"I just want to say that I really believe in this program. As a former educator, I appreciate the opportunity to serve in this manner."
Linda Capps

Providing classroom materials and supplies to give students a better opportunity to succeed.

Our Mission

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Meg Vordran -mmvorndran@outlook.com

Will Rosebure - wrosebure@gmail.com

Donation Detail

Shawnee Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1447
Shawnee, OK 74802-1447

Grant: Classroom Partners

Contact Information:
Shelly Welch (405) 878-7318 shellyw@finley-cook.com

Crystal Lowry (405) 878-7310 clowry@finley-cook.com

Make checks payable to Shawnee Community Foundation and mail check to address above. Please put in the memo line: Classroom Partners/(School)/(Teacher)

If your donation is at least $250 you will receive a donation letter for your 2019 taxes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to “partner with” a classroom?

By partnering with a classroom, you provide financial support to the teacher and students. 

Does partnering with a classroom “make a difference”?

You bet! When you partner with a classroom, teachers use the donated funds to purchase resources such as learning games, books, and other materials that help them create an engaging and effective classroom learning environment. Teachers may also use the funds for field trips, assemblies or additional student impact programs. On average, 91% of teachers spend over $500 of their own money on their classrooms. 

Can I select the teacher to partner with?

You may request to partner with a specific teacher. Please email Meg Vorndran (mmvorndran@outlook.com) first to find out if the teacher you wish to partner with is available. A teacher may be adopted only once per school year. If you don’t have a specific teacher, you will be directed to a teacher most in need.   

Is there a donation size requirement?

No, you will work with the teacher to agree on the amount you are willing to contribute. The expectation is $300 to $500 per school year. Each teacher will have different needs and wishes. The teacher will contact you with a request for your approval. 

Can I partner with more than one classroom?

Yes. You can partner with as many classrooms as you like. 

When are partnering presentations made?

We would like to get a picture with each classroom partner with their teacher and students, and be able to use these pictures for marketing purposes of this program and the partners. Also, it is important to leverage the use of social media platforms to promote the Classroom Partners Program. We need to do this, so the constituents know what others are doing, which would hopefully encourage and inspire them to join in! 

What more is required of me other than making a donation?

Nothing more is required, but we encourage you to visit the classroom a couple of times when the students are doing something special. Depending on the age group there are activities you might be able to participate in. Ideally you would take an interest in and get to know the teacher and the students. We also hope you will tell your colleagues, business associates and friends about this important program. A quarterly email will be sent to businesses for a short response as to any activity with the Classroom Partners.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes. The Shawnee Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. All contributions are 100% tax-deductible if made through them.                               

Shawnee Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1447
Shawnee, OK 74802-1447

Grant: Classroom Partners