The people & organizations who have supported the Rural Schools Collaborative since its launch in 2015.

Thank You!

$100,000 and more

  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • The Catalyst Fund, Missouri
  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Missouri
  • Galesburg Community Foundation, Illinois
  • Gary and Jana Funk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$50,000 and more

  • Celia and Mark Godsil, Abingdon, Illinois
  • Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois
  • Teton Science Schools, Wyoming

$20,000 and more

  • Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools
  • Big Idea Program, Glenstone Square, Springfield, Missouri
  • James T. and Jean Beddow, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
  • John and Mary Cooper Charitable Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
  • Grand Victoria Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
  • Great Schools SI Initiative, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Michelle and Sascha Mornell, Hillsborough, California
  • National Rural Education Association
  • The University of West Alabama, Livingston

$10,000 and more

  • Cambridge Foundation, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Hood Family Donor Advised Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Julie and Bruce Leeth, Springfield, Missouri
  • Rural Community Alliance, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Carol Silvey, West Plains, Missouri
  • Twomey Foundation, Roseville, Illinois
  • West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

$5,000 and more

  • Cambridge Mountain Bike Park Fund, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Dakota Resources, Renner, South Dakota
  • Parker Griffith Family Foundation, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Dean L. Lund American Family Insurance Agency, Inc., Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Metis Leadership Group, Island Heights, New Jersey
  • North Dakota Small Organized Schools
  • North State Together, Redding, California

$1,000 and more

  • Alabama Education Association
  • Alabama Friends of Rural Schools
  • American Family Insurance, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Ray F. Aton Memorial Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • California State University, Chico
  • Cambridge WI Farm to School Fund
  • Central Illinois Rural Schools Collaborative, Charleston
  • Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Iowa
  • Community Foundation of Macon County, Decatur, Illinois
  • Forefront, Chicago, Illinois
  • Josh and Stacy Gibb, Galesburg, Illinois
  • Graham Local Schools, St. Paris, Ohio
  • Hal and Kathy Funk, Springfield, Missouri
  • University of Indianapolis
  • JKH Enterprises, Springfield, Missouri
  • Jay and Kim Handy, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Steven Johnson, Lisbon, North Dakota
  • Mike Knutson, Watertown, South Dakota
  • Larry Lee, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Lavina Grandon, Valley Springs, Arkansas
  • The Lumpkin Family Foundation, Mattoon, Illinois
  • Dr. Arthur Mallory, Springfield, Missouri
  • Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, Galesburg, IL
  • Ohio Small Rural Collaborative, St. Paris
  • Brian and Denise Reid, Charleston, Illinois
  • Rural Conservation Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Terry ┼×ivesind, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Shasta College, Redding, California
  • Steve and Laurie Struss, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Tracy Family Foundation, Mount Sterling, Illinois
  • University of Wisconsin, Platteville
  • Your Cause, Plano, Texas

Additional contributions

  • John Aeschlimann, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Deborah Anderson, Oakland, Nebraska
  • David and Vicki Ardrey, Murphysboro, Illinois
  • Kate Baird, Springfield, Missouri
  • Jane Bork, California
  • Kristen Bovee
  • In Memory of Rodney Rushing, Renee and Phillip Carr, Fox, Arkansas
  • Rand and Molly Chappell, Charleston, Illinois
  • Liliana Coelho, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota
  • Earling Insurance Financial Service, Iowa
  • Bill and Gina Eggert, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Andrea Evans, Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Savannah Franklund, Monmouth, Illinois
  • Megan Funk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pat Funk, Springfield, Missouri
  • Randy and Cheri Funk, Overland Park, Kansas
  • John Glasgow, Monmouth, Illinois
  • Kelly Goode, Illinois
  • Gene Gowan, Cambridge, Wisconsin
  • Brent and Jeannie Glover, Harrison, Arkansas
  • Rick Gregory and Carolyn Herman, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Grace and Galen Hasler, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jefferson County American Federation of Teachers Local 2143, Birmingham, Alabama
  • C.J. Jennings, Brooklyn, New York
  • Natalie Kessler, Galesburg, Illinois
  • Quinton Klabon, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Kelly and Louise Knauer Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Tammy LaPrad, Macomb, Illinois
  • David Dickenson and Jeannine LaPrad, Michigan
  • Maggie Langenfeld, Iowa
  • Jonathan Lewis, Stoughton, Wisconsin
  • Karen McCabe-Juhnke, North Newton, Kansas
  • Nate McClennen, Jackson, Wyoming
  • Susan McKim, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Emily Meier, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jim and Sally Meier, Waunakee, Wisconsin
  • Karen Miller, Ozark, Missouri
  • John Minnich, Madison, Wisconsin
  • National Governors Association
  • Rick and Brenda Norem, Wisconsin
  • Bryan and Sharon Reber, Georgia
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Kallie Sandell, Washington
  • Jim Shurts, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Geneva Shoemaker, New Mexico
  • Howard Spiegle, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • The Do Something Fund, Springfield, Missouri
  • Paul Theobald, Osmond, Nebraska
  • Third Cup Fund, Galesburg, Illinois
  • Sandra Thomastan, Alabama
  • Jon Turner, Ozark, Missouri
  • Susan Twomey, Monmouth, Illinois
  • Horace Williams, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mark Willhardt, Monmouth, Illinois
  • Hailey Winkleman, Carmi, Illinois
  • Clarence Wyatt & Lobi Stone, Monmouth, Illinois
  • J.R. Glasgow, Monmouth, Illinois
  • In memory of Hal D. Funk, by Donald and Judith Fishburn, Forsyth, Illinois
  • In memory of Evelyn Ruckman, by Pat Funk, Springfield, Missouri
  • In memory of Hal D. Funk, by Katherine Funk, Springfield, Missouri
  • In honor of Jana Funk, by Katherine Funk, Springfield, Missouri

We invite you to support our work by making an online contribution. Thank you for your consideration!

Gifts Given in Honor of a Teacher Who Has Made an Impact

In honor of Cyrus Weaver, of Middleton High School, by John Minnich

In honor of Amy Troy, by Savannah Franklund

In honor of Karen McCabe-Juhnke, by Taylor McCabe-Juhnke

In honor of Emily Driscoll, by Hailey Winkleman

In honor of Joyce Bass, by John Glasgow

In honor of Richard Schmit, by Steve Johnson

In honor of Sharon Huggins, by Ann Schulte