McKinney Education Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees consisting of appointed McKinney citizens.


Our Mission

To inspire and assist McKinney ISD students and teachers toward excellence and make a difference in a child’s life through education.

I feel truly blessed to be a small part of this foundation. My ultimate goal is to make sure everyone in McKinney is aware of this resource provided to McKinney ISD. The McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) offers 3 irreplaceable opportunities to McKinney ISD that truly are inspiring. Volunteering on this Board has given me a unique insight to Classroom Grants awarded to our schools. They provide opportunities our students might not otherwise get, to dive deeper into education. The College Advisors at each of the High Schools are a one of a kind resource that students and parents can take advantage of as early as their freshman year! They stay up-to-date about information from colleges across the nation in order to help guide students and parents through the college admission process. Scholarships are what MEF is most known for – awards night is so special for our entire community as we celebrate all of the accomplishments the graduating Seniors have worked so hard for. Please help me reach my goal of spreading awareness about an organization that provides so many opportunities for our kids.
— Jennifer Potter, President, McKinney Education Foundation

This is us


President - Jennifer Potter

Immediate Past President - Denise Holthaus

Stephanie O'Dell

Brian Hazelwood

Ryan Pittman

Paul Merritt

Laura McManus

Joe Ellenburg

Kami Irvin

Kathryn Lewis

Rob Moore

Donna Loughmiller

Jennifer Irwin

John Rattan

Cassidi Roberts

Todd Weishaar

Carolyn Brooks

Kyle Carter

Ex-Officio Trustees

Rick McDaniel ED.D - MISD Superintendent

Curtis Rippee - MISD Board President

Bill Crump - MESA President

Emeritus Trustees

Pam Sexton

Lynn Sperry

John Valencia

Ira Dahlman