Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
8200 W. 71st St.
Shawnee Mission KS 66204

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 993-9360
Fax 913- 993-9364
Mission Statement
Shawnee Mission Education Foundation promotes innovative and challenging teaching and learning in Shawnee Mission schools.
CEO/Executive Director Kimberly A. Hinkle CFRE
Board Chair Dan Schipfer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cerner
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1997
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

You can make sure that all Shawnee Mission students get an incredible education. We depend on you to help us provide essential 21st century programs and services for our kids and to fund our key pillars - Arts, STEM, Early Childhood Education, Signature Programs, and The Shawnee Mission Cares Fund. Donations are gratefully accepted at 8200 W. 71st St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66204. Credit card donations can be made online at or by calling 913-993-9360.

The McEachen Circle is a group of Shawnee Mission Education Foundation faithful who have included the Foundation in their estate plans. A planned gift may enable you to make a more significant contribution than you previously thought possible, while allowing you to meet other financial, philanthropic, and estate-planning goals. Planned gifts can offer you increased annual income, immediate and carry-over tax deductions, and relief from capital-gains taxes. Also, if your gift is made through a bequest, it can defray the tax burden on your heirs.

The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Corporate Council is a group of Johnson County and Kansas City metropolitan businesses that recognize the importance of public education to an innovative workforce, to current employees and their families, and to making the community a vibrant and safe place to live, work and learn.

For more information about Planned Giving or the Corporate Council, please contact Foundation Executive Director, Kimberly Hinkle, at 913-993-9363.

Financial Summary
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Mission Statement Shawnee Mission Education Foundation promotes innovative and challenging teaching and learning in Shawnee Mission schools.
Background Statement
Founded in 1989, the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation’s purposes are to raise community awareness of the excellence of Shawnee Mission schools, programs, teachers and students and to increase community engagement and philanthropic resources to further the tradition and expectation of educational excellence for all Shawnee Mission students. The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation funds district programs, teacher grants and scholarships. The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation manages restricted funds given by donors through current gifts or planned gifts for specific Shawnee Mission educational programs, Shawnee Mission schools, or scholarships for professional development, student enrichment programs or post-secondary education.
Impact Statement
It Starts With The Arts program that allows economically disadvantaged students with field trips to live performances, arts education activities, and it offsets the costs of instrument rental.
  • Leadership Shawnee Mission is a partnership with William Jewell College to provide leadership training to promising high school students. Originally designed by the Pryor Leadership Studies program at William Jewell College, this curriculum combines a 42-hour internship experience with 48 hours of classroom curriculum including conflict-resolution, communication, responsibility and trust.

  • All Shawnee Mission educator can apply for an Excellence in Education (E2) Grant to fund their innovative and challenging projects.

  • The Foundation provides emergency assistance to students and their families – in all grades and in every school across the district through The Cares Fund which serves our most vulnerable children during times of crisis.
Needs Statement
STEM investment of financial and human resources to develop and implement new academic programs to prepare students for the rapidly changing knowledge economy of the future.
Signature Programs. Seeking partners interested in premier career education in Biotechnology, Medical Science, Engineering, Culinary arts.
The Cares Fund. Secure funding for The Cares Fund as the needs in the community continue to grow every year.
Leadership Shawnee Mission. Connect with local businesses and organizations to support Leadership Shawnee Mission.
Service Categories
Primary & Elementary Schools
Secondary & High Schools
Funding Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
Geographic Area Served Narrative
The district enrollment includes 64% white, 17% Hispanic, 9% African-American and 10% other- or multiracial. In the Shawnee Mission schools, 35% of our students receive free or reduced rate lunch. English Language Learners comprise 12% of our students. Approximately 13% of our students receive special education services - 8% are students with disabilities requiring an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and 5% are enrolled in the gifted program.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
The Shawnee Mission schools have a long and proud history of excellence in education and robust community support for our district. Three decades ago, a visionary group of community leaders banded together to create the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation to provide funding to ensure an extraordinary education for all of our Shawnee Mission students.
Today, our children benefit from their wise decisions and sacrifices that have built an extraordinary school district.
There have been many changes in our schools through the years. The most challenging for Shawnee Mission is the uncertainty surrounding school finance. We are the local option and the Foundation connects concerned and passionate community members with projects that ensure our schools remain among the best in the country.
The Shawnee Mission Education Foundations is the proud fundraising partner of the District and we look forward to funding more innovative projects and leadership programs to drive stronger student achievement. It is an exciting time in Shawnee Mission and it requires an all hands on deck mentality. –Kim Hinkle, Executive Director
Description Grants to Shawnee Mission school district educational programs.
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short-Term Success Improved student learning as measured by standard metrics for measuring student learning and achievement. Metrics will change based on content area of grant awards.
Long-Term Success Increased opportunities for innovative and challenging teaching to enhance and enrich student learning and achievement.
Program Success Monitored By Success is measured by outcomes reporting at conclusion of grant period and continued sustainability and implementation in support of the curriculum. Outcomes measures include standard district metrics for measuring student learning and achievement.
Examples of Program Success
    • Continued funding Project Lead the Way in every elementary school. PLTW is the innovative STEM curriculum that brings research and collaboration to the classroom.
    • Introduced a new program call Leadership Shawnee Mission which connects high school students with leadership and internship opportunities.
    • Provided support to families in crisis through the Shawnee Mission Cares Fund.
Description Build endowment to create sustainable resources for Shawnee Mission School District programs to maintain and strengthen educational excellence in our Shawnee Mission schools.
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short-Term Success Students leave Shawnee Mission School District college and career ready.
Long-Term Success To be leaders in the 21st century global economy.
Program Success Monitored By Shawnee Mission School District will have the resources necessary to offer premier educational curriculum and experiences so that all students may achieve at their personal best.
Examples of Program Success
The Foundation's strategic focus on the arts, early childhood education and STEM is generating renewed interest in the role of the Foundation and beginning to garner major gifts in support of Shawnee Mission School District academic programs. Planned giving efforts seek long-term sustainability so that the Foundation remains a viable partner with the district well into the future. The Foundation's Board of Directors remains committed to building strength for today and for generations of Shawnee Mission students.
CEO Comments
The challenges are those faced by the Shawnee Mission School District due to lack of adequate funding from state budget allocations and the legislative cap on local taxing authority that inhibits the district's ability to raise funding at the level desired by local patrons.  The Foundation is the opportunity for the Shawnee Mission community and supporters to have local control through voluntary charitable investment in our most precious assets--our children and the future.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Kimberly A. Hinkle CFRE
Term Start Mar 2016

Kimberly Hinkle, CFRE, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation which supports innovative teaching and learning in the Shawnee Mission School District. Before joining the Foundation in 2016, Kim served as Senior Development Director, Individual and Major Gifts, for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art where she led major, individual and planned giving efforts. Before joining the Nelson, Kim spent a decade at the Harriman-Jewell Series, the premier presenter of performing arts in the region, as the Associate Executive Director and led fundraising efforts as well as served as the financial officer for the Series.

Kim has also served as director of development for the Kansas City-based Sertoma Foundation. She began her career in fundraising with internships at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (ALSAC) and with the Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross.

In 2000 and 2001, Kim was appointed visiting lecturer on the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at Jihoceksa Univerzita (University of South Bohemia) in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.

She serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and chairs Fundraising 101, a class offering a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of fundraising for those new to the field and seasoned professionals.  

Former CEOs
Linda RoserDec 2008 - Mar 2016
Paid Full-Time Staff 3
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 30
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Dan Schipfer
Company Affiliation Cerner
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Board Members
Chuck Battey IIIMB Partners
Drew BillingsleyAmerican Century Investments
Jim BrownCenterpoint Medical Center
Chelan DavidUnivision
Dale FilsingerERC
Ex Officio Mike FultonSuperintendent, Shawnee Mission School District
Tim GoodgerMize Houser & Company P.A.
Suzy HallCountry Club Trust
Ex Officio Kimberly HinkleShawnee Mission Education Foundation
Edward MarquezCommunity Volunteer
Laura McConwell
Leo NunninkUMB, n.a.
Ex Officio Heather OusleyVice President, SMSD Board of Education
Terry PulliamCommunity Volunteer
Paul Rodriguez
Dan Schipfer
Barbara SchoellRetired SMSD administrator
Angela SmartHall Family Foundation
Anthony SpringfieldPolsinelli PC
Jo Yun
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $104,050
Projected Expenses $216,776
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions----$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$80,462$58,032$76,790
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$472,225$410,680$269,768
Revenue In-Kind----$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$591,282$680,104$530,073
Administration Expense$110,014$107,271$139,886
Fundraising Expense$103,142$77,964$62,298
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.101.24
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%79%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$2,495,441$2,381,019$2,169,170
Current Assets$836,501$874,342$658,369
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$68,805$137,318$53,561
Total Net Assets$2,426,636$2,243,701$2,115,609
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.166.3712.29
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountJE Dunn $25,150 --Anonymous $25,500
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGreater Kansas City Community Foundation $20,000 --Anonymous $25,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountShawnee Mission Medical Center $20,000 --Anonymous $21,250
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Comments The budget numbers above reflect operating expenses based on a condensed fiscal year. 
Other Documents
Organization Name Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
Address 8200 W. 71st St.
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
Primary Phone (913) 993-9360
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Kimberly A. Hinkle CFRE
Board Chair Dan Schipfer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cerner
Year of Incorporation 1997