Foundation Goals



The Kewanee School District has developed a high quality educational program that provides students with enrichment, acceleration and attention to special needs. Attaining excellent educational programs and services requires facilities, cultural experiences, state-of-the-art technology, resource materials and, especially, outstanding teachers.

Meeting the current and future educational needs of all students so that they may be productive citizens requires a substantial investment. Particularly given the current conservative economy, most school districts no longer have discretionary funds for services and activities that exceed minimum needs and requirements. These circumstances call for finding new resources to assist in building and increasing excellence in our schools.


The mission of the Kewanee Schools Foundation is to strengthen the educational opportunities for students of the Kewanee School District and promote community engagement within the District.

The Foundation will achieve its mission by directing resources toward the following goals:

  •  Strengthen and enrich learning through the development of innovative programs;   
  •  Support additional training and resources for educators of the Kewanee School District;     
  •  Provide the tools to prepare students for future success;
  •  Inspire parents and community members to participate with the school system to enrich education;     
  •  Build community support and positive attention to the Kewanee School District;
  • Build corporate relationships for the benefit of the Foundation and Kewanee School District.

Objectives 2022-2023:

The major objectives of the Foundation will be to:

  • Enhance relationships with current and prospective major donors in order to generate sustained financial support to the Foundation and the Kewanee School District;
  • Continue to promote the Legacy Society to increase awareness and understanding of planned giving options; to solicit planned gifts to benefit the Foundation and Kewanee School District; and to recognize those who have included the Foundation in their estate plans.
  • Conduct opportunities that result in increased financial support of the Foundation by the community, alumni and employees of the District;
  • Increase financial resources for support of the Dual Credit program along with current and additional scholarships at Kewanee High School, continuing a funding level of over $100,000;
  • Seek grant opportunities and administer existing grant programs to provide additional training and resources to educators of the Kewanee School District;
  • Develop the effective use of electronic and social media.