Edmond Public Schools Foundation Inc.
1001 W. Danforth Rd
Edmond OK 73003
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Education Funding:  The Edmond Public School Foundation operates for the purpose of supplementing the funding of special projects for the Edmond Public School System. Its major source of revenue is derived from contributions received from members and other concerned parties.
Contact Information
Contact Name Lori Dickinson
Contact email lori.dickinson@edmondschools.net
Address 1001 W. Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK 73003
Phone (405) 340-2819
County Oklahoma
Alternate Address P.O. Box 3101
Edmond OK 73083 3103
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://edmondpsf.org/donate-now
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/eee/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer


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. Below is a small list of the ways you can give financially to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation:

  • Cash & Cash Equivalent Gifts
  • Honoraria & Endowments
  • Stocks, 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

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


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
  • grant writing services
  • event prizes and gifts


Another avenue for getting involved is to be an advocate for the EPS Foundation. Please “Like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. You can also contact us if you would like to join our team and help advocate for teachers and students!

Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $400,000.00
Projected Expenses $350,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Edmond Educational Endowment1999
Supported Organization Edmond Public Schools
Year Founded 1984
IRS Ruling Year 1984
State Registration Expiration Nov 2013
Mission Education Funding:  The Edmond Public School Foundation operates for the purpose of supplementing the funding of special projects for the Edmond Public School System. Its major source of revenue is derived from contributions received from members and other concerned parties.

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 $1.7 million in direct support to the district. These resources have funded: new technology, classroom curriculum, software, hardware, teaching aids, teacher training, student scholarships, playground equipment, textbooks, supplies, musical instruments, artwork, equipment, teacher awards, and numerous other educational aids. Moreover, the EPS Foundation has developed hundreds of thousands in indirect support for the district though volunteer hours and organizational in-kind donations.

CEO/Executive Director Statement

My family made the conscious choice in 2012 to move to Edmond because of the excellence that abounds in our community’s public schools. At that time, our daughter was entering seventh grade at Sequoyah Middle School and our son was beginning his formal schooling in Kindergarten at Northern Hills Elementary.

For Grace, socially, that could’ve been a difficult year. Instead, she has found her passion in music and immediately made wonderful friends with classmates and teachers. Sam is thriving and full of new stories while becoming an avid reader. Both children look forward to school every day because of the acceptance and safety they feel at their home-away-from-home. As parents, we simply could not ask for more.

There is something very special about a community who sees its’ schools as a source of pride. A joint research report by experts at Arizona State University and the University of Colorado clearly outline the role a community plays in impacting student and academic success. The report states, “U.S. students spend about 1,150 waking hours a year in school versus about 4,700 more waking hours per year in their families and neighborhoods.” It’s safe to say out-of-school factors can have a positive or negative impact and Edmond is taking its’ role seriously.

It’s my goal as well as the board of directors at the Edmond Public Schools Foundation to continue to build upon the support we’ve provided over the past several years. Strengthening the bridge we’ve built between the schools and our community is at the top of the list. However, I know people support what they have a part in creating and that’s why I want to establish open and regular lines of communications with our schools, parents, alumni and community leaders to continue to increase support in a multitude of ways for students and teachers.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Tertiary Organizational Category Youth Development/
Description We are currently partnering with the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond to help offset the cost of arts education in Edmond elementary schools. With decreasing public appropriations, programs like the arts often go unfunded at the elementary school level. We help make sure that students still have access to this vital educational experience at an early stage in their academic and personal development. 
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Today’s Principal is a 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 day.

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 150 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

Annually, the Edmond Public Schools Foundation provides over $10,000 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.

Below is a list of scholarships currently available to EPS students.


The Award will be given to a senior member of the Edmond Memorial Bulldog Football Team based upon the qualities and characteristics that Shelby exhibited and stood for as a Bulldog, in the following order of importance:

1.   Personal motivation and character

2.   Desire and "heart" to excel

3.   Drive and determination to accomplish goals

4.   Perseverance in the face of all obstacles

5.   A grade point average of 2.5 or higher



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. Jimmy was tragically killed in an automobile accident on January 29, 1993. 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. Jimmy’s family and friends have contributed funds to Edmond Public Schools Foundation, Inc. for the organization, establishment and administration of the scholarship. The award is made annually in the amount of $2,000.


The Aaron M. Stith Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Aaron Stith, a 1989 graduate of Edmond Memorial High School. Aaron was tragically killed in an automobile accident July 5, 1990. The purpose of this award is not simply to honor the memory of Aaron, but in so doing to recognize the achievements - past, present, and future - of an outstanding graduating senior of Edmond Memorial High School.

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
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 $1 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. 
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Lori Dickinson
Start Date Apr 2014
Email lori.dickinson@edmondschools.net


Lori has more than 20 years experience in public and media relations, fundraising, strategic planning and marketing, specifically working in the fields of education and nonprofit.

Between March 2009-2014, Lori served as president and chief executive officer for The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools where she lead efforts to increase funding to students/teachers directly by more than 1,000 percent; increased the number of students impacted by programs by almost 2,000 percent; increased the number of donors by 380 percent; and increased the number of schools served from only 20 to all 90 schools in the district.

She grew up in Noble, Okla, is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, and holds a certificate of nonprofit and fundraising management from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at the University of Indiana. Lori is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, a member of the Journal Record’s 2010 Class of Achievers Under 40, and was a 2010 finalist for Oklahoma Woman of the Year, among other honors. She serves and has served on a variety of nonprofit and education-related boards.


Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 0
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 1
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Stuart Graham
Company Affiliation NA
Term July 2015 to June 2016
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2015
Board of Directors List
Steve Barker Oklahoma Department of CommerceVoting
Shandy Belford Voting
Michael Boecking Kirkpatrick BankVoting
Jill Castilla Citizen's Bank of EdmondVoting
Marcus Crawford Crawford Family Funeral ServicesVoting
Lori Dickinson Edmond Public Schools FoundationNonVoting
Terri Evans Voting
Ryan Featherstone Voting
Stuart Graham CB Richard EllisVoting
Philip Gray Dr. Philip Gray, DentistVoting
Robbie Kinnard Voting
Wes Knight Bank of OklahomaVoting
Rory Laisle Oklahoma Fidelity BankVoting
Luke Munson Munson Ritter LawVoting
Patrick Murnan Caliber CompaniesVoting
Mark Nash Pelco ProductsVoting
Anita Nash Voting
Brian Peterson First National Bank AltusVoting
Steve Replogle Bank of OklahomaVoting
Steve Replogle Voting
Jonathan Rule INTEGRIS HealthVoting
Adrianne Selvidge Lindstrom TechnologyVoting
Cole Stanley Voting
Carl Tipton MidCon DataVoting
Christin Vaughn Voting
Brian Washa John Hancock FinancialVoting
Gina Yannarell Voting
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2014-June 30, 2015
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $400,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $350,000
Financial Documents
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$147,587$39,875$260,450
Investment Income, Net of Losses$24,403$5,924$213,908
Unrealized Gain/Loss($308,605)$76,230--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$3,414$41,020$38,632
Revenue In-Kind--$282$149,307
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$249,136$151,720$320,413
Administration Expense$50,098$21,691$27,046
Fundraising Expense$48,128$11,733$37,345
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.500.881.72
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%82%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue32%15%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,486,699$1,660,131$1,679,309
Current Assets$31,780$57,967$105,442
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$3,040$4,105$1,897
Total Net Assets$1,483,659$1,656,026$1,677,412
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.4514.1255.58
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $308,196Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $76,230Individuals $260,450
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $147,587Special Events $41,020Investment Income $213,908
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $24,403Individuals $39,875Revenue In Kind $149,307
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The Edmond Public Schools Foundation holds two endowment funds:  one at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and one with Bank of Oklahoma.
Foundation Staff Comments
FY 2015 & 2014 financial information came from the IRS Form 990s. FY 2013 financial information came from audited financials. 
Note:  FY2015 "Other Revenue" showed $308,196 Gain from the Sales of Assets other than Inventory, per Page 9, Part VIII Statement of Revenue, Question #7.
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Address 1001 W. Danforth Rd
Edmond, OK 73003
Primary Phone 405 340-2819
Give with Credit Card http://edmondpsf.org/donate-now
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/eee/
CEO/Executive Director Lori Dickinson
Board Chair Stuart Graham
Board Chair Company Affiliation NA