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“I am a proud PHS graduate and was honored to receive a USD 368 Endowment Scholarship which helped me on my path to receiving my Elementary Education degree.

It is an honor to teach in my hometown, and it is my desire to provide the encouragement and direction to my students that so man of my teachers provided to me”


Callie Smail
Cottonwood Elementary
Former Kindergarten Teacher




The USD 368 Endowment Association, Inc. provides an ideal opportunity for alumni, parents, community businesses, and other supporters of our schools to make good things happen in education.


Recognizing that public education continues to be the fundamental responsibility and obligation of the public, it is the mission of the USD 368 Endowment Association, Inc. to secure and prudently manage private funds in order to foster, stimulate, and enhance educational opportunities for the students of USD 368.  We do that by generating and guiding philanthropic resources through personal and corporate contributions, planned giving, and events.  


The USD 368 Endowment Association, created in 1983, was the first incorporated public school district endowment association in Kansas, organized as a not-for-profit organization that promotes and solicits tax-free contributions from friends, alumni, and concerned citizens.  The Endowment Association conducts business according to by-laws and is governed by a board of directors comprised of community members.