Educational Institutions

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation

  • Shawnee Mission, KS
  • www.smef.org

Mission Statement

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation promotes innovative and challenging teaching and learning in Shawnee Mission schools.

Main Programs

  1. Fund Educational Programs
  2. Endowment
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer since 2016

Self-reported

Kimberly A. Hinkle

Keywords

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SMEF, public school, SMSD

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EIN

74-2823938

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Accomplishments: Pilot elementary Project Lead the Way: Funded required professional development to launch pre-engineering curricula in 3 elementary schools, 6th grade class, 3rd grade and 4th grade after school settings. Fully implemented elementary PLTW will extend existing PLTW programming K-12.Pilot Tech sHeroes after school middle school mentoring program to engage female students in STEM activities. Funded programmable Sphero robots. 20 mentors/20 students meet bi-weekly with monthly Saturday activity in industry.SM Cares Fund: Meeting immediate, short-term need to help keep students in school and focused on learning. In first year (2013-14) responded to families displaced by apartment complex fire; utility assistance; assistance to avoid homelessness; food insecurity; transportation.Secured grant funding from the HealthCare Foundation of Greater Kansas City to implement Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for 368 district staff . Goals: Maintain and strengthen top tier school district by aligning Foundation, district, and community in charitable investment and partnerships to ensure schools remain able prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century global economy. Create community awareness of local investment options; no cap on charitable investment; 100% of every contribution stays in Shawnee Mission district.Create meaningful connections, partnerships and financial support in strategic impact areas of STEM, Early Childhood education, and Arts.Raise awareness of planned giving opportunities to generate growing sustainable revenue source for Shawnee Mission district to remain an educational leader for generations of students to come. Increase membership in McEachen Circle legacy society by ten percent annually.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Fund Educational Programs

Grants to Shawnee Mission school district educational programs.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 2

Endowment

Build endowment to create sustainable resources for SMSD programs to maintain and strengthen educational excellence in SM schools.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

Funding Needs

STEM investment of financial and human resources to develop and implement new academic programs to prepare students for the rapidly changing knowledge economy of the future.Signature Programs. Seeking partners interested in premier career education in Biotechnology, Medical Science, Engineering, Culinary arts. Excellence in Education (E2) grants fund teacher projects. Individual grants range from $250-$3,500. Annual budget: $30K - $50K as funds allow.Build endowment to create long-term sustainable resources for academic programs.

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Financials

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Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Shawnee Mission Education Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Kimberly A. Hinkle

BIO

Kimberly Hinkle, CFRE, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation which supports innovative teaching and learning in the Shawnee Mission School District. Before joining the Foundation in 2016, Kim served as Senior Development Director, Individual and Major Gifts, for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art where she led major, individual and planned giving efforts. Before joining the Nelson, Kim spent a decade at the Harriman-Jewell Series, the premier presenter of performing arts in the region, as the Associate Executive Director and led fundraising efforts as well as served as the financial officer for the Series. Kim has also served as director of development for the Kansas City-based Sertoma Foundation. She began her career in fundraising with internships at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (ALSAC) and with the Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross. In 2000 and 2001, Kim was appointed visiting lecturer on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at Jihoceksa Univerzita (University of South Bohemia) in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and chairs Fundraising 101, a class offering a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of fundraising for those new to the field and seasoned professionals.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

" In 1985, the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation was envisioned by five community leaders as a way to build resources to help Shawnee Mission schools maintain their strong tradition of excellence and give the community a charitable vehicle to do so. After much research by these visionary leaders, the Foundation came into being in 1989 and was one of 20 in the country in support of K-12 public education. Now there are over 6500 public school foundations. We stand on the shoulders of giants to carry that vision forward with a renewed sense of urgency. The Shawnee Mission school district is a national leader in preparing students for college and career success. Public education is not free...and our children, their futures and ours, depend on having access to the best education possible to lead and to solve the unknown mysteries of the future. The Foundation is the way for the local community to provide local dollars for our local schools by choosing to fund our local definition of excellence. Now is the time to adopt a bold vision for a well-funded endowment that will make extraordinary resources available for academic programs across the district so that current and future generations of students have the best opportunity to achieve success."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dean Davison

Lockton Companies

Term: July 2015 - June 2016

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