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.

2021 Foundation Board of Directors

Bret Abels, Debbie Atchison, Andrew Bell, Dr. Rick Black, Brenda Carlson, Dr. Jen Carson, Jill Frederick, Jim Garbina, Jill Govier,
 Allan Harry, Kari Jo Johnson, Paul Johnston, Donald Kelly, Scott Kneifl, Mike Krzywicki, Brian Lodes, Marcus Madler,
Sue Pieper, Dr. Andy Rikli, Lindy Rogers, Karla Rupiper, Andrew Schmellin, Kevyn Sopinski, Mike Summers,
Fred Uhe, Mark Vanderheiden, Zach Wigginton, SuAnn Witt

Foundation Staff


Lee

Executive Director

lee.denker@plcsfoundation.org

Mike

Finance Director

mike.fernen@plcsfoundation.org

Terri

Program Director - Kids Club

terri.dodds@plcsfoundation.org

Angie

Alumni Development Director

angie.delong@plcsfoundation.org

Natalie

Operations & Data Integrity Director

natalie.may@plcsfoundation.org

Katie

Employee Engagement & Enrollment Manager

katie.campbell@plcsfoundation.org

Marisa

Accounting Specialist

marisa.richmann@plcsfoundation.org

Ann

Executive Assistant & Stewardship Coordinator

ann.vassar@plcsfoundation.org

Beth

Assistant Program Director - Kids Club

beth.buras@plcsfoundation.org

Amy

Administrative & Development Assistant

amy.kratz@plcsfoundation.org