• Foundation

    Platte County Education Foundation Logo 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.
  • Scholarships
    PCEF's goal is to increase the number of grants and scholarships given out each year.  In 2019, the PCEF gave seven student scholarships totaling $7,000. The Foundation scholarships are based on certain specific criteria (academic, community service, needs-based, general, and students going into education). Contact Sandi Ogden for more information on scholarship applications.
  • The scholarship applications are available on Platte County High School's counseling website or on this webpage in January and are typically due in March.

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  • Grants

    PCEF is proud to announce five, $600 classroom grant opportunities and two, $1,000 site grant opportunities for our staff to receive this year. 
  • Congrats to 2018-19 School Year Grant Recipients!

    The Platte County Education Foundation (PCEF) has selected two Site Grant recipients and five Classroom Grant recipients in the Spring of 2019.  Compass Elementary will receive a $1,000 Site Grant for "Social/Emotional Support for Academic Success" (submitted by Kristal Short and our Parents as Teachers program will receive another $1,000 Site Grant for "Books, Books, and More Books!" (submitted by Lacey Middleton). Classroom Grants have been awarded to Jamie Klingenberg (Empowering our Readers), Anna Burnett (Music is the Prize When We Synergize), Brooke Fisher (Building a Bright Future), Carla Drummond (Enriching American History), and Monique Platz, Alisa Yates, and Carole Nelson (Whisper Phones for Fluency). 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 
    Brad Meyer
    Jennifer Duncan Fain
     Della Soendker
    Dr. Jay Jones
    Gwendolyn Cooke
     Dr. Mike Reik
    Ruth Swaney
    Sandi Ogden
    Alisha Elliott

    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 21 buy-one-get-one-free offers from area businesses. The cards available for $15 each featuring businesses in Platte City and businesses along the Barry Road corridor. Click here to purchase yours!