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

Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 993-9360
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
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, SMEF’s purposes are to raise community awareness of the excellence of SM schools, programs, teachers and students and to increase community engagement and philanthropic resources to further the tradition and expectation of educational excellence for all SM students. SMEF funds district programs, teacher grants, and scholarships, having awarded $3.8 million since inception. SMEF manages restricted funds given by donors through current gifts or planned gifts for specific SM educational programs, SM schools, or scholarships for professional development, student enrichment programs or post-secondary education.
Impact Statement
  1. Pilot elementary Project Lead the Way: Funded required professional development to launch pre-engineering curricula in 3 elementary schools, 6th grade class, 3rd grade and 4th grade after school settings. Fully implemented elementary PLTW will extend existing PLTW programming K-12.
  2. Pilot Tech sHeroes after school middle school mentoring program to engage female students in STEM activities.  Funded programmable Sphero robots.  20 mentors/20 students meet bi-weekly with monthly Saturday activity in industry.
  3. SM Cares Fund: Meeting immediate, short-term need to help keep students in school and focused on learning.  Respond to families displaced by apartment complex fire; utility assistance; assistance to avoid homelessness; food insecurity; transportation.
  4. Secured grant funding from the HealthCare Foundation of Greater Kansas City to implement Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for 368 district staff.  
  1. Maintain and strengthen top tier school district by aligning Foundation, district, and community in charitable investment and partnerships to ensure schools remain able prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century global economy. Create community awareness of local investment options; no cap on charitable investment; 100% of every contribution stays in Shawnee Mission district.
  2. Create meaningful connections, partnerships and financial support in strategic impact areas of STEM, Early Childhood education, and Arts.
  3. Raise awareness of planned giving opportunities to generate growing sustainable revenue source for Shawnee Mission district to remain an educational leader for generations of students to come. Increase membership in McEachen Circle legacy society by ten percent annually.
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.  
  • Excellence in Education (E2) grants fund teacher projects. Individual grants range from $250-$3,500.  Annual budget: $30K - $50K as funds allow.
  • Build endowment to create long-term sustainable resources for academic programs.
Service Categories
Primary & Elementary Schools
Secondary & High Schools
Funding Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Shawnee Mission schools have a long and proud history. Twenty-six years ago, a visionary group of community leaders banded together to create the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation to provide an additional measure of support. They built a great legacy.


Today, our children benefit from their wise decisions and sacrifices that have built an extraordinary school district. History counts for little if we squander that legacy.


There have been many changes in our schools through the years. The most challenging for Shawnee Mission is the school finance picture. The future is now. Dr. Hinson, his staff, and teachers are energizing the future of Shawnee Mission schools with innovations in classroom technology and new ideas to drive stronger student achievement. It is an exciting time in Shawnee Mission and it requires an all hands on deck mentality. 


Strong partnerships from all sectors of the community foster excellence in our schools. Partnerships strengthen our kids, our neighborhoods, and our business community to create a better future for all of us. 


Our imprint on the future begins today with our tax deductible investment in Shawnee Mission schools through the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation. Every dollar stays right here in our community. These dollars will energize Shawnee Mission schools for another generation. Join us…Be part of building an even greater legacy for Shawnee Mission. - Dean Davison, Board President
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
  • 2015-2016 STEM Initiatives: Funded a grant to bring Project Lead the Way: Launch to every elementary school. PLTW is the innovative STEM curriculum that brings research and collaboration to the classroom. 
  • 2016-2017: Funded a grant to purchase Anatomage virtual dissection table for district use in Biomedical Signature Program and Medical Health Sciences Signature Program. 
  • 2016-2017: Funded a grant to expand Jump Start Early Childhood Education Program.  
Description Build endowment to create sustainable resources for SMSD programs to maintain and strengthen educational excellence in SM schools.
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Students leave SMSD college and career ready.
Long-Term Success To be leaders in the 21st century global economy.
Program Success Monitored By SMSD 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 SMSD 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
Compensation $100,001 - $125,000

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.  

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Linda Roser Dec 2008 - Mar 2016
Paid Full-Time Staff 3
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 30
Paid Contractors 1
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 Billingsley American Century Investments
Jim Brown Centerpoint Medical Center
Chelan David Univision
Dean Davison Lockton Companies
Ex Officio Craig Denny Vice President, SMSD Board of Education
Bob Featherston Select Imaging
Dale Filsinger ERC
Tim Goodger Mize Houser & Company P.A.
Suzy Hall Country Club Trust
Ex Officio Kimberly Hinkle Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
Ex Officio Jim Hinson Superintendent, Shawnee Mission School District
Edward Marquez Community Volunteer
Leo Nunnink UMB, n.a.
Terry Pulliam Community Volunteer
Dan Schipfer Cerner
Barbara Schoell Retired SMSD administrator
Angela Smart Hall Family Foundation
Anthony Springfield Polsinelli PC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 4
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 Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $541,000
Projected Expenses $526,800
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$0--$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$76,790$105,293$54,771
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$269,768$222,627$219,556
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$100,672
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$530,073$426,038$388,519
Administration Expense$139,886$155,030$144,809
Fundraising Expense$62,298$55,547$52,607
Payments to Affiliates$0--$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.241.191.34
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%67%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%9%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,169,170$2,086,050$1,994,518
Current Assets$658,369$590,725$550,926
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$53,561$26,800$27,485
Total Net Assets$2,115,609$2,059,250$1,967,033
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.2922.0420.04
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $25,500Anonymous $70,000Individual Donor $100,672
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $25,000Anonymous $24,444Prairie PTA $85,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $21,250Anonymous $20,000Mainstreet Credit Union $54,600
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
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