Skip to main content

WV Education Foundation


“the un-done” Dinner & Auction of 2020

The board members have decided with a heavy heart to cancel this year’s annual dinner/auction and instead host an “un-dine/un-auction”.  Please join us by participating in our virtual un-dine/un-auction since we can’t gather in person without the strong possiblity of putting each other’s health at risk.


Contributions can be made through PayPal OR through your credit card

Donations will be accepted until December 31, 2020


Because of the tremendous support from our community we have funded numerous classroom grants!

Here’s just a sampling of what these funds go to:

  • Microscopes
  • iPads
  • Literacy Week Books
  • Dry Erase Tables
  • Incubators
  • ELP Programs Robotics
  • Next Generation Science Kits
  • PreK Outdoor/Indoor Play Equipment
  • Flexible Seating
  • General Music Curriculum & Instruments
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum
  • Camp EWALU Trip
  • Whiteboard Tables
  • Math Class Document Cameras
  • Science Class Student Dry Erase Boards
  • Art Department Display Boards
  • Art Room Ceramic Tools & Equipment
  • Industrial Technology Equipment
  • Updated Maps
  • and much more


2020 Scholarship Recipients

RTC Communications Scholarship $1000 – Elsie Van Daele

Carlene Werner Memorial Scholarship $500 – Jenna Curley

Carlene Werner Memorial Scholarship $500 – Cole Neil

WVEF Scholarship $500 – Samantha Schnor

WVEF Scholarship $500 – Reese Welcher

WVEF Scholarship $500 – Tanner Blaylock

Hook N Liner Sportsmans Club Scholarship $500 – Katie Sauerbrei

Hook N Liner Sportsmans Club Scholarship $500 – Gavin Hyde

Leistikow Scholarship $400 – Anna Richards

Leistikow Scholarship $400 – Hannah Miller

Leistikow Scholarship $400 – Cole Neil

Leistikow Scholarship $400 – Brendon Brown

Steve Phelan Memorial Scholarship $500 – Katie Sauerbrei

Steve Phelan Memorial Scholarship $500 – Jason Harks


Over $94,000 in scholarships have been awarded through the WVEF!


Wapsie Valley Education Foundation Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Wapsie Valley Education Foundation is to promote educational excellence by providing financial resources to support and enhance the education programs for all students and staff of the Wapsie Valley Community School District and serve as a means to accept contributions, gifts and bequests. 


The Foundation’s members thank all the businesses and individuals that have contributed to the Foundatin since its creation in 2002.  We applaud the students, faculty and administration for all they have done to move forward with the 2020-2021 school year in spite of the hurdles they have faced.

Please help us continue to build on the tradition of excellence established at Wapsie Valley by participating in our vitual event.

Over $450,000 raised in 17 years for Wapsie Valley student programs and scholarships.


Board Members of the Wapsie Valley Education Foundation 

  • Tom Risse, President 
  • Mischa Matthias, Vice President 
  • Joey Ridgon, Treasurer 
  • Kristi Marticoff, Secretary
  • Sylvia Casterton, Financial Secretary
  • Kim Brown
  • Chad Van Daele
  • Jill Krall
  • Tina Kaufman 
  • Doug Sheppard
  • Marilyn Steggall