Edmond Public Schools Foundation Inc.
1001 W. Danforth Rd
Edmond OK 73003
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement Edmond Public Schools Foundation connects the community and its resources with Edmond Public Schools teacher, student and school needs in pursuit of the highest level of academic excellence.
EPSF supports student and classroom projects.
Contact Information
Contact Name Deanna Boston
Contact email deanna.boston@edmondschools.net
Address 1001 W. Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone (405) 340-2819
County Oklahoma
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.edmondpsf.org/give.htm
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/eee/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
GIVE FINANCIALLY:  In a time of decreasing public support and increasing student demand within our district, the more significant gift you can provide is through a financial contribution. There are numerous ways for you to make a difference within our district. Our job is make sure that you can join us in our effort to support the students and teachers of the Edmond Public School District in whatever way possible, no matter how big or small. There are just a few ways you can give financially to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation:  Cash & Cash Equivalent Gifts, Honoraria & EndowmentsStocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, & Other Marketable Security Gifts, Life Insurance Gifts, Business Interest Gifts (C & S -Corp Stock), Real Estate Gifts, Mineral Interest Gifts, Intellectual Property Gifts, Tangible Property Gifts.  
Read more about how you can support the Edmond Public Schools Foundation in our Investment Opportunities brochure https://www.edmondpsf.org/give.htm
You can give online, or send a check payable to Edmond Public Schools Foundation, Inc at:
Edmond Public Schools Foundation
1001 W. Danforth Rd.
Edmond OK, 73003

IN-KIND GIVING:  Not everyone can give financially. However, you or your organization organization can have a significant impact on the students and teachers of our community by providing an in-kind service or gift donation to the EPS Foundation. We are continuously looking for in-kind services to support the operation of the Foundation and increase the amount revenue we can provide directly to students and teachers as well as to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our organization.
Currently we are in need of in-kind: printing services, catering services, audit services, promotional services, educational services, event prizes and gifts.
BECOME AN ADVOCATE:  Another avenue for getting involved is to be an advocate for the EPS Foundation. Please “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can also contact us if you would like to join our team and help advocate for teachers and students!
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $428,000.00
Projected Expenses $428,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Edmond Educational Endowment1999
Supported Organization Edmond Public Schools
Year Founded 1984
IRS Ruling Year 1984
State Registration Expiration May 2020
Mission Edmond Public Schools Foundation connects the community and its resources with Edmond Public Schools teacher, student and school needs in pursuit of the highest level of academic excellence.
Background The EPS Foundation is a recognized 501(c) 3 non-profit organization focused on the development and management of resources in support the Edmond Public School District.

Originally founded as the Edmond Educational Endowment, the organization was created in the early 1980′s as one of the first education foundations in the state of Oklahoma. In 1999 the organization formally changed its name to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation.

Since inception the EPS Foundation has provided over $2.4 million in direct support to the district. These resources have funded: new technology, classroom curriculum, software, hardware, teaching aids, teacher trainings, student scholarships, playground equipment, textbooks, supplies, musical instruments, artwork, equipment, teacher awards, and numerous other educational aids. Moreover, the EPS Foundation has developed thousands in indirect support for the district though volunteer hours and organizational in-kind donations.
Last year, 25,242 students were impacted through programs and direct support at 27 Edmond Public Schools.  This was accomplished through several programs including:
Great Idea Grants
Achieve Program
Fresh Start Program 
Safe and Civil Schools Program
Additionally, teachers and Edmond Public School employees are celebrated through the Celebration Excellence where the Teacher of the Year is announced.  This coming year, Support Staff of the Year will be added to this celebration.
Needs Edmond Public Schools is the third largest district in the state with 26 schools which educate over 25,000 students. The district continues to grow each year, while budgets shrink. There are a diverse instructional programs including gifted and talented, Title 1, Special Education and English Learners. Edmond Public Schools provides students with opportunities that result in high achievement in academics, athletics, fine arts, and co-curricular activities. We believe that by focusing on teamwork, quality, and integrity we empower students to succeed. The biggest need is to help support students and teachers in the classroom through Great Idea Grants and the Achieve Program. This past year, 84 teachers applied for support through the Great Idea Grant program and 42 were funded. Our teachers have great ideas about how to engage their students, but need the resources to implement these great ideas! Funding will support the needs of the classroom teacher to provide excellence in education. The needs are great and vary, but can include adaptive equipment for special needs children to participate in physical education, classroom supplies such as beakers and tools to use in a science lab, teaching aides to augment reading for students who are working toward reading at grade level, supplies for innovative art programs or equipment needed to teach STEM curricula from kindergarten to 12th grade.These requests range from $500 - $5,000. The Achieve Program helps send students, who have earned their spot, to national competitions who may not otherwise have the opportunity to go.It also supports new teacher recruitment efforts, which is essential to educating our students! These requests range from $500 - $1,000.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Board Chair Statement
As you know, the Edmond Public Schools are really the backbone of our great community. Most of our families moved to Edmond because of the schools; many of us stayed or returned to Edmond so our kids could have the same high quality public school education we enjoyed; our city has grown to be the 5th largest in Oklahoma; with more than 25,000 students, the Edmond school district is the 3rd largest in the state; and, the Edmond Public School District has been recognized as the #1 school district in the state. Pretty amazing!
But, what’s really amazing, is that the Edmond Public Schools receive one of the lowest funding levels per student in the state, receiving $5,966 per student, when the average is $8,568.This puts Edmond at the bottom of the rankings falling 516 out of 540 schools in Oklahoma.
That’s where we come in.The EPS Foundation raises money for the purpose of funding needs that cannot be met through the schools’ operating budgets. Since its inception, the EPS Foundation has provided over $1.5 million in direct support to the district. These resources have funded: new technology, classroom curriculum, software, hardware, teaching aids, teacher trainings, student scholarships, playground equipment, textbooks, supplies, musical instruments, artwork, equipment, teacher awards, and numerous other educational aids. Moreover, the EPS Foundation has developed thousands of indirect support for the district through volunteer hours and organizational in-kind donations.
As our city has grown, so has the school district. Our community has been very supportive by consistently approving bond issues which provide for the facilities needed to accommodate the growth. However, operating budgets are constrained by state funding and other restrictions.In order to help keep our schools and our community at the top, our goal is to continue providing for the teachers and students in the areas that the school district can’t.
Can you please help us support these needs? This brochure details opportunities to support the Edmond Public Schools Foundation. Please consider one of these opportunities or, if there are other needs you are aware of that you, your family, or business are passionate about, please let us know.
Mark Fish, Board President
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Edmond, Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Tertiary Organizational Category Youth Development/
With decreasing state support and a growing student population the Edmond Public School District is struggling to meet all of the educational needs our students. Our schools, administrators, and teacher are doing all they can, however there simply are not enough resources to fully fund all that is needed in today's 21st century classrooms. Our teacher grant program is designed to help deal with this problem.
Since inception the Edmond Public Schools Foundation has provided over $2 million dollars to the school district in the form of teacher grants. This program has touched thousand of Edmond teachers, and allows our educators to offset the cost of educational aids that they desperately need but would never been able to afford. Collaborative grants can be funded up to $5,000 and individual teacher grants receiving funding up to $1,000.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Description Each year, we honor those who do the day-to-day work in our schools, ensuring academic excellence. For over 20 years, we have honored teachers, including Teacher of the Year. This is an exciting event where the teacher is surprised in front of their peers and administrators. This year, we will also be celebrating the support staff in our district, with one surprise announcement of Support Staff of the Year!
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Annually, the Edmond Public Schools Foundation provides over $10,500 in student scholarships to Edmond Public School students.Providing support to Edmond students in their next educational step is central to the mission of the Edmond Public Schools Foundation.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Leadership Edmond's Education Day is programmatic partnership between the Edmond Public Schools Foundation and the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. This program brings into our schools individuals are recognized as Edmond community and business leaders, and provides them with the opportunity to serve as principals for a partial day before participating in facilitated sessions in the afternoon.
The participants interact with real school principals, learn about particular school sites, and hear about the overall educational philosophy guiding the development of students within the Edmond Public School District. Participants get a chance to gain firsthand knowledge of what makes Edmond schools so great and also learn about some of the issues currently being faced by our schools, teachers, and students.
To date, over 250 community and business leaders have served as school principals through this program. Through this program thousands of dollars in financial support has be raised, and the District has developed numerous school/business relationships.
Population Served Adults
The Achieve Fund supports academic and artistic competitions for students, as well as needs identified by Superintendent Bret Towne and his team.
A fund has been established at the Edmond Public Schools Foundation to memorialize Lucile Johnson Peters’ love of education and her excellence in teaching math by recognizing an outstanding Edmond math teacher each year.
The Lyla Jobe Special Needs Funds was established to purchase equipment and supplies for the special needs classroom at Washington Irving Elementary and annually will fund special needs grants identified through the EPSF Great Idea Grant application process.
The Mental Health Fund was established to help support the mental health needs in our Edmond Public Schools. This can include supporting special projects administered by the Edmond Public Schools staff or through Great Idea Grants provided to the teachers for their classrooms.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
In memory of Shelby Hudson, a 2003 Edmond Memorial High School graduate, a scholarship has been established and will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 to two senior Memorial football players at the Bulldog Football Banquet each year.
The James T. Rohan Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Jimmy Rohan, a senior in the Class of 1993 at Edmond Memorial High School. The purpose of this award is not simply to honor the memory of Jimmy, but in so doing to recognize the achievements – past, present, and future - of an outstanding graduating senior of Edmond Memorial High School. The award is made annually in the amount of $3,000.
BARRY CLADINOS, a graduate of Edmond North High School, was an incredible example of a self-made man. He will be remembered fondly as a mentor to many, always striving to bring out the best in others and the organization. His relentlessly compassionate heart for others was evident in his commitment to philanthropy, lending his time, energy, and support to numerous community outreach projects and charity events. The award is made annually in the amount of $1,500.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Deanna Boston
Start Date Apr 2019
Email deanna.boston@edmondschools.net
Experience Deanna has twenty years’ experience as a professional in the nonprofit sector and has worked as an Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Community Relations Director and consultant. She has a Master’s in Nonprofit Management, is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has additional nonprofit training from numerous institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Lilly School of Philanthropy and BoardSource. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, an honor society dedicated to service to others, and a graduate of Leadership Tulsa. When working on her master’s degree, her research on telephone solicitations laws in all fifty states led to changes in Oklahoma nonprofit laws through the Oklahoma Charitable Solicitations Act.
Senior Staff
Deanna BostonExecutive Director
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 50
Staff Retention Rate 50
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 2
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Edmond Public Schools
Edmond Chamber of Commerce
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter1999
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2007
External Assessments and Accreditations
Association of Fundraising Professionals2003
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mark Fish
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2019 to June 2020
Email markafish@cox.net
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Shandy BelfordVoting
Jennifer CainCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jeff DeSpainBancFirstVoting
Nick EstradaVoting
Ryan FeatherstoneVoting
Mark FishVoting
Stuart GrahamCB Richard EllisVoting
Melissa HullHogan TaylorVoting
Sharra HynesUCOVoting
Sherry JordanEdmond Chamber of CommerceVoting
Darin KentVoting
Robbi KinnardVoting
Brad ReeserVoting
Ruthie RiggsVoting
Tom RosserGateway MortgageVoting
Reggie SmithShape Ship EdmondVoting
Cole StanleyVoting
Sara WalkerVoting
Lisa WilsonVoting
Brett WindsorCommerce BankVoting
Julie WoodardChesapeakeVoting
Aimee YarbroughValor BankVoting
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Cara BowermanEPS Teacher of the Year
Susan Parks SchleppEPS Communications
Bret TowneEPS Superintendent
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2019-June 30, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $428,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $428,000
Financial Documents
Audit 2015
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$96,074$19,271$20,275
Unrealized Gain/Loss--$92,724($32,004)
Membership Dues------
Special Events--($3,767)($17,750)
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$382,073$268,502$158,483
Administration Expense$48,072$60,834$60,258
Fundraising Expense$26,680$53,463$43,523
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.130.61
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%70%60%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%17%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,447,017$1,429,933$1,383,285
Current Assets$104,173$88,185$96,999
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$1,773--$1,821
Total Net Assets$1,445,244$1,429,933$1,381,464
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities58.76--53.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $376,060Contributions $323,040Contributions $189,548
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $96,074Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Loss) $92,724Investment Income $20,275
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $2Investment Income $19,271 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Note: In fiscal year 2018, $2 was added to "Other" revenue for a Prior Period Adjustment. 
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
Address 1001 W. Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK 73003
Primary Phone 405 340-2819
Give with Credit Card https://www.edmondpsf.org/give.htm
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/eee/
CEO/Executive Director Deanna Boston
Board Chair Mark Fish
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired