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    Executive Director
    Mr. Charles Farris


    The mission of the Hickman Mills Educational Foundation is to ensure quality education by enlisting businesses and the public to help provide educational opportunities for students and staff.


    The Hickman Mills Educational Foundation was created during the 2000-2001 school year to raise, manage and distribute funds for educational programs that benefit students and staff of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District. The Foundation connects schools, businesses and community by inviting everyone to be stockholders in the educational process. The foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization.


    We cherish your support. We ask that businesses, homes associations and the general public provide donations to support the students of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District. Donations that are provided can be distributed per the donors request. Make donations by contacting Cheryl Farris, HMEF Secretary at sailorretired1@att.net or (816) 761-6667.

    HMEF Scholarship & Grant Program

    The Foundation distributes approximately $40,000 annually in incentive grants for teachers and staff of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District and scholarships for seniors from Ruskin High School (approximately $20,000 is allocated between the two distributions). The grants and scholarships have the possibilities of benefitting almost all students and well over 200 teachers and staff of the district.

    All scholarship and grant applications, forms and required information are due to the Hickman Mills Educational Foundation at the Administration Center by the second Friday in March. Programs and there processes begin on February 1st of each year. The Educational Foundation offers a creative and flexible opportunity to provide resources and support to the students and teachers of the Hickman Mills School District.


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Board of Directors

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    The Hickman Mills Educational Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors. The Board is an independent body composed of members of the school district and the community.

    Charles Farris
    Executive Director
    Cheryl Farris
    Cassandra Heard
    Shelli Copas
    George Flesher
    Member, Former School Board Member 
    Harry Ingels
    John Sharp
    Member, Former City Councilman, 6th Dist.
    Wakisha Briggs
    Member, School Board Member
    Peggy Walburn