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York Public Schools | June 23, 2018

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YPS Foundation

York Public Schools Foundation

The YPS Foundation, a (501) (3) (c) non-profit corporation, was established to assist in preserving and/or enhancing the quality of education received by students of the school district.  The Foundation seeks grants and contributions for the purpose of furthering the educational programs of the district.

The funds received will be used for improvements and additions to the physical facilities of the public school district, supporting special events for students, purchase of computers and software to support the curriculum, and a myriad of other purposes in support of education.

Projects which have been supported through funds donated to the Foundation by individuals, local organizations, graduated classes, and various other foundations include:

  • PLAY computer software & camera
  • PLAY musical instruments
  • YES Smartboards & laptops
  • YMS Smartboards
  • YHS Interwrite boards
  • YHS computers & software
  • YHS theater headsets & wireless systems
  • YMS & YHS outdoor signs
  • YMS landscaping
  • YHS pole vault pit
  • YHS band uniform bags
  • YHS restoration of pictures
  • YHS wrestling mats
  • YHS security cameras
  • YHS field house
  • YHS science & social studies curriculum projects
  • YHS library improvements
  • YHS gym commons furniture
  • YHS theater sound & lighting
  • YHS greenhouse project


YPS Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Pat Hotovy, President

                    , Vice-President

Lori Suddarth, Secretary

Jean Vincent, Treasurer

Derek Dauel

Don Keelan-White

Gayla Knight

Amie Kopcho

Tony North

Kent Rauert

Sally Ruben

Barb Skaden

Dr. Mike Lucas, Ex officio member


At the present time, members of the board are gathering contact information on YHS graduates in order to establish a data base for the Foundation.  Those who are in possession of class contact information are encouraged to contact the Foundation through the YPS District office at (402) 362-6655 x 4.

If you would like to financially support the York Public Schools Foundation, donations are accepted at the YPS District Office.  Please feel free to stop by or mail your donation to:

York Public Schools Foundation
Attn:  Gayla Knight
1715 N. Delaware Ave.
York, NE  68467

Thank you in advance for your support!