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Education Endowment

grant giftboxThe USD 373 Education Endowment is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of financing academic programs, enrichment activities and professional opportunities for students and staff that are beyond the budget constraints of the Newton school district. Each year the Central Kansas Community Foundation-USD 373 Endowment Board awards classroom grants to teachers to USD 373 teachers.


Education Endowment for Kdg - 8th Teachers

The USD 373 Education Endowment promotes the implementation of innovative classroom practices and enhances current programs to expand opportunities for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade students.

2017 Recipients

Megan Nagel - STEAM Makerspace

Emily Schmidt - Kids Can (and Should) Code too!

Beth Burns - iPads for South Breeze Specials

Mario Nava - Strengthening the Heart 


Railer 125 Endowment for NHS Teachers

The Railer 125 Endowment fund promotes the implementation of innovative classroom practices and enhances current programs to expand opportunities for high school students.

2017 Recipients

Adrianne Wedel - The Physics of Rollercoasters

Liz Gunn - World History & Agriculture

Melinda Rangel - A/V Communications Students Obtain Field Experience 


Academic Program Enhancement Grant

This fund (Centennial/Railer 100 Endowment) promotes the implementation of innovative classroom practices and enhances current programs to expand opportunities for pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade students.

2017 Recipients

Mary Ellen Hodge - Structured Learning

Melinda Rangel - CPR Manikins and Supplies

Mario Nava - Strengthening the Heart


Endowment Committee Members

Amy Budde
Bill Hake
Deborah Hamm
Wendy Gile

Scott Kranz
Sarah Livesay
Tina Payne
Steve Richards
Craig Smet
Angie Tatro
Susan Wright
Sheila Zwahlen

If you would like to contribute to the USD 373 Endowment Fund, please make checks payable to CKCF-USD 373 Endowment and mail to:

CKCF-USD 373 Endowment
301 N Main, Suite 200
Newton, KS 67114