Endow Celebration of Excellence

Each year, we honor those who do the day-to-day work in our schools, caring for our children and ensuring academic excellence as a host of the Celebration of Excellence. Finalists and winners all receive prizes and a cash award. Please help us endow this recognition for teachers and support staff for years to come!  

Watch the videos from past Teacher, Support and Rookie of the Year on our YouTube page.


5-year Goal: $200,000 (for all three awards)

Raised to Date:  $55,000


  • Friend: $500 Name listed
  • Bronze: $1,000 Name prominently listed
  • Silver: $2,500 Name listed and an invitation to Celebration of Excellence
  • Gold: $5,000 Name listed, invitation to Celebration of Excellence and special recognition at the Celebration of Excellence
  • Platinum: $10,000 Name listed, invitation to Celebration of Excellence, special recognition at the Celebration of Excellence and digital recognition on celebration wall
  • Founding Donor for Teacher of the Year (Support Staff of the Year or Rookie Teacher of the Year already secured at this level): $20,000 All of the above and name prominently listed as a founding donor and opportunity to name the fund in memory or honor of someone.  (Support Staff of the Year or Rookie Teacher of the Year already secured at this level)


Celebration of Excellence Founding Donors

Bret and Nancy Towne

DeSpain Family in honor of Kathi DeSpain



Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce in honor of Bret Towne  



Boston Family  



Bryan & Erika Evans

Kyle & Shirley Combs

Ron & Beth Decker

Patrick & Debbie Murnan

Brad and Julie Reeser

Bob & Lynne Rowley  



Darrell & Marti Davis 

Bruce & Anissa Chadick

Trey & Mikki Cole

Brad & Julie Reeser

Rusty & Ruthie Riggs

Ryan & Sara Walker

Brian & Julie Woodard

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