Established in 2003

The Foundation supports teacher mini grants, college scholarships, the preschool program at Sopori, the LINK before and after school care program, and the Amado-Sahuarita Adult Learning Program, as well as provides resources for educational needs that are not covered by the district’s regular budget. Most recently, the Foundation facilitated in raising money to support special initiatives including: Anza Trail’s fundraising efforts for band uniforms, Walden Grove’s student council summer training program, Anza Trail and SPS A+ School of Excellence spirit shirts, SIS emergency kit supplies, Copper View’s Lego robotic kits, SMS after school sewing program, collaboration with Sopori’s preschool program, and SHS media technology.

Our Goal

  • Procure resources necessary for long-term sustainability.

  • Procure and administer endowments for post-secondary education.

  • Provide educational and professional grants for teachers.

  • Fund summer enrichment for individual students, as well as groups in financial need.

Our Team

Jane Lateer
Jane LateerPresident
Jan Spooner
Jan SpoonerVice President
Jana Turner
Jana TurnerSecretary
Fran Jaeger
Fran JaegerTreasurer

Members of the Board

Elaine Hall
Charles Oldham
Kristin Wisneski-Blum
Lora Nastase
Judith White

SUSD Liaisons
Brett Bonner
Scott Downs

Friends of the Board

Tom Burns
Charlotte Gates
Shawna Hansen
Lorna Kitchak
Mary Chernoski
Sara Mora
Fred & Krystal Lewis