St. Joseph School District

Achieving Excellence


Welcome to the St. Joseph School District Foundation, Inc.


Established in 1984
A 501(c), not-for-profit organization
Governed by a volunteer board of directors

Our Mission: To provide support for the St. Joseph School District, its faculty and students, and to promote, sponsor, and carry-out educational, scientific, technological and related activities and objectives.

The St. Joseph School District Foundation offers:

  • Robaska Scholarships for teachers pursuing graduate degrees
  • Lori Schmitter Scholarship for Early Childhood Educators
  • Sarilee Optican Memorial Scholarships for Math and Science Teachers
  • Bender's Home Care Teacher of the Year Award
  • Hy-Vee Support Person of the Year Award
  • Meierhoffer Innovator of the Year Award
  • American Family Insurance Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Teacher and Support Person of the Year Awards/ All Finalists
  • Academic Competition Funding
  • Ruby Wells Memorial Field Trip Grants (Title I)
  • Nine Student Scholarships
  • Halverson Memorial JROTC Award
Contact: Lori Zillner
Fax (816)671-4470