Thank you for supporting students! Please select a category to donate to by clicking on one of the available categories below. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Foundation Office at 816-986-1015.
The Foundation’s annual Friends of the Foundation sponsorship program is a key fundraiser each year. With community support through Friends of the Foundation, we are able to provide thousands of dollars for classroom grants, enhanced technology and student scholarships.
Here's a chance to show off the pride and generosity of your class in a fun, competitive way that benefits students across our great district!
This year's Annual Fund Drive Goal is $275,000. Four priority areas will be assisted with this funding: 1. Google Chromebook Computers and Charging Carts in schools across the district; 2. Classroom PEAK Grant Funding; 3. Excellence for Education Endowment Fund; and 4. IB/ACT Scholarships for students in need.
The Crystal M. Gudde Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 by family and friends to honor the life of Crystal Gudde. Crystal, 26, was a 2002 Lee's Summit High School graduate. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and planning events. Crystal's love for her family began with her Grandparents, parents, and brother and sister and came full circle once she had children of her own. She was a wonderful mom to Cohan and Chyla and enjoyed every moment she spent with them. Crystal's life was tragically taken Labor Day Weekend, 2010. This scholarship fund was established by her friends and family to provide financial support to a Lee’s Summit High School graduating senior pursuing continued education at an accredited college, university, or technical school.
Established in 2015 through the Lee's Summit Breakfast Optimist Club, this fund is designed to provide ongoing support to purchase food and supplies for students in need at the Lee's Summit R-7 high schools.
Individuals may make a gift to the Foundation in honor of someone special in their lives…a teacher, principal, volunteer, family member. Tribute gifts may also be made in honor of special occasions such as graduations, birthdays and anniversaries.
The John B. Morgan Scholarship Fund was established in June 2012 to honor John’s life and dedication to helping students grow in their educational and personal journeys. John aimed to have students walk away from his class with an understanding of how events of the past have shaped the world in which they live. John understood the differing learning styles of his students and molded his lesson plans to meet each student’s needs. But, John was not merely a teacher to students; he was an enthusiastic mentor who aspired to help students reach their full potential.
The Kary and Becki Hocker Memorial Scholarship was established with the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation in 2014 by their son, Kary Todd Hocker, Jr., and friends Scott and Lori Knoche. Kary and Becki lived their lives with a tremendous amount of joy and love for each other and their community. Their spirits were infectious with everyone…no matter whose paths they crossed. This scholarship was created as a means of remembering their joyful spirits and tocontinue to pass on their love for their community with deserving students pursuing continued education at a 2-year or 4-year accredited college, university or trade school.
Teachers in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District realized many years ago the need to recruit and train qualified young people to the teaching profession and established a scholarship fund designated for teacher education. This scholarship fund is to recognize academic achievement, character and personality and to provide funds for a college-bound student entering the teaching profession. Financial need will be considered, but will not necessarily be the determining factor.
Donations may be made to the Foundation in memory of a loved one who has passed away. These gifts can be made to the Foundation’s greatest area of need for students or can be designated for a special purpose.