In 1985, the three public school corporations in the county (Lafayette School Corporation, Tippecanoe School Corporation and West Lafayette Community School Corporation) began talks about forming a not-for-profit organization that could raise private funds for public school teachers. The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County, Inc. was formed later that same year, and the creation of our Seeds for Excellence grant program soon followed. In 1987, the first teacher grants were awarded. Since that time, more than $660,000 has been awarded to local educators. Hundreds of teachers have been inspired by the opportunity and resources we provide, and thousands of students and their families have benefited from projects funded by PSFTC. We rely on financial support from individuals and businesses in the Greater Lafayette community.  We also host special events designed to bring the community together in support of public education.  In addition, we receive a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Indiana Hoosier Family of Readers license plate.   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2017 Board of Directors
  • Andrea Amato, President
  • Eyal Barash
  • Carla Barnhart
  • Brooklyn Burton
  • Jake Burton
  • Brent Clemenz
  • Cindy Gerlach
  • Emily Goertemoeller
  • Scott Hanback
  • Les Huddle
  • Rocky Killion
  • Jerry Krockover
  • Melissa Prochnau
  • Jen Shirley, Treasurer
  • Pam Smith, Vice President
  • Sarah Wassgren, Secretary
  Christine Isbell, Executive Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Charitable Status

In September 1985, the Foundation received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.  Our organization is recognized as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  We are further classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.  IRS Determination Letter (pdf)

Proud member of...

Indiana Association of Public Education Foundation (INAPEF)
And the National School Foundation Association (NSFA)