About Us


  • Enhance the quality of education in USD 475 public schools
  • Enlarge the resources available to USD 475 school district
  • Create partnership among the schools, parents, businesses, and community toward achieving educational excellence


  • Awarding grants to educators to expand and enrich educational opportunities for students
  • Administering scholarships to benefit students and teachers
  • Receiving monetary gifts to benefit learning opportunities
  • Managing the Geary Community Schools Foundation endowment

About Us

The Geary Community Schools Foundation was incorporated June 10, 2002 as a 501(c)3 supported by private individuals, businesses, and other organizations. The purpose of the foundation is to promote projects and improve educational opportunities for citizens served by USD 475 by:

  • Working in cooperation with patrons of USD 475, community agencies, and groups affiliated with the school district to create a better learning environment for students
  • Providing programs to support and provide educational opportunities for citizens enabling many persons from all walks of life to support public education

Board Members


GCSF Executive Director: Margie Pinaire

USD 475 Superintendent: Dr. Reginald Eggleston

USD 475 Board President: Kristy Haden

USD 475 Board Vice President: Dr. Beth Hudson

Trustee Emeritus: Dr. Mary Devin


Chair: Margaret Kilpatrick

Vice Chair: Shannon Rosauer

Secretary: Phyllis Gibson

Treasurer: Martin Hemingway

Dr. Ferrell Miller

Sammie Harris

Brian Field

Leslie Davis

Journette Eaves

Anna Gregory