Platte County Education Foundation

What is a Foundation?
To enhance and offer educational opportunities, the Platte County Education Foundation with our community provides financial and motivational resources through a collaborative, transparent, and strategic approach. The Platte County Education Foundation (PCEF): 
  • Is a tax exempt, non-profit corporation chartered in 1998
  • Is a part of the Kansas City Community Foundation which allows PCEF to use their investment team to our advantage
  • Administers scholarship funds and innovative classroom teaching grants annually
  • Is actively involved in raising funds from private and corporate sources to support scholarships and enrichment programs throughout the District
  • Is managed by a Board of Directors composed of dedicated community volunteers.
PCEF's goal is to increase the number of grants and scholarships given out each year.  In 2016, the PCEF gave six student scholarships totaling $6,000. The Foundation scholarships are based on certain specific criteria (academic, community service, needs-based, general, and students going into education). The scholarship applications are available at the high school counselors office or on this website in early January and are typically due in March. Contact Sandi Ogden for more information on scholarship applications.


PCEF is proud to announce five, $600 classroom grant opportunities and one, $1,000 site grant opportunity for our staff to receive this year. 

Congrats to 2016-17 School Year Grant Recipients!

The Platte County Education Foundation (PCEF) has selected its Site Grant recipient and five Classroom Grant recipients.  Siegrist Elementary will receive the $1,000 Site Grant for its Guided Reading Room (submitted by Ann-Marie Basye and Anna Bohn); Classroom Grants have been awarded to Rebecca Ballou (Sensory Breaks Make Sense!), Ashley Seidl (Synergize with STEM), Barbie Glidewell (Breakout Education), Tobee Ford-Nelson (Drawing on Technology), and Dana Neal (STEM Bins). Please keep your eyes open to see what neat, innovative things will be happening with these dollars.
Platte County Education Foundation Board
Tammy Glick
Chris Patterson
Vice President 
Stan Palmer
Ruth Swaney
Jennifer Duncan Fain
 Mike Emmick
Dr. Jay Jones
Lenora Miles
 Dr. Mike Reik
Brad Meyer
Sandi Ogden
Cortney McQueen

Ways to Support the PCEF
Any person wanting to support the PCEF may do so by making a tax deductible contribution to Platte County Education Foundation, 998 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, Missouri. Make a donation in honor of, or in memory of someone special.

The Platte County Education Foundation sells Major Saver cards during the fall of each year. These cards offer 19 buy-one-get-one-free offers from area businesses. There are two cards available for $15 each; one featuring businesses in Platte City (north) and one featuring businesses along the Barry Road corridor (south). Consider buying one or both!