2014 Fall Breakfast a Huge Success
“Why do we do what we do? I can think of nearly 28,000 reasons why- our children,” said Linda Roser, Foundation Executive Director as she welcomed a sold-out crowd to the September 25, 2014 SMEF Fall Breakfast. 1300 educators, business and community leaders, parents and elected officials gathered together in support of Shawnee Mission schools.
Dean Davison, Foundation Board President, opened the event and welcomed guests. “25 years ago the Foundation was born,” he told the audience. “It exists for the sole purpose of connecting community generosity with Shawnee Mission schools.”
Check out Highlights from Superintendent Dr. Jim Hinson’s State of the District Address. Find out the exciting things happening in Shawnee Mission now, what’s on the horizon and why we’re “HAPPY to be SMSD.”
Treolo, Melissa. “Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Breakfast Placed Emphasis on Social Media.” Shawnee Dispatch. September 26, 2014. Web.
Blom, Dan. “Brownback, Davis Among the 1,300 at Annual Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Breakfast that Highlights the District.” PV Post. September 25, 2014. Web.
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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.