About Us

McMinnville is a community that makes the welfare and educational needs of its children a priority. Building on that tradition, the McMinnville Education Foundation was established in 1998 to provide support and enrichment learning experiences for the students of School District #40. The programs that the Foundation supports go beyond limited funding options of public school.

Students get a hands-on opportunity to learn about our eco-system.

Our mission is to expand the range of educational opportunities available to students in the District and to encourage excellence, innovation, and creativity in our educational system.

The founding directors contributed funds to establish the endowment; additional community donations and support have boosted the endowment to over $500,000 in 2017.

2017-2018 Board Members:

Rick Allen

Steve Bernhisel

Cathy Carnahan

Susanne Howard

Kelley Kennedy

Kathy Kollasch

Casey Manfrin

CB Mason

Carol McCulley

Meredith Nelson

Jennifer Nice

Kate Passo

Mindy Patterson

Mollie Post

Nidia Wheeler

June Wolff