UNIVERSITY ACADEMY FOUNDATION

Supporting University academy students, for life.

Kansas City, MO   |  www.uafoundationkc.org

Mission

The mission of University Academy Foundation is to facilitate educational programs and opportunities that support college readiness, college completion, and career success for University Academy students and alumni.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

Sonja Shaffer

Main address

8080 Ward Parkway, Ste 201

Kansas City, MO 64114 USA

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Formerly known as

Friends of University Academy

EIN

27-1578586

NTEE code info

(Single Organization Support) (B11)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

K-12 Programs

Summer programs, like Study Abroad and Sleep-Away Camps, are opportunities for students to have extraordinary college-impacting experiences during summers.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Alumni Success Program connects UA alumni to the resources they need to complete college and build successful careers. Our vision is to be the most successful high school alumni support program in the country based on six-year alumni college graduation rates.

Population(s) Served
Students

University Academy Foundation Career Acceleration Program works to provide UA alums with career assessment, job search skills and tools, career guidance and valuable work experiences while they are enrolled in college. Having these skills and opportunities will empower UA alumni to achieve their professional aspirations in their post-college life.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNIVERSITY ACADEMY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 07/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jeremy Goff

Hiram Capital

Term: 2020 - 2023

Sonya Nutter

Donald Hawkins

Byron White

Bush Helzberg

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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