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KPS Education Foundation

Welcome to KPSEF, the Kentwood Public Schools Educational Foundation. We are a community funded, volunteer driven organization. Our mission is to increase the value in our community's public education through...

  • Educational Grants to Kentwood Public Schools Faculty
  • Corporate and Memorial Scholarship Opportunities
  • Partnering Business Giving with Classroom Needs

If you are a Kentwood business or alumnus, we need your support. To learn more, visit our Giving page by clicking on the link on the right, or send any of the officers below an e-mail.

Applications for scholarships and educational grants are available here by clicking on the links on the right.

The Kentwood Public Schools Educational Foundation
5820 Eastern Avenue, Kentwood, MI 49508  (616).455.4400

The KPS Education Foundation is made up of an executive board that consists of 4 officers who also serve as directors.  Additional community members also serve as directors.


  • PRESIDENT - Jim Swoboda
  • VICE PRESIDENT - Betsy Melton
  • SECRETARY - Cindy Charles
  • TREASURER - Lori Wernlund


  • Cindy Charles
  • Jeanine Cooper
  • Bob Ethen
  • Laura Gouin
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Melton
  • Scott Melton
  • Ty Stewart
  • Jim Swoboda
  • Lori Wernlund
  • Jack Winn

Administration Liason

  • Evan Hordyk