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We are an educational organization, founded in 2001, providing a source of funds for innovative and extraordinary educational needs of the district, that cannot be met through normal funding sources. Some of the many projects funded are:

Please visit the Impact of Donations page to hear directly from our educators about how the Foundation has aided them in educating students. Click on the pictures below for more information about what we do with the donations entrusted to the Foundation.

The Legacy Society is a program created for honoring and thanking alumni and friends of the Foundation who have arranged for a planned gift or bequest to The 1842 Fund in their wills or estate plans.  Examples of planned gifts and bequests are:  gift provision in a Last Will & Testament; gift provision through a Revocable “Living” Trust

The 1842 Fund is the Foundation’s endowed fund, named in honor of the year in which Neosho saw its first public school.  Set up by the Foundation in 2011, gifts to this fund remain with the Foundation forever, and only the interest and income from those gifts can be used to fund the Foundation’s projects and grants. 

As needed by the District, the Foundation provides funding for large-ticket items that are necessary to keep Neosho Schools on “the cutting edge” of education.  Generally, the request for such a grant comes from the District Administration, and the Foundation funds the request through a capital campaign.  Extraordinary Education Grants in the past

Through the generosity yearly gifts from La-Z-Boy Midwest, the Foundation distributes funds to teachers and administrators for innovative and extraordinary educational materials, to enrich the classroom learning environment for our students.  Since 2007, the Foundation has distributed

Each spring, the Foundation hosts its annual banquet  We have chosen this event to highlight the brightest areas of the District, as well as to honor a Distinguished Alumnus and a Distinguished Educator.

The Foundation awards at least one scholarship annually to graduating seniors. These funds help those that receive them to continue their education.

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