Events

  • Topeka Public Schools Foundation hosts several large fundraising events each year, providing engaging opportunities for people of all interests and income to support TPS students. 

    TPS Foundation Community Breakfast

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    The TPS Foundation Community Breakfast will be served on September 10, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. at the Topeka Ramada Inn Regency Ballroom. We could not continue our mission of providing assistance to Topeka Public Schools without your support, and the Community Breakfast is a great way to show your support for public education. This year's breakfast celebrates the 10-year anniversary of this community event. If you or your organization are interested in being a sponsor, click here. Your support and presence is a gift!

    26th Annual Winfred Tidwell Memorial Fundraiser Golf Tournament

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    Topeka Public Schools Foundation held the 26th annual Winfred Tidwell Memorial Fundraiser Golf Tournament on June 12, 2019, at the beautiful Shawnee Country Club golf course. Proceeds from the tournament go to the TPS Foundation to support various TPS programs including scholarships and grants. The 27th annual tournament to be held noon, Thursday, June 4, 2019. 

    Winners from the 2019 tournaments are:

    First  Prize:  1st Flight/Team Dean

    Steve Dean
    Steve Bryant
    Tommie Smith
    Bud Stallworth

     

    Second Prize:  1st Flight/Tired Trojans
    Rebecca Morrisey
    Rodney Johnson
    Rob Hayes
    Mitchell Heinrichs

    Third Prize: 1st Flight/Major Saver
    Chris Ary
    Dale Krumm
    Jim Fell
    Todd Deaton

    First Prize:  2nd Flight/HTK Archietcts
    Elizabeth Johnson
    Tim Laurent
    Jeremy Myers
    John Knight

    Second Prize:  2nd Flight/Capital City High School I
    Chad Collins
    Jimmy Collins
    Tony Barksdale
    Daniel Bullock

    Third Prize:   2nd Flight/Capital City High School II
    Aryn McCoy
    Lori Roenbaugh
    Brayn Candea-Kromm
    Tracie Bauer

    Course Tour "Student Team" (Sponsored by Security Benefit)

    Garren Evenson
    Ashby Greer
    Isaiah Vasquez
    Caden Gosselin

    Hole Contest Winners
    Closest to School House                        Rodney Johnson
    Straightest Drive:   Men                        Andrew Johnson
    Straightest Drive:  Women                    Rebecca Morrisey
    Closest to Pin                                      Andrew Johnson
    Longest Drive:   Men                            Chad Thompson
    Longest Drive:  Women                        Rebecca Morrisey
    Closest to School House                       Boshner Whitaker
    Longest Putt                                       Ryan Salts

    Silent Auction Winners
    Patrick Mahomes Signed Helmet - Mitchell Heinrichs

    Gary Woodland Signed PGA Flag - Ron Brown

    Signed Chief's Football - Ron Brown

    Framed Evolution of Jayhawks - Lori Roenbaugh

     

    MajorSaver Discount Card Campaign

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    Each year, students across the district participate in the sale of MajorSaver Discount Cards. This campaign takes place in February each year. Funds that are raised support TPS programs and services. The MajorSaver Discount Card Campaign has brought $489,060 in total funding to the district. Thank you, for your continued support!  

    Buy a TPS Foundation Brick to Support Public Education

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    Wanting to leave a lasting impression on public education? By buying a TPS Foundaiton brick on the Walk of Honor entry at Burnett Administrative Center, you will not only be donating to the worthy cause of public education, but your gift and serivce will also be permanently memorialized. They can be purchased in honor of an individual, organization or school of your choice, and is 100 percent tax deductible. For more information or to purchase a life-changing brick, click here. 

    Target & TPS Foundation Partnership a Success

    More than 40 Target associates were on hand to cheer and greet everyone entering Williams Magnet school building.  They were present for the Target Day of Service on January 19. While the weather outside was cold and icy, they made the event inside feel warm, optimally energized and festive. The Target mascot, posters, colorful book bags, balloons and music greeted all that attended and served to add to the ambiance and significance of the day.

    The atmosphere in the gym was electrifying. Foundation Director, Pamela Johnson-Betts stated, "How very blessed we are that TPS youth were "targeted" for gifts  to help the local Target distributor to do their annual day of service helping us kick off 30 years of service and care we have contributed to TPS all while celebrating MLK day!"

    Elementary students from Ross, Scott and Williams received book bags filled with supplies and a MLK activity book. Special guests included key note speaker Dr. Angela Farris-Watkins, the niece of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr., City Manager Jim Colson and Target Senior Group Leader, Christopher Rogers.

    Christopher Rogers summed up the event by saying, "this was an amazing day...I'm in awe of the power of it."

    The event was used to showcase the talent of public school students including students in the HPH Chamber Choir, directed by Dr Patrick Kitendo and THS student Oladele Adegbore.

    TPS Foundation Celebrated 30 Years of Giving Back

    The Topeka Public Schools Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. To celebrate this occasion, Dr. Angela Farris Watkins, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke to students about Dr. King’s legacy of service. Third, fourth and fifth graders from Scott Magnet, Ross Elementary and Williams Magnet were in attendance for the presentation.

    Target, a TPSF business partner, had associates on hand to greet students. Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, the Highland Park High School chorus and the Topeka Metro Rosa Parks bus were also featured at the event.

    "The Foundation, along with our business partner, Target, are proud to begin our 30th year of service to Topeka Public Schools by bringing in the noted Dr. Angela Farris Watkins to help our students understand firsthand a legacy of caring and service. Dr. King had a vision that poverty and racism would be eliminated and that quality schools would one day be a given for all. There is still work to be done on that front and it is our job to keep that hope alive," said Pamela Johnson-Betts, Executive Director of the Topeka Public Schools Foundation.