Donors

Charitable investments add value to the rural school experience and ensure that all students have opportunities to participate in a wide range of community-based learning efforts.

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Donors

Thank you to these individuals and organizations for their support of our organizational launch, 2015-2017.


The Rural Schools Collaborative and its cooperative Grants in Place program have received leadership gifts from:

  • Missouri's John and Mary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Louis L. Coover and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation of Commerce Trust
  • and Community Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Arkansas' Rural Community Alliance
  • Illinois' Galesburg Community Foundation
  • and Sixteenth Section Fund.

Significant contributions have been made by:

  • Alabama Education Association
  • Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, Springfield
  • Dr. James B. and Jean T. Beddow, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Gary and Jana Funk, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Parker Griffith Family Foundation, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Running Jenny Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Carol and Richard Silvey, West Plains, Missouri
  • Terry Sivesind, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sixteenth Section Architecture & Development, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • South Dakota Innovation Lab
  • University of West Alabama, Livingston
  • West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
  • Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois

Special thanks to the following individuals and organizations for supporting our work and projects since our launch in 2015:

  • American Family Insurance, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Beth Ardapple, Mount Judea, Arkansas
  • Dave and Vicki Ardrey, Murphysboro, Illinois
  • Buena Vista University, School of Education & Exercise Science, Storm Lake, Iowa
  • Renee and Phillip Carr, Fox, Arkansas
  • Rand and Molly Chappell, Charleston, Illinois
  • Andrew Campbell, Jasper, Arkansas
  • CamRock Cafe & Sport, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • CamRock Mountain Bike Park Fund, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Cannella Culinary, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Teresa Coonts, Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Cricket Design Works, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Herbert Culver, Deer, Arkansas
  • Donna Dodson, Mount Judea, Arkansas
  • Down Dog Productions, Los Angeles, California
  • Eastern Illinois University Men's Basketball, Charleston
  • Bill and Gina Eggert, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Andrea Evans, University Park, Illinois
  • First Midstate, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Hal and Kathy Funk, Springfield, Missouri
  • Pat Funk, Springfield, Missouri
  • Giant Bicycles, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Joshua Gibb, Galesburg, Illinois
  • Brent and Jeannie Glover, Springfield, Missouri
  • Matt & Bobbi Grandon, Harrison, Arkansas
  • Lavina & Lester Grandon, Everton, Arkansas
  • Jay and Kim Handy, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Faith Harkey, Naples, Florida
  • Hood Family Donor Advised Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Jack and Fran Hood, Springfield, Missouri
  • Hope Street Group, Washington, D.C.
  • Jolene R. Ibeling, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • JKH Enterprises, Springfield, Missouri
  • Dr. Steven Johnson, Lisbon, North Dakota
  • Cindy Keenom, Mount Judea, Arkansas
  • Gale Kindberg, Los Angeles, California
  • Mike Knutson, Watertown, South Dakota
  • Leadership South Dakota
  • Larry Lee, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Dean Lund Agency, Inc. (American Family Insurance), Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum, Mansfield, Missouri
  • Bruce and Julie Leeth, Springfield, Missouri
  • Madison Audubon Society, Wisconsin
  • Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, Seattle, Washington
  • Susan McKim, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Missouri State University-Mountain Grove Campus
  • Derek and Sherry Nelson, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
  • New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • North State Together, Redding, California
  • Sharon Pierce, Mount Judea, Arkansas
  • Rural Conservation Fund, Missouri
  • Rural Schools Partnership, Missouri
  • Saris Cycling Group, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Kerry Saylors, Saint Joe, Arkansas
  • Shasta College Foundation, Redding, California
  • The Second Wind Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Ann Schulte, Chico, California
  • Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, Effingham
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Jay and Nicole Spoonhour, Charleston, Illinois
  • Steven and Laurie Struss, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Surly Brewing Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sandra Thomaston, Alabama
  • Trek Bikes, Waterloo, Wisconsin
  • Alberta Wells, Mount Judea, Arkansas
  • Horace Williams, Montgomery, Alabama
  • UpUSA, Dickeyville, Wisconsin
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