About Us

The Hamilton Education Foundation (HEF) is a nonprofit organization established in June 1991 by friends and supporters of the Hamilton School District for the purpose of generating financial support for programs and projects that enhance, extend and enrich educational opportunities offered to the students in the Hamilton School District community.

With the generous backing and support of individuals, businesses and organizations, the Foundation has funded more than $1.7 million projects and programs that offer exciting and challenging opportunities. They include educational, cultural and academic achievement grants for students, enrichment workshops or seminars, projects that promote involvement with the community and recognition for special accomplishments.

Our Vision

The vision of the Hamilton Education Foundation is to assist in achieving creative and academic excellence for the 21st Century through funding activities and projects for students and educators in the Hamilton School District.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Hamilton Education Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the community, to fund enhanced, extended and enriched learning opportunities for students and educators in the Hamilton School District.

Board of Trustees

  • Co-Executive Director: Kristen Kidd

  • Co-Executive Director: Julie Carpenter

  • Chair: Scott Wellens

  • Vice Chair: Dan Muehlenbach

  • Treasurer: Tom Seiler

  • Secretary: Ken Ezrow

  • School District Liaison: Paul Mielke, Ph.D.


  • Fritz Kidd

  • Kirk Langenkamp

  • Tom Seiler

  • Greg Treichel

  • Sandi Blackwell

  • Sarah Viera

  • Kristin Licklider

  • Jessica Morrissey

  • Joel Herriges