational Institutions

Edmond Public Schools Foundation Inc.

  • Edmond, OK
  • www.edmondpsf.org

Mission Statement

Education Funding: The Edmond Public School Foundation operates for the purpose of supplementing the funding of special projects for the Edmond Public School System. Its major source of revenue is derived from contributions received from members and other concerned parties.

Main Programs

  1. Arts in Schools
  2. Today's Principal
  3. Student Scholarships
  4. Teacher Grants
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Lori Dickinson

Keywords

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Edmond, Students, Teachers, Schools, EPS Foundation, Edmond Public Schools, Grants, Scholarships, Academic, Artistic, Athletic

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EIN

73-1210460

 Number

7154907098

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Arts in Schools

We are currently partnering with the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond to help offset the cost of arts education in Edmond elementary schools. With decreasing public appropriations, programs like the arts often go unfunded at the elementary school level. We help make sure that students still have access to this vital educational experience at an early stage in their academic and personal development.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 2

Today's Principal

Today's Principal is a programmatic partnership between the Edmond Public Schools Foundation and the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. This program brings into our schools individuals are recognized as Edmond community and business leaders, and provides them with the opportunity to serve as principals for a day.The participants interact with real school principals, learn about particular school sites, and hear about the overall educational philosophy guiding the development of students within the Edmond Public School District. Participants get a chance to gain firsthand knowledge of what makes Edmond schools so great and also learn about some of the issues currently being faced by our schools, teachers, and students.To date, over 150 community and business leaders have served as school principals through this program. Through this program thousands of dollars in financial support has be raised, and the District has developed numerous school/business relationships.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Student Scholarships

Annually, the Edmond Public Schools Foundation provides over $10,000 in student scholarships to Edmond Public School students.Providing support to Edmond students in their next educational step is central to the mission of the Edmond Public Schools Foundation.Below is a list of scholarships currently available to EPS students.SHELBY PARKER HUDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThe Award will be given to a senior member of the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Football Team based upon the qualities and characteristics that Shelby exhibited and stood for as a Bulldog, in the following order of importance:1. Personal motivation and character2. Desire and "heart" to excel3. Drive and determination to accomplish goals4. Perseverance in the face of all obstacles5. A grade point average of 2.5 or higher JAMES T. ROHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThe James T. Rohan Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Jimmy Rohan, a senior in the Class of 1993 at Edmond Memorial High School. Jimmy was tragically killed in an automobile accident on January 29, 1993. The purpose of this award is not simply to honor the memory of Jimmy, but in so doing to recognize the achievements - past, present, and future - of an outstanding graduating senior of Edmond Memorial High School. Jimmy's family and friends have contributed funds to Edmond Public Schools Foundation, Inc. for the organization, establishment and administration of the scholarship. The award is made annually in the amount of $2,000.AARON M. STITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPThe Aaron M. Stith Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Aaron Stith, a 1989 graduate of Edmond Memorial High School. Aaron was tragically killed in an automobile accident July 5, 1990. The purpose of this award is not simply to honor the memory of Aaron, but in so doing to recognize the achievements - past, present, and future - of an outstanding graduating senior of Edmond Memorial High School.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 4

Teacher Grants

With decreasing state support and a growing student population the Edmond Public School District is struggling to meet all of the educational needs our students. Our schools, administrators, and teacher are doing all they can, however there simply are not enough resources to fully fund all that is needed in today's 21st century classrooms. Our teacher grant program is designed to help deal with this problem. Since inception the Edmond Public Schools Foundation has provided over $1 million dollars to the school district in the form of teacher grants. This program has touched thousand of Edmond teachers, and allows our educators to offset the cost of educational aids that they desperately need but would never been able to afford.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

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EDMOND PUBLIC SCHOOL FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Edmond Public Schools Foundation Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Lori Dickinson

BIO

Lori has more than 20 years experience in public and media relations, fundraising, strategic planning and marketing, specifically working in the fields of education and nonprofit.Between March 2009-2014, Lori served as president and chief executive officer for The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools where she lead efforts to increase funding to students/teachers directly by more than 1,000 percent; increased the number of students impacted by programs by almost 2,000 percent; increased the number of donors by 380 percent; and increased the number of schools served from only 20 to all 90 schools in the district.She grew up in Noble, Okla, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, and holds a certificate of nonprofit and fundraising management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at the University of Indiana. Lori is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, a member of the Journal Record's 2010 Class of Achievers Under 40, and was a 2010 finalist for Oklahoma Woman of the Year, among other honors. She serves and has served on a variety of nonprofit and education-related boards.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"My family made the conscious choice in 2012 to move to Edmond because of the excellence that abounds in our community's public schools. At that time, our daughter was entering seventh grade at Sequoyah Middle School and our son was beginning his formal schooling in Kindergarten at Northern Hills Elementary.For Grace, socially, that could've been a difficult year. Instead, she has found her passion in music and immediately made wonderful friends with classmates and teachers. Sam is thriving and full of new stories while becoming an avid reader. Both children look forward to school every day because of the acceptance and safety they feel at their home-away-from-home. As parents, we simply could not ask for more.There is something very special about a community who sees its' schools as a source of pride. A joint research report by experts at Arizona State University and the University of Colorado clearly outline the role a community plays in impacting student and academic success. The report states, ""U.S. students spend about 1,150 waking hours a year in school versus about 4,700 more waking hours per year in their families and neighborhoods."" It's safe to say out-of-school factors can have a positive or negative impact and Edmond is taking its' role seriously.It's my goal as well as the board of directors at the Edmond Public Schools Foundation to continue to build upon the support we've provided over the past several years. Strengthening the bridge we've built between the schools and our community is at the top of the list. However, I know people support what they have a part in creating and that's why I want to establish open and regular lines of communications with our schools, parents, alumni and community leaders to continue to increase support in a multitude of ways for students and teachers."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Stuart Graham

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Term: July 2015 - June 2016

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