• 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
    Tami Romano Vice Chairman
    Steve Grohne Treasurer
    Michelle Shumaker Secretary
    Katy Doolin 
    Lisa Flora
    Kevin Fritzsche
    Heather Mason
    Kelly McCourt Springman
    Shane Mendenhall
    Kristi Niles
    Dr. Travis Roundcount
    Betsy Tanner
    Audra Trump

    Potential Sources of Funds                

    Cash or Checks

    Personal Property




    During the past 23 years, the Mt. Zion Foundation for Quality Education has provided over 1.4 million dollars for projects including the purchase of items such as IPADs, Ipods, Video Equipment, SMART Boards with handheld responders, LCD Projectors, Mobi and Airliner wireless tablets, document cameras, Mimios, portable laptop computer labs, Band Instruments, Vocal and Music microphones with instructional software, Kindles and E-books, Microscopes, the creation of Long Distance Learning Lab, pottery kilns, Science Equipment, large Projection Screen and multi-media cart, Reading software and books, Wood Draftign tables, Television/Broadcasting system, portable sound systems, and many other projects.  

     Projects approved for the 2017-2018 school year:
    The Foundation approved for the 2017-2018 a contribution of $90,000 towards the cost of issuing a Chromebook to every student in grades prek-6th grade.