Women's Giving Circle

Great Things Happen When Caring Women Gather

One Night. 150+ Women making $100 gifts.

Three compelling proposals that will support Olathe students.

One $10,000 grant winner.

Fall 2018 Gathering

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Olathe Community Center
1205 E. Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS 66061
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by Sustaining Members Aly Plunkett, Carly Boothe and Sara Mitchell

Call for Proposals

Fall 2018 Grant Amount:   $8,000 minimum - $10,000 maximum
The OPSF Women’s Giving Circle is currently seeking grant proposals for the Fall 2018 cycle. Olathe teachers should identify a challenge/problem impacting student achievement, and submit a grant proposal stating how they would address that challenge/problem utilizing resources funded with the grant.  
Deadline for applications:
Fall 2018 applications must be received electronically at the OPSF office (foundation@olatheschools.org) by noon, Thursday, August 23, 2018.

And the winner is...

Tuesday, April 24 over 150 amazing women gathered and heard presentations on three innovative programs impacting Olathe students. After discussing each proposal, the Women's Giving Circle attendees voted for their favorite and awarded a $15,000 grant to fund the project. This year’s winning proposal was “Tower to Table,” written by April Schoenberg from Northview Elementary, and Ariel Jankord from Briarwood Elementary.

The “Tower to Table” grant will provide tower gardens, Ninja blenders and the corresponding Green Bronx Machine curriculum. Six tower gardens will be located at each elementary school. This will allow Northview Elementary and Briarwood Elementary schools to grow indoor tower gardens year-round. The goal of this program is to create opportunities for students to collaborate with peers and build awareness of their environment and their future. Students will build responsibility for healthy eating choices and develop teamwork skills as they communicate, make decisions, and care for their plants. Watch a video of this morning's check presentations.

The Olathe Women's Giving Circle has awarded $105,000 in grants to Olathe classrooms since Spring 2014.

Tower Garden Tower Garden

Spring Gathering By the Numbers

More than 70 women attended the Fall gathering
151 Members total
125 Sustaining Members
10 new Members
4 new Sustaining Members

Become a Sustaining Member

OPSF Women's Giving Circle Sustaining Members commit $100 twice a year, for the Spring and Fall gatherings.  These generous women listed below have pledged their ongoing support - and you can join them! 

Contact the Foundation at 913-780-8222, make your commitment and have your name added to this list of extraordinary women.  Your continued support is needed to maintain our tradition of awarding one deserving project funding of $10,000 or more!

Linda Albee
Dawn Albers
Dr. Pat All
Sara Anderson
Renny Arensberg
Liz Avey
Alison Balcom
Dr. Alison Banikowski
DeNeese Barclay
Melissa Barton
Katie Beaudin
Judy Berry
Cheryl Biesterfeld
Candy Birch
Joy Bondurant
Carly Boothe
Kathy Brogden
Susan Brooks
Kendri Burkett
Natalie Byrnes
Kate Capps
Carol Chartrand
Debbie Chiaverini
JoAnn Colt
Jane Conner
Lindsay Dandoy
Mimi Eckart
Jennifer Eddings
Cindy England
Jennifer Fales
LeEtta Felter
Laura Fitzsimmons
Shobha Gardi
Desiree George
Dr. Joan Gilson
Peggy Graham
Missy Greene
Maria Gregorio
Denise Griffey
DeAnn Haake
Marlys Hankins
Denise Herman
Amy Herman
Melissa Hess
Moira Holland
Karen Hooven
Michelle Horton
Sandy Howell
Charlene Hughes
Nancy Ingram
Terri Jarboe
Debbie Jasiczek
Barb Jewell
Pegah Karstens
Sandy Keating
Christy Klein
Laura Larcom
Sarah Lister
Amy Martin
Beverly McAuley
Pat McCartney
Ann McCort
Jenny McCune
JoDee McGraw
Stacie McKee
Jennifer McKenna
Cindy Medina
Jennifer Mehnert
Dr. Tes Mehring
Julia Meyer
Diana Moormeier
Jill Murray
Kathy Musgrave
Jane Musgrove
Danielle Myers
Jenny Nehrbass
Sara Nielson
Sybil Orman
Dawn Peterson
Cristan Philipp
Aly Plunkett
Gwen Poss
Debbie Ramirez
Judy Rapp
Stacy Rezek
Jennifer Robins
Lisa Rock
Tiffany Rogers
Brandi Russell
Kristin Schultz
Susan Sherman
Tammy Siegrist
Paula Slifer
Dr. Jamie Smiley
Jenny Smith
Lindsay Smith
Alice Snider
Linda Starrett
Theresa Stoker
Debbie Swinney
Emily Tegtmeier
Els Thermote
Heather Tucker
Kathi Tully
Debbie Underwood
Jennifer Utting
Natalie VanLiew
Jayne Vehlewald
Cindy VonFeldt
Debi Weaver
Joyce Webb
Jana Weltmer
Linda Wetzel
Stefanie Wickliffe
Jane Wilson
Julie Wood
Mazie Yewell
Suzie Zimmerman