• Mt. Zion Foundation for Quality Education

    P.O. Box 31
    Mt. Zion, Il 62549
    Phone 217-864-2366  


    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 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
    Michelle Shumaker Vice Chairman
    Steve Grohne Treasurer
    Katy Doolin, Secretary

    Jessica Allen
    Lisa Flora
    Jamie Foster
    Kevin Fritzsche
    Billy Rockey
    Betsy Tanner
    Kristen Thompson

    Potential Sources of Funds                

    Cash or Checks

    Personal Property




    Please consider helping our students and teachers this year by donating!!

    During the past 27 years, the Mt. Zion Foundation for Quality Education has provided over 1.6 million dollars for projects.
    All donations will help to upgrade technology in classrooms such as iPads, new projectors, interactive flat panels, microphones.  Other requested items include science materials, items to compliment curriculum, including books, manipulatives, etc... 

     Students Using Technology  


    Projects Approved for 2021:

    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, large screen TV's, new projectors, portable document cameras, flexible seating, indoor recess items, Scovill Mobile Zoom visits, Ipads, science materials, books, Walking Classroom kits, as well as materials needed to support the freshman orientation and grade school classroom landscaping project. 

    In addition to the grants requested by teachers, the Foundation went a step further and allowed every teacher to request items of immediate need through the Foundation Mini-Grant program. This program allows teachers to quickly purchase items through an expidited process to bring immediate resources to the classroom.