• Mt. Zion Foundation for Quality Education

    P.O. Box 31

    Mt. Zion, Il 62549

    Phone 217-864-2366  

    Foundation Newsletter

    The Purpose

    The Mt. Zion Foundation for Quality Education is a  non-profit, tax-exempt organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees  whose members are parent volunteers, business leaders, and professional people  from the community with a commitment to education.  The Foundation operates as an independent  entity, established to enrich lifelong programs throughout the Mt. Zion  Schools.

    The Foundation operates as an independent entity, established to enrich lifelong programs throughtout the Mt. Zion Schools.


    Foundation's Mission

    The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of educational programs and services available to all Mt. Zion Students through the generation, attraction and distribution of financial and other resources to the Mt. Zion Schools. These resources shall be used to provide students with expanded and enriched learning opportunities. 


    The Board of Trustees   

    Kelli McInerney Chairman
    TBA, Vice Chairman
    Steve Grohne Treasurer
    Michelle Shumaker Secretary
    Katy Doolin 
    Lisa Flora
    Kevin Fritzsche
    Heather Mason
    Shane Mendenhall
    Kristi Niles
    Billy Rockey
    Betsy Tanner
    Dr. Audra Trump

    Potential Sources of Funds                

    Cash or Checks

    Personal Property




    During the past 27 years, the Mt. Zion Foundation for Quality Education has provided over 1.6 million dollars for projects including the purchase of items such as: Chromebooks, Classroom audio/visual equipment,Live streaming equipment, Band instruments, 3-D Printers, Kindles and E-books, Science equipment,  Reading software and books, Portable sound systems, Portable laptop computer labs, IPADS, and Document cameras.


     Projects approved for the 2020-2021 school year:

    We will have excitement this year as a result of the Foundation’s contribution towards the cost of purchasing various items in all grade levels including: Interactive flat panel TVs, Ipads, Digital streaming equipment, google expedition kits, classroom speakers, science materials, books, as well as materials needed to support the freshman orientation, drama and robotics programs. ADM has also graciously provided additional funds to purchase STEM programming materials and fund classroom field trips.