The Kelso High School Class of 2023 was awarded 95 Scholarships totaling over $161,6000. Donate NOW
About Us

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The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Although completely seperate from the Kelso Public Schools, the Foundation works hand-in-hand with the district to help students succeed.
About Us

The Foundation's

The mission of the Kelso Public Schools Foundation is to fund and give scholarships to further the education of deserving students and graduates; and to fund programs and activities in Kelso Public Schools which benefit a substantial segment of students and for which public resources are insufficient or unavailable.
What We Do

Our Work

Student Scholarships
Starting with just $2,000 awarded in 1992 and $161,600 awarded in 2023, we've awarded over $1.8 million total in scholarships to help Kelso students continue their educations.
Teacher Grants
The first grant awarded by the Foundation was in 1997 in the amount of $9,600. Since then, over $250,000 has been awarded to fund programs and activities in Kelso Public Schools.

Meet The Board

Kathy Williamson


Glenda Schuh


Patty St. Onge

Vice President


◾ Sue Lantz      
◾ Judy Bailey
◾ Boyd Burns
◾ Norman Dick
◾ John Gross
◾ Mike Haas
◾ Mary Alice McCubbins
◾ Lori Paul


◾ Mary Beth Tack        
◾ Scott Westlund        
◾ Veryl Anderson

Executive Director

◾ Rick Davis

Administrative Assistant

◾ Carissa Contreras

Financial Assistant

◾ Jasper Casbeer
Lifetime award

Ruth Clark

Ruth Clark had a vision centered on providing students with equal opportunity to education, no matter their financial background. The Foundation, which provides thousands of dollars in scholarships each year, was part of her vision.
Coweeman Track, Kelso High School, Students, Sports
What You Can Do

You Can Help!

Your donation will make a lasting difference in the life of a Kelso child. Donating is easy to do online at and because KPSF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, it's 100% deductible.
We gratefully accept :
◾ Bequests
◾ Cash Donations
◾ Corporate Gifts
◾ Donation of Goods
◾ Honor Gifts
◾ Life Insurance Policy
◾ Memorial Gifts
◾ Trusts

Recent News

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