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 as indicated in the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.

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 and here to learn about the committees that carry out major activities.

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 a description of the general duties of officers and members of the Board of Directors, please click here.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the Board of Directors of the McKinley School Foundation are:

  • President: Nancy Flores
  • Treasurer: Andrea Degener
  • Secretary: Kristin Pavon
  • Voting Member:  Ivana Milosevic
  • Voting Member:  Geysil Arroyo
  • Voting Member: Graham Strickler
  • Staff Representative: Korby Trocha
  • Staff Representative: Ashley Knox-Berg
  • Non-Voting Member: Principal Deb Ganderton

The Foundation Meets bi-monthly on the third Wednesday at 6:30PM in August, October, December, February, April and June.

McKinley School Foundation Meeting 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) 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 ApplicationBoard Member Nomination