Mount Vernon City Schools Foundation

Mount Vernon City Schools Foundation was organized in 1992 to raise funds that are separate from the District 80 Board of Education budget. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization and money raised by the foundation is used to support programs and projects not funded by tax dollars.


The Mount Vernon City Schools Foundation exists to govern tax-deductible donations from individuals, trusts, estates, and other sources for the support of excellence in education


The foundation's primary goals are to promote

  • Creative teaching
  • Accelerated student development
  • Technological advancements
  • Facilitation of community and school partnering

Objectives include

  • Receiving donations and bequests of money and property
  • Encouraging gifts from the community
  • Evaluating and selecting the best expenditures of income based on the foundation mission
  • Recruiting interested and dedicate parties to serve on the foundation Board of Directors
  • Increasing foundation membership to reflect varying aspects of the community


For decades, the Mount Vernon City Schools Foundation has

  • Received money through the Schweinfurth Foundation to fund the Music for Our Youth program which has provided music books, instruments, and the addition of the J.L. Buford Intermediate Education Center music room.
  • Provided funds for technology improvements and upgrades.
  • Allocated instructional grants to District 80 teachers for projects and materials supporting and enhancing classroom curriculum.


You are invited to help the learners of today become the leaders of tomorrow through a tax-deductible donation. Students at of our pre-k through 8th grade attendance centers will benefit from your kind contributions.


President: Vickie Acre

Vice President: Amy Horner

Secretary: Kevin Rettig

Treasurer: Mary Sanders

Other Foundation Members: Alice Martin, Cathy Olsen, Christy Young and Jessica Connaway

District 80 Scholarship

The Mount Vernon City Schools Foundation will award a “District 80 Scholarship” in the amount of $1500.00 to a graduating senior from Mt. Vernon Township High School. This Scholarship will be presented at the spring Honors Program by the Mount Vernon City Schools Foundation President or designee. The presentation will include a short explanation about the Scholarship criteria and donor.