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The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation was founded fifteen years ago to provide a way for private individuals and businesses to support excellence in the public education system. We work to understand the challenges and opportunities facing public schools and communicate those needs to the community.

The Schools Foundation is a registered 501(c) 3 with the IRS and State of Oregon. All donations are tax deductible. Our offices are located in the 509J Administration Building, 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333. The office phone number is 541-757-5857.

We are governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees with a strong belief in the value of public school education in Corvallis. The Board is comprised of a diverse group with a broad range of expertise and includes members of the business community and parents.

In addition to our district-wide fundraising initiatives, we serve as a trusted partner in fundraising for all Corvallis public schools and school sponsored programs. Our organizational values include transparency, integrity, public trust, team work and community.


Carla Callahan, Accounting Associate

Carla Callahan
Accounting Associate

Brenda VanDevelder, Executive Director

Brenda Downum-VanDevelder
Executive Director

2014-15 Officers and Directors

Karen MacEwan, Chair
Bill Humphreys, Jr., Treasurer
Alesia Duncombe, Secretary
Tom Brookes
Annette Clovis
Judy Corwin
Aaron Escobar
Elizabeth French
Julie Gardner
Joel Howe
Lisa Langeliers
Dina Lindquist
Dee Mooney
Scott Spiegelberg

Ex Officio
Dr. Erin Prince, Superintendent
Bill Kemper, Corvallis School Board