Supporting World Class Education

The Southeast Polk Education Foundation (SEPEF) is a nonprofit foundation that will raise funds for curricular enrichment, programs, scholarships, and projects outside the normal funding stream of the district, thus providing enrichment opportunities that would otherwise not be available.

Southeast Polk Education Foundation Logo

Established in 2014 as an independently governed not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, the mission of the Southeast Polk Education Foundation (SEPEF) is to engage and focus local, regional, and national support to enhance opportunities for Southeast Polk students, PK through 12th grade. The foundation works with the district to develop and implement the securing of funds to support district initiatives. The Southeast Polk Education Foundation is the only funding organization with the unique mission of supporting Southeast Polk Schools. Our efforts involve corporations, foundations, civic organizations, professional associations, school alumni, and other concerned individuals. We will assist private donors in making informed decisions that will enhance educational opportunities for Southeast Polk students.

Donate Here 

Core Values

    • All Southeast Polk children deserve a world-class education
    • All children in the Southeast Polk Schools can achieve at a higher level
    • Education is everyone’s concern – our broader community’s quality of life and economic success are directly tied to the quality of its public schools
    • Effective change in our schools requires that all primary elements are addressed – students, parents, teaching, leadership, and community

Key Objectives

    • To fund effective solutions to the most critical problems facing Southeast Polk Schools
    • To provide donors with accountability via our capacity to manage, disburse, and audit donations and program effectiveness
    • To act as a fiscal agent for funds raised by the district and individual schools
    • To strategically connect and coordinate efforts that will improve academic achievement for Southeast Polk students

Apply For A Grant Here

Applications are due October 1 and will be awarded in November


Southeast Polk Education Events

Rams Classic – Friday, September 22, 2017!
The 2016 Rams Classic was a huge success and raised over $9,000.00 for the foundation, we look forward to seeing everyone again this year. Please contact Dawn O’Connor to register your team.

2017 Rams Classic Flyer

Register for the Rams Classic online here 

Black and Gold Gala – Friday, April 20, 2018!
Prairie Meadows 


Contact Information

PO Box 391 – Altoona, IA 50009
Dean O’Connor – President
515-967-3895 (Home)
515-244-0560 (Work)

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