About Us

MISSION:

Connecting the community to advance excellence and enrich student opportunities through Edmond Public Schools.
VISION:

The Edmond Public Schools Foundation functions as the leading facilitator of community investment in Edmond Public  Schools.
HISTORY:

Originally founded as the Edmond Educational Endowment, the organization was created in the early 1980′s as one of the first education foundations in the state of Oklahoma. In 1999, the organization formally changed its name to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation.
IMPACT:

Read more about the impact of the Edmond Public Schools Foundation in our Impact Statement for the 2021 -2022 school year on the impact page.

GOAL STATEMENT:

Between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2026, the Edmond Public Schools Foundation will invest $2.6 million into Edmond Public Schools with the support of community partners, leverage an additional $1.7 million in support, grow its endowment by $280,000, secure 10 Legacy Society members and find creative ways to collaborate as a partner in public education.

CORE VALUES:

Public Education:   We believe outstanding public education is the cornerstone of a great community.
Collaboration:   We believe in collaborating with the community, district staff, students and our stakeholders.
Community Investment:  We believe community investment builds stronger schools.
Integrity:  We believe in upholding public trust through integrity in all of our work.
Innovation and Creativity:   We believe in transforming ideas into reality through creative problem solving to meet the needs of our stakeholders.

LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

JULIE WOODARD, President
RUTHIE RIGGS, Vice President
CHRIS RODRIGUEZ, Treasurer
RYAN SILER, Secretary
SARA WALKER, Past President

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

JENNIFER CAIN
LEZEL CUNNINGHAM SAFI
AUSTIN FUGITT
MICHAEL GRAFTON
DR. RUTH JACKSON
DARIN KENT
CASSIE NIEMANN
MARK TAYLOR
DEVONA WHITFIELD
BRETT WINDSOR
CHRISTI WOODWORTH



ADVISORY MEMBERS:

DR. ANGELA GRUNEWALD, EPS Superintendent
JAMIE UNDERWOOD, EPS Board Member
DARRELL DAVIS, Mayor, City of Edmond
SUSAN PARKS-SCHLEPP­­, EPS Chief Information Officer
EMILY BOYETT, EPS Teacher of the Year
NICOLE MARLER, EPS School Administrator
DONNA HILL, EPS Support Personnel
SARAH LUCAS, EPS Parent
SHERRY JORDAN, CEO Edmond Chamber of Commerce
ANDY CONYERS, City of Edmond
SHANNON PRICE, Edmond Fine Arts
SHEILA STINNETT, Edmond Family Counseling

STAFF:

DEANNA BOSTON, Chief Executive Officer
ANITA NASH, Programs and Operations Manager
ASHLEY POSEY, Community Development Coordinator