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and learning in Shawnee Mission schools.
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Thank you for the difference you make
in the lives of Shawnee Mission students. 

Happy Holidays

  Board of Directors
and Staff



Ways to make a difference


Mail to SMEF -
7235 Antioch, Shawnee Mission, KS, 66204.

Appreciated Securities
- Direct transfer avoids a taxable capital gain or sales expenses and may provide you a charitable deduction. 

IRA Charitable Rollover for those 70-1/2 and older
- Distribution directly to SMEF from your IRA is excludable from gross income (up to $1000,000) and can be used to satisfy any IRA required minimum distribution.  You cannot claim a charitable deduction for IRA gifts, but you will not pay income tax on the amount.  Contact your IRA administrator if you consider such a gift.

Planned Gift
- Reviewing your will or trust?  Consider a gift of lasting significance by designating SMEF (Tax ID:  74-2823938).

Consult you tax advisor about tax results of your gift.  For additional information on making year-end gifts, please contact Linda Roser, Executive Director, as 913-993-9363 or

Artwork collage by 6th grade students from Brookridge Elementary.
Top left to bottom right.  Emily Hays, Andy Campos-Ortega, Gretchen Schultz, Grace Klein, Andrea Edwards, Travon Massey, Cameron Getty, Walker Kirk, Gysselle Cisneros

Card assembly by SMSD Work Experience Students.

E2 Grants DUE January 7, 2015

Excellence in Education (E2 Grants) provide funding for innovative and challenging teaching and learning projects implemented by SMSD educators.  All Pre-K - 12 district educators may apply.

Application & Information Packets available NOW!

DUE DATE:  January 7, 2015


Check out the latest news at the Foundation!

It's a little bit like "paying it forward."

In a press conference on January 21, 2014, the Shawnee Mission School District and the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation announced a generous donation made by board of education member Dr. Craig Denny and his wife Terry. 

The $100,000 gift establishes the Denny Family Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Fund.  The fund will support new instructional initiatives, professional development for teachers in STEM-focused areas, opportunities for students to conduct specialized research, curriculum development and specialized equipment. 

When asked about the investment in Shawnee Mission Dr. Denny said, "It's a little bit like 'pay it forward.'  We've been blessed in all of the things we've done and we want to see opportunities for those kids that are coming behind us." 

Check out Broadcast of Live Press Conference.   

SMEF is Your Opportunity for Local Control

In an environment where local control of school funding is restricted by state government, SMEF offers an opportunity for concerned citizens to support the shared community value of educational excellence.

Thank you to our corporate partners



Shawnee Mission Cares

Join in Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson's call to action- contribute to the Shawnee Mission Cares Fund.  Your gift helps meet the need so that all Shawnee Mission students have the best opportunity for success.  100% of your gift stays in Shawnee Mission.

   Make your donation to the Shawnee Mission Cares Fund today!

THANK YOU for your support of SMEF on #GivingTuesday.


"I support SMEF because they give our students new opportunities."
Jason Coats, Westridge Middle School educator and E2 Grant recipient.                     

Shawnee Mission
Education Foundation
7235 Antioch
Shawnee Mission KS 66204
913-993-9360 phone
913-993-9364 fax

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