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
Mike Broos
Mike BroosVice President
Sandy Bird
Sandy BirdSecretary
Fran Jaeger
Fran JaegerTreasurer

Members of the Board

Paul Loomans
Lora Nastase
Dru Sanchez
Jan Spooner
Jana Turner
Judy White
Kristin Wisneski-Blum

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

Networking Partners, Past and Present

Angel Heart Pajama Project

Blind Golf Association

CTE Carnival

Continental Educational Foundation

Do Something Club

Family Support Network

Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber

Green Valley Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse

Greater Green Valley Community Foundation

Habitat for Humanity of Tucson

Mitzvah Day

Tucson Clean and Beautiful

Walden Grove Student Council

Women of Quail Creek