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Russellville School Foundation


Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.

Christine Gregoire

Teacher Grants

Who Are We?

The Russellville School Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization (pending tax exemption status) that will provide supplemental funding to support academic excellence for students, teachers and school administrators of the Cole R-I School District.

The Foundation will award grants to fund educational projects and school activities that may not otherwise be supported by the school district due to limited financial resources.

The Foundation also supports programs and initiatives that align with the Cole R-I School District’s priorities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why does Cole R-I School District need a Foundation? 
Answer: The purpose of the Foundation is to provide funding for worthwhile programs and events that are beyond the scope of the general operating budget of the school system.

Question: How does the Foundation work with the Board of Education? 
Answer: The Foundation and the Board of Education are two separate entities working toward the same goal: the betterment of our schools. However, in order to ensure communication between both Boards, the Superintendent and a school board member will serve as non-voting members of the Foundation Board.

Question: How will the Foundation spend money? 
Answer: Educators will complete an application which will provide the information for the Foundation Board to make a decision on the funding projects.

Question: How do I make a pledge to the Foundation? 
Answer: To make a pledge, fill out a pledge form and send it to:

Russellville School Foundation
7214 Meadows Ford Spur
Lohman, MO 65053


Board of Directors

  • Larry Bishop
  • Mike Bungart
  • Kathy Koestner
  • Jana Thompson
  • Becky Wise

We are Searching for our Founding 50 Donors!

Founding Donors are alumni, community citizens, or businesses who make a $1,000 donation to initially support the Foundation's initiatives.

Founding Donors will be forever named as the ones who started the foundation.

thank youRussellville School Foundation Donors as of 4-25-19