Our Mission: The Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation strives to enhance educational opportunities for the students of the Papillion La Vista Community Schools by offering the opportunity to participate in activities and take advantage of programs that would not otherwise be possible.

Our Core Values: Stewardship, Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Communication

Founded in 1986, the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works closely with Papillion La Vista Community Schools to enhance the educational opportunities for children by offering opportunities and activities that would not be possible if only tax dollars were available. Close ties to the district and community ensures the best ideas to support students, teachers, technology, and programs become a reality.

The Foundation reaches out to staff, parents, alumni and the community to create the financial and supportive resources needed to augment the overall educational experience of Papillion-La Vista children. Immediate and endowed support is provided by donors and parents through Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation for the benefit of the children, staff, and families of Papillion La Vista Community Schools.

Foundation Board of Directors 2017

Ellen Buglewicz, Brenda Carlson, Lee Denker, Anna Eckhoff, John Erickson, Jill Frederick, Jim Garbina, Bill Gess, Jim Glover, Jill Govier, Randy Guthmiller, Paul Johnston, Don Kelly, Jeremy Kinsey, Gene Klein, Mike Krzywicki, Robin Larsen, Marcus Madler, Rob McCartney, Dr. Harlan Metschke, Jim Paschal, Sue Pieper, Curtis Rainge, Rita Ramirez, Dr. Andy Rikli, Kelly Roberts, Karla Rupiper, Trent Steele, Mike Summers, Dr. Fred Tafoya, Fred Uhe, Tania Woessner

Foundation Staff

John Erickson

Foundation Executive Director


Ann Vassar

Executive Assistant/Office Manager


Erin Burke

Asst. Director of Development - Alumni & Marketing Manager


Terri Dodds

Kids Club Program Administrator


Tammy Fugit

HR Specialist


Rhonda Bruggeman



Jim Hale

Director of Accounting


Kathy Hagel



Natalie May

Program & Data Integrity Specialist


Beth Buras

Kids Club Assistant Director


Marisa Richmann

Billing & Payroll Specialist


Jim Frederick

Director of Development