Joplin Schools Foundation

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Joplin Schools Foundation is committed to partnering with our local community for a camera system capital campaign. The Foundation will be matching any donations up to $50,000 to fund camera systems for all of our elementary schools. The Foundation's goal is to reach $170,000 to fully fund the project. Currently, to make a donation you can submit a check to 

Joplin Schools Foundation
PO Box 128
Joplin, MO, 64802

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Thank you for your ongoing support for Joplin Schools!

About Joplin Schools Foundation


Foundation Accomplishments

Since its inception in 1993, the Joplin Schools Foundation has actively raised funds to enhance educational opportunities in our schools. Some notable accomplishments include

  • Raising over $600,000 to provide every classroom with a computer and internet access, and reducing the computer-to-student ratio from 13:1 to 4:1.

  • Securing gifts to build the state-of-the-art Timothy T. Reynolds Multimedia Learning Center and television studio at the former Joplin High School.

  • Providing the Joplin High School band with over $150,000 in in-kind donations for their trip to the Cotton Bowl and the Rose Parade.

  • Purchasing more than 5,300 books for Joplin School District libraries.

  • Furnishing every classroom with a Smartboard.

  • Coordinating the Snackpack program to serve over 650 food insecure students in 12 elementary schools.

  • Funding the immediate Snackpack program increase after the May 2011 tornado.

  • Implementing the Joplin Schools Alumni Association to connect Joplin graduates with the past, present, and future of Joplin Schools.

Current Foundation Projects

  • Safety and Security - Provide additional security cameras for all schools

  • Field Trips - Provide opportunity to ALL elementary students to experience Joplin in a progressive field trip series, exposing them to their community government, businesses, and cultural opportunities. 

  • Technology - Provide additional resources to support effective and efficient instructional tools.

  • Continuing Education - Provide scholarships to JHS seniors for post-graduation studies at any university, community college, or technical school. 

  • Grants - Award annual grants to teachers for innovative classroom instruction.

Get Involved

The Joplin Schools Foundation Board of Directors believes the greatest legacy for future generations is a permanent fund designated solely for the purpose of exemplary public education in our community. By supporting the Foundation with your gifts, you place your trust in the value of excellence in education now and in the future.

Endowed funds are one of the most important sources of support for education today. Operating like an investment account for the school district, funds are invested as capital, rather than used as cash for immediate needs. An endowment gift may be made in many forms like stock, life insurance or real estate. The gift will be invested and used each year for the purpose designated by the donor. An endowment gift is an excellent opportunity to build a legacy and support education.

Make a Donation 

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Please contact 417-625-5200. Or, you can mail a check or cash donation to:

Joplin Schools Foundation
PO Box 128
Joplin, MO, 64802

Foundation Board

Gloria Turner, President
Kim Woodard, Vice President
Phyllis Sapp, Treasurer 
Ellen Eastman, Secretary
Barbara Cox
Sharrock Dermott
Scott Erisman

Michael Gray

Kelli Perigo

Susan Satterlee
Don Swanson
Bryan Vowels
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