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KPS Educational Foundation

Welcome to KPSEF, the Kentwood Public Schools Educational Foundation. We are a community funded, volunteer driven organization. Our mission is to increase the value in our community's public education through...

  • Educational Grants to Kentwood Public Schools Faculty
  • Corporate and Memorial Scholarship Opportunities
  • Partnering Business Giving with Classroom Needs

To learn more about the Foundation, to donate, to apply for a grant, please visit our website at External

The Kentwood Public Schools Educational Foundation
5820 Eastern Avenue, Kentwood, MI 49508  (616).455.4400

The KPS Educational Foundation is made up of an executive board that consists of 4 officers who also serve as directors.  Additional community members also serve as directors.


  • PRESIDENT - Jim Swoboda
  • VICE PRESIDENT - Betsy Melton
  • SECRETARY - Cindy Charles
  • TREASURER - Lori Wernlund


  • Cindy Charles
  • Jeanine Cooper
  • Tom Cooper
  • Sue Ekkens
  • Bob Ethen
  • Laura Gouin
  • Robyn Granson-Higley
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Melton
  • Scott Melton
  • Ty Stewart
  • Jim Swoboda
  • Lori Wernlund

Administration Liason

  • Evan Hordyk