HOW THE EAST FUND STARTED 


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

Our grants focus on three areas:

Professional

Development​

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1

Classroom

Programs

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2

Technology​

Enhancements

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MISSION

The mission of The East Fund is to enhance the educational experience and to create resources to provide opportunities for all students and teachers to reach their maximum potential.

GOAL

Our goal is to provide educational opportunities and innovation to benefit every student at Shawnee Mission East.

VISION

Our vision is to create a learning environment where expectations and aspirations are high.

BOARD MEMBERS

Paul Stephens, President
Christina Wilkerson, President-Elect 
Shannan McKee, Secretary 
Ashly Hanson, Treasurer
Jay KlumppAssistant Treasurer 
Amy Prendiville, Alumni Relations 
Victoria Flower, Student Ambassadors 
Laurie Morrissey, Fundraising Party 
Allison Taylor, Communications 
Julie Baker, Grants Chairman
Jill Wehner, Nominating 
Jenn Miller, Video Board/Advertising 
Kelly Martucci, Past President 
Jason Peres, Principal   
Michelle Schmidt, PTA Representative 

GRANTS COMMITTEE  MEMBERS

Julie Baker, Chairperson

Marisa Laing

Jessica Marien
Cary Miller 

Shelly Murphy
Megan Ochs

Jill Wehner

Laura Wildman
Krista Lind, Staff Representative

ALUMNI REUNION TOURS  

Beth Fowler