The McKinley School Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 03-0564240), is governed by a Board of Directors. The Foundation was established to provide financial support in order to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities of McKinley Elementary students.

The McKinley School Foundation supports and manages the funds raised by the McKinley PTC. The McKinley PTC plans and organizes the events and activities that transpire at McKinley.  Click here to learn more about the PTC.

The Board of Directors has the authority to execute any policies it determines to be in the best interest of the organization within the parameters of the organization’s articles of incorporation, bylaws, or federal, state, and local law. The Board of Directors reviews and approves the annual budget and reviews operations and activities regularly.

The Foundation is responsible for overseeing monies from fundraisers, managing cash donations, setting annual fundraising targets, and creating short and long-term spending goals to advance the primary objective of supporting the International Baccalaureate program at McKinley Elementary

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Board of Directors of the McKinley School Foundation are:

  • President: Brijet Myers
  • Vice-President: Katy Strand
  • Treasurer: Yessica Marichich
  • Secretary & Staff Representative: Korby Trocha, 1st grade teacher
  • Voting Member: Kristin Pavon
  • Voting Member: Graham Strickler
  • Voting Member: Jonathan Chan
  • Voting Member: Carla Grossini-Concha
  • Voting Member: Arwa Zakir Kakavand
  • Voting Member: Krijn Van Der Raadt 
  • Staff Representative: Ashley Knox-Berg, 5th grade teacher
  • Non-Voting Member: Principal Jonathan Morello
  • Non-Voting Member: Associate Principal Dr. Alison Williams

The Foundation Meets monthly during the school year with the exception of December, typically on the first Wednesday at 6:00 pm at McKinley. Be sure to check the PTC Calendar for the exact dates and times of the monthly meetings. 

McKinley School Foundation Agendas & Minutes
Questions, please email

Procedure for Filling Board Positions:

The Board of Directors is comprised of a minimum of four (4) up to a maximum of twelve (12) voting members.  Members serve a two (2) year term with a max of two terms for a total of four (4) years. Familiarity with the principles of the International Baccalaureate program is helpful as well as an existing relationship with the McKinley Community but no specific experience is required.

In the spring the number of positions opening for the next term is posted and interested persons may apply. A vote by ballot is held if more than one person applies for the same officer role and/or if more applicants are received than positions are available.

Nominations are also considered. Individuals who are nominated will be asked to confirm they are interested in serving and a vote by ballot will be held.

Please use one of the forms below to apply or to nominate an individual for consideration.

Board Member Application 

Board Member Nomination

Foundation Roles:


  • Create a budget and oversee all financials
  • Make spending decisions within the parameters of the approved budget
  • Enter into contractual agreements, and sign checks
  • Facilitate Foundation & PTC meetings
  • Oversee and support PTC committees, events, fundraisers, and other parent-led activities
  • Maintain regular communications with the principal, school administration, parents, teachers, and community
  • Ensure administration matters are handled and up to date (i.e. insurance, banking, taxes)
  • Coordinate the calendar of activities for the school year with the school administration
  • Communicate stakeholder matters to Board members
  • Duties of Voting Member


  • Assumes the duties of the President in the event of their absence
  • Assists and supports President
  • Duties of Voting Member


  • Process income and expenses (i.e deposits and payments)
  • Manage bank account
  • Reconcile QuickBooks software and provide updated profit and loss statements to foundation members prior to the next scheduled Foundation meeting
  • Work directly with an accountant to file tax return and respond to any agency request
  • File California statement of information as required
  • Maintain and archive all financial documentation
  • Duties of Voting Member


  • Take, file, and post meeting minutes
  • Check and distribute mail on weekly basis
  • Keep record of all voting matters
  • Handle correspondence including confirmation of donations
  • Keep track of assets (i.e audiovisual equipment, grills, tents)
  • Manage bank account administration (i.e. removing and adding account users)
  • Duties of Voting Member


  • Represent the general interest of McKinley stakeholders (parents, students, staff and school campus)
  • Attend member meetings and vote on matters presented to the Board
  • Communicate and contribute to discussion of matters presented to the Board
  • Research information for matters presented to the board as requested
  • Serve as liaisons for fundraising, communications, and community outreach activities
  • Perform duties as designated by the President


  • Onboard new President
  • Assist and advise new President as requested

updated 9/11/2023