Bellevue Public Schools Foundation

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Bellevue, NE   |  BellevuePublicSchoolsFoundation.org

Mission

The Bellevue Public Schools Foundation partners with the community to provide financial support otherwise not available to help enhance educational opportunities for the students and staff of the district.

Ruling year info

1986

Executive Director

Jon Costello

Main address

2820 Arboretum Drive / Suite 603 St. 603

Bellevue, NE 68005 USA

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EIN

47-0683577

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

Single Organization Support (O11)

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?

Kids' Time

Kids’ Time is the BPS Foundation’s before-and-after school program for Bellevue Public School students enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Population(s) Served
Students

These grants allow teachers and staff to obtain supplies, admissions, access to information and other such items which will enhance the classroom and school experience. Grants should foster creativity in the learning process and provide innovative ways to engage students.

Population(s) Served
Students

The Foundation awards eight $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors to help pay for the expenses of vocational and college educations.

The Foundation also currently manages memorial scholarship funds.

Population(s) Served
Students

The Bellevue Alumni Association completely supports the Bellevue Public Schools Foundation in its mission to partner with the community in providing financial support to expand opportunities for innovation in education beyond BPS budget parameters.

The Alumni Association focuses on reconnecting BPS Alumni with their classmates, schools, and community and is continually working toward the following goals:

- Building and maintaining a database to assist individual classes with reunion planning
- Sponsoring activities to rekindle friendships between alumni and friends
- Fundraising to provide monetary support toward excellence in education

Population(s) Served
Adults

BPS Foundation periodically helps the 15 elementary schools in the district to purchase and acquire needed playground equipment at a cost of up to $35,000. These are matching funds, the remainder is funded by PTA groups and other community support.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2019

Best of Bellevue

Affiliations & memberships

National School Foundation Association - Member 2018

Financials

Bellevue Public Schools Foundation
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Bellevue Public Schools Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steffi Swanson

Law Office of STEFFI SWANSON

Term: 2019 - 2020

Susan Hester

Bellevue Public Schools

Amanda Oliver

Bellevue Public Schools

Jeff Rippe

Bellevue Public Schools

Steffi Swanson

Law Office of Steffi A. Swanson

Scott Eby

CKF

Sharon Stahr

Cobat Credit Union

Denny Gilbert

Jennifer Allred

Tracy Schaeffer

ConAgra

Robert Moore

Bellecue Public Schools

Don Fenster

Retired Dentist

Ben Ungerman

Brian Fox

Cornhusker Autowash

Anna Fisher

Hillcrest Health Services

Gregg Hoogeveen

Hoogeveen Chiropractic Wellness Centerpr

Gary Groff

Retired Teacher

Heath Paulsen

Westside State Bank

Mike Freel

Bellevue University

Walt Griffiths

Kutak Rock

Maureen McNamara

BPS School Board

Nina Wolford

BPS School Board

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • 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 3/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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Disability