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Our Story


The purpose of Union Schools Education Foundation is to unite our community and cultivate resources to advance the district mission of 100% graduation college and career ready.

About USEF...

Established in 1991 by devoted parents and administrators, the Union Schools Education Foundation (USEF) has been a driving force in supporting Union Public Schools' vision of 100% Graduation, College, and Career Readiness. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, USEF has grown into one of the state's largest and most successful school foundations in the state of Oklahoma, enhancing the lives of thousands of students.

Mission and Evolution: USEF's core mission is to empower and uplift the students and educators of Union Public Schools, enabling them to reach new heights of academic excellence and innovation. From its humble beginnings to becoming a leading example of what Oklahoma's public school foundations can achieve, the foundation owes its success to the dedication of its trustees and generous supporters.

Programs and Impact: The impact of USEF's initiatives extends far and wide, touching the lives of students and educators alike. In partnership with our generous supporters, the foundation contributes over $500,000 annually, supporting various programs and resources. Some of these initiatives include:

  1. Educator Grants: Funding innovative classroom projects, USEF empowers teachers to create engaging learning experiences that inspire their students' imaginations.

  2. UHS College and Career Center: At Union High School, the College and Career Center equips students with invaluable resources and guidance, ensuring they are well-prepared for their future endeavors.

  3. Pre-K Transition Camp: Preparing our youngest scholars for a successful transition to pre-kindergarten, this program fosters a positive early learning experience.

  4. Real-World Experiences: BizTown provides students with hands-on experience in real-life scenarios, preparing them for the challenges of the professional world.

  5. Union Special Olympics: Inclusivity and empowerment come together in this program, allowing students with special needs to showcase their talents and abilities.

  6. For the Girls: Addressing an essential need, this program ensures that female students facing poverty have consistent access to feminine products through school nurses.

Diversity and Inclusion: Union Public Schools is a minority-majority district, reflecting a community where 72% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch. USEF recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusivity in education, advocating for equal opportunities for every student, regardless of their background.

A Vision for Success: With a deep-rooted commitment to removing barriers to success, USEF's vision extends beyond the present. The foundation envisions a future where all students have equal access to quality education, enabling them to thrive in their academic journey and beyond.

About USEF

Dedication. Commitment. Passion.

USEF Board of Trustees

The Union Schools Education Foundation Board is composed of dedicated parents, community volunteers, and Union administrators who support the mission of 100% Graduation.


Each board member makes a commitment to actively serve on various committees for a three-year term, and they may be reappointed for additional terms.

The Executive Director administers the daily activities and business of the Foundation, including fundraising efforts, assisting board members, managing volunteers and working with district educators to enhance a broad range of projects aimed at enriching the Union Public Schools educational experience.

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