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York Public Schools | December 7, 2019

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YPS Foundation Fundraising Campaign

YPS Foundation Fundraising Campaign
Gayla Knight

Founded in 2007                                                                                       501 (3) (c) Non-Profit

                “Assisting to preserve and/or enhance the quality of education for YPS students”

  • The YPS Foundation funds numerous classroom projects, curriculum, and basic student needs.
  • The School District of York has kept its budget to an average annual spending increase of 1.6% from 2009-2018.
  • The State of Nebraska has decreased its support for YPS from $3.2 million in 2009 to $300,000 in 2018.

Due to the above-mentioned facts, the YPS Foundation has established its first annual donor campaign. Funding classroom needs remain our first focus. We also hope to grow our endowment fund which will allow us to fulfill our mission and provide substantial and reliable funds for the future.

We encourage any in the York community and beyond to consider becoming a Friend of the Foundation.

All donors will be recognized on the YPS web page, on the electronic screens at all three schools, in our YPS Foundation publications, the York News-Times, and at our annual Recognition Reception.  

Friends of the Foundation Donor Levels

   Friend – $25-$99                       Builder – $250 – $499              Navy & Gold – $1000 – $2,499
Believer – $100 – $249                 Founder – $500 – $999          Forever a Duke – $2500 & above

Please consider becoming a Friend of the Foundation!  To donate, go to, click on YPS Foundation for a form or scroll down to the “donate” button for a simpler way to donate.                  

    YPS Foundation Board Members

Dr. Pat Hotovy, President     Julie Adams     Amie Kopcho
Kent Rauert, Vice-President       Derek Dauel     Tony North
Lori Suddarth, Secretary    Sally Ruben    Jean Vincent, Treasurer
Gayla Knight     Barb Skaden


Yes, I am pleased to support the YPS Foundation in “assisting to preserve and/or enhance the quality of education for YPS students” as a Friend of the Foundation.


Name_______________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________


Email_______________________________________________ Phone:______________________________________________

I have enclosed my gift in the amount of:

Friend $_______________         Builder $______________     Navy & Gold $________________

Believer $______________        Founder $ _____________ Forever A Duke $______________

Please return this form with your check made payable to the YPS Foundation with “Friends of the Foundation” noted in the memo line to the YPS Foundation. 1715 Delaware Avenue, York, NE 68467. If you prefer to use PayPal, click on the donate button. Gifts are tax-deductible, and receipt will be provided.