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The 1842 Fund

The 1842 Fund is the Foundation’s Endowed Fund, which means that gifts to this Fund will remain indefinitely and only the interest and income from those gifts will be used to support the Foundation’s Mission.  At present, no income or interest from current Fund gifts may 1842LOGObe donated to the District until we reach a principal balance of $250,000.00.  The Foundation recognizes the following for becoming a Founding Partner in Education, by donating $10,000 or more to help us reach that goal:

Branco Enterprises, Inc.

Fred Clark

Dallas and Carolyn Kelly

Farber Foundation

Jeff and Kim Haas

McDonald’s of Neosho & Phil and JoHannah Close

Freeman Neosho Hospital and Neosho Physicians Group

Dr. Roy and Ann Shaver.

Join with our Founding Partners and others, in helping us get to $250,000!



2016 Excellence in Education Banquet Set

2016 Excellence in Education Banquet Set

The Foundation has scheduled its annual Excellence in Education Banquet for Thursday, April 28, 2016. This Banquet is held yearly and includes the announcement and reception for the year’s Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Educator, and also highlights issues in which the Foundation hopes to bring attending to and which require support from donors. This year’s

Foundation Releases 2014-15 Annual Report

Foundation Releases 2014-15 Annual Report

In October, the Foundation compiled and released its first Annual Report.  To see the Report, click here or the image.  If you prefer a copy be mailed to you, please email your request, along with your contact information, to christine.day@neoshor5foundation.com, or call Tonya Patterson, at 417-451-8600.

Fall Learning Enrichment Grants Awarded

Fall Learning Enrichment Grants Awarded

At its September meeting, the Foundation’s Board of Trustee’s reviewed applications submitted by the District’s educators for Learning Enrichment Grants.  This application period saw the highest number of applications from our teachers and staff than ever before.  All applications showed enthusiasm and a desire to increase learning opportunities for the District’s students.  After review,

Who We Are

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2001. We aim to provide guidance and funding for innovative and extraordinary educational programs, opportunities and materials, to further our Mission, which is to provide funds for the charitable, scientific, literary, and educational betterment of the Neosho R-5 School District, and its students, faculty and administrators.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees.  The current Board Members, at present, are:

What Our Educators Are Saying…

  • We hope to influence student's choices about career and college in science.  We will also give them more incentives to do well in the Middle School and High School having had this experience.

    Jacqueline Atnip, 6th Grade Science Teacher, Neosho Middle School, after receiving a grant for 360 students to take a field trip to PSU to visit the campus and visit the Planetarium
  • We at George Washington Carver Elementary are so grateful to the Neosho Charitable Foundation for their support.  Since Carver was built, the Charitable Foundation has played a significant role in providing valuable resources for our students.  Each year that I have applied for a grant for our school library, the Foundation has generously supported us.  From listening centers to eBooks, the impact from items purchased with these granted not only affects the current total population of our school, but provides resources that will impact  future students for years to come.  Thank you, Neosho Charitable Foundation, for all you do for our school district.

    Tamie Williams, Librarian, G. W. Carver Elementary
  • Great resource to allow students to see the book we are reading!  Easily accessible for all teachers.

    Katherine Stirewalt, Kindergarten Teacher, G. W. Carver Elementary, regarding grant for eBooks for the school library
  • eBooks are an amazing resource to use with whole group.  The nonfiction resources are so helpful with the units we use in kindergarten.  I use them regularly and will continue to do so.  It is nice just have to click a link in my plans to bring them up when needed.  This makes teaching run a lot more efficiently.

    Angie Paullus, Kindergarten Teacher, G. W. Carver Elementary, regarding eBooks purchased through grant to school library
  • I believe helping students become successful and instilling a love of reading and writing at a young age will help increase their reading and writing ability, improve student success in school, and decrease future dropout rates.

    Mrs. Rothwell, 1st Grade Teacher, Central Elementary, on the grant for hands-on manipulatives to improve reading and writing skills for her students