Message from the Kyrene Foundation Board President

The Kyrene Foundation, in partnership with the Kyrene School District, is a tremendous resource to our educational community.  The Kyrene Foundation partners with local businesses, non-profit organizations, and community supporters to provide essential assistance to our students, educators, families and staff.

Our key initiatives align with the following focus areas:

  • Partnership with school administration to bring opportunities, including outreach services, prevention initiatives, leadership and volunteer programs, which positively impact school-wide culture and climate.
  • Kyrene Family Resource Center which provides including medical, dental, food, clothing and family crisis assistance
  • Student Scholarships for extra-curricular and student enrichment programs such as sports, arts, and academic support
  • Educational grants, new teacher gift cards and recognition awards for staff and students

There are many exciting events and opportunities to assist the Foundation in the 2015-2016 school year! I look forward to seeing you at our signature events this year including the Kyrene Classic Softball Tournament, the Taste of Kyrene, and the Kyrene Golf Classic.

The Foundation is excited to announce a new yearly Principal’s grant ($5K) which was awarded to Centennial Middle School to support innovative projects at the school.  The Kyrene Foundation exists due to the wonderful support of the Kyrene community.  Thank you so much for your support and enjoy an exciting school year!


Kelly Katsiris,

Board President

Interested in becoming a foundation board member?

The Kyrene Foundation Board of Directors’ positions are all volunteer, unpaid positions. The general expectations listed below are intended to promote and support a collaborative and responsive platform to enhance the Board’s effectiveness.

Kyrene Foundation Board Member Expectations:

  • Show a passionate commitment to the best public education for all students in the Kyrene School District
  • Understand and apply the Board Norms
  • Volunteer for and/or attend a reasonable number of Foundation events
  • Lead or champion a particular Foundation event or initiative
  • Purchase and distribute tickets to Foundation events
  • Cultivate existing sponsorships and partnerships and generate new ones
  • Recruit and foster new volunteers and potential board members
  • Represent a broad base of contacts in one or more sectors of the community; i.e. banking, real estate, major businesses, education, finance, entertainment, etc.
  • Raise awareness and promote the mission of the Kyrene Foundation

Become a Foundation Board Member: Application

Interested in becoming a Sub-Committee Member?

Sub-Committee Member Eligibility Criteria:

Participating in a Sub-Committee allows you to focus on just one area of interest. It is a great way to get involved with the Board without committing to the time and other responsibilities. Sub-Committee members of the Kyrene Foundation should have the following characteristics:

  • Passionate commitment to the best public education for all students in the Kyrene School District
  • Active, involved school or community member
  • Assertive, highly motivated and self-confident
  • Raise awareness and promote the mission of the Kyrene Foundation

Taste of Kyrene sub-committee:
Golf Classic sub-committee:
Resource Action Committee: