Board Members

Robbin Reynolds, President,
Lauri Bledsoe, President Elect,
Kim Luger, Secretary,  
Kristin Patterson, Treasurer,    
Tiffany Lynch, Alumni Relations,   
Melonie Loeb, Communications,     
Victoria Kanaley, Community Engagement,  
Michelle Tilton, Development,    
Christine Braasch, Grants Chairman,    
Kristin Christian, Nominating,         
Paul Krebs, Video Board/Advertising,
Nikol Terrill, Social Media,
Kathy Morrison, Past President,   
John McKinney, Principal, 
Britton Norden, PTA Representative,  

Grants Committee Members
(Christine Braasch, Chairperson)

Adam Finkleston, Faculty Rep Grants Committee,
Billy Knabe, Grants Committee,
Bonnie Maddox, Grants Committee,
Jodi McGannon, Grants Committee,
Jenny Spencer, Grants Committee,
John Tucker, Grants Committee,
Jeanette Vahle, Grant Committee,

Development Committee Members
(Michelle Tilton, Chairperson)

Tara Leinbach, Development Committee Auction Chair,
Kristen Schotte, Development Committee Auction Chair,
Development Committee Senior Tiles - OPEN
Development Committee Yard Signs and Banners - OPEN
Development Committee Staff Honor Mailing - OPEN 

Alumni Reunion Tours Committee 

Beth Fowler, 

Our story began in 2003, when a group of parents founded The East Fund Fund, which is dedicated to maintaining the integrity and quality of educational programming for students at Shawnee Mission East.  

Our didactic grants focus on three areas:

  • Student and Classroom Programs
  • Technology Enhancements
  • Professional Development

The mission of The East Fund is to bring together the diverse community at Shawnee Mission East, to identify the best ways to enhance the educational experience for students and teachers alike, and to create resources to offer the widest possible range of opportunities for all students and teachers to reach their maximum potential.

Our goal is to purposely provide stretch, creativity and innovation, to benefit every student at Shawnee Mission East.

Our vision is to create a learning environment where expectations are high, with the mutual commitment of young people and adults to achieve them.