The Okemos Education Foundation supports the Okemos Public School District through FINANCIAL GRANTS for educational and extracurricular expenses not covered by the district’s budget and by recognizing excellence through our various AWARDS programs. But we couldn’t do this without our donors…people just like YOU. THANK YOU!

Announcing the 2015 Okemos Education Foundation Award Recipients
Commitment to Excellence Award Recipients:
Ashley Andersen (Cornell, 2nd grade)
Kara Dokter (CMS, 7th)
Alison Evenson (CMS, Counselor)
Amy Petersburg (Cornell, Kindergarten)
Kris Schoen (Cornell, Kindergarten)

Special Recognition Award Recipients
The Media and Technology Team: Errin Chapman, Matthew Ethington, Ryan Lewis, Kathy Nicholas, Matt Ottinger, Drew Sartorius, and Kathy Shore

Volunteer Service Award
Tammy Deppong

Please help the Okemos Education Foundation honor these recipients and celebrate educational excellence in Okemos at the annual OEF Awards Banquet on November 19th at MSU's Kellogg Center.

OEF...By the numbers


Grants approved in 2014-15.


$$ approved by the OEF for grants and student clubs in 2014-15.


Number of clubs and student organizations funded by the OEF in 2014-15.


# of students participating in OEF-funded clubs and student organizations.


Percentage of Okemos schools receiving funding from the OEF each year.


$$ spent on salaries. The OEF is run by an all-volunteer board.

APPLE   Awards

APPLE Awards  recognize an Amazing Performance in Promoting Learning and Excellence. It’s a nice way to honor any of the many amazing people in our school district who make your student’s education a special one.

Commitment to Excellence Award

The Commitment to Excellence Award honors educators and administrators who inspire, motivate, promote the welfare of students, implement innovative ideas, and provide leadership.

Special Recognition Award

The Special Recognition Award honors support staff who embody a commitment to excellence and have made a significant positive impact on students, staff and/or the school community.

Volunteer Service Award

The Volunteer Service Award  honors individuals who have made a significant impact on students, staff, and/or the school community through their extraordinary volunteer service.


Founders Award

The Dan C. Wertz Founder's Award is presented to an individual or business that has demonstrated a commitment to quality in education through its generous financial support of the Okemos Education Foundation.

Alumni Award

The Alumni Award honors an alumnus of Okemos Public Schools who demonstrates exceptional dedication and achievement as well as

humanitarian contributions.

We can't do it without youThank you to our major business partners


Dr. Hina Shah, DDS    Mid-Michigan Oral Surgery, Dr.s Mark Beckman and Vince Benivegna

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Our Awesome Donors

Thank you for supporting Okemos students
Emerald Donor
The Deits Family
Platinum Donor
Tracey & Bryan Holland
Gold Donors
Catherine J. Ash     Chris Buck & Martha Hentz     Chuck & Karen Canestraight     Michael & Lan Chen     Lisa Crites     Jean Davis     Terry & Beth Grimm     Nancy Herta     Dr.s Laurie & Tomas Hult      The Matusz Family     Dr. Narendra & Mrs. Harsha Patel     Mary Rhodes     Mark & Tena Sinila     JoAnne Sorlie & Subhash Gupta     Patricia Trelstad     Mark Voit & Megan Donahue     Howard J. Weyers     Steve & Marna Wilson
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