Rogers Public Education Foundation


The Rogers Public Education Foundation promotes and enhances the quality of education in our community by collecting and distributing money for worthwhile academic programs -- programs that would not normally be funded through conventional means.  The foundation also recognizes and rewards the achievements of students and teachers in the Rogers School District. 

Please consider becoming a part of this important effort to support education in our community!

Rogers Public Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1021
Rogers, AR 72757

Check out our latest e-Newletters!
September 2017:
June 2017:

GGG - 2017


The annual Give-Grant-Grow Program is your opportunity to support children in our Rogers Public Schools. When you GIVE to this campaign, you are making a difference as Rogers continues to expand, and you are giving our students an advantage as they GROW to be contributing members of society. 

By supporting the RPEF, you are supporting the development of a well-educated work force, and showing  that you care about excellent public schools. 
 Please consider helping the RPEF with a tax-deductible donation.  Your contribution ensures that we can continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities for our public school children.  

There are levels of support for individuals as well as opportunities to become our Corporate Partner.  Thanks in advance for your much-needed support! Learn more at:

Donate to the RPEF


7th Annual Wall of Distinction Banquet

We're excited to announce the 2018 Wall of Distinction Honorees! This special honor will go to Billy Cotton, decades long youth baseball coach and mentor; Jenny Harmon, long time community innovator and benefactor; Jennie Bea Rehl, retired educator and administrator; and Angie Tucker-Ridley, successful Rogers alumna and former RPEF leader.

Contact us at to get involved! 

Billy Cotton  Jenny Harmon  Jennie Bea Rehl  Angie Tucker-Ridley


The Rogers Public Education Foundation welcomes the community to nominate alumni, retired staff, or school supporters to be added to our Wall of Distinction.

View the 2018 Wall of Distinction Flyer

2018 Sponsorship Information

Merwin Grant Awarded --
"Learning Starts on the Feet - Not the Seat"

On March 1, the Rogers Public Education Foundation awarded the second grant 
funded by a special bequeathment of local outdoors enthusiast George Merwin.  Deb Walter, Mark Morley, and JD Gunnell of Rogers New Technology High, submitted the selected grant application entitled, "Learning Starts on the Feet - Not the Seat."  Walter, Morley and Gunnell were awarded $30,000 through this second Merwin Grant to be used for outdoor education gear and equipment.  Congratulations!

The RPEF welcomes others to consider the Foundation in their estate planning or to honor someone with a love for education and children.  Thanks for your consideration!

George Merwin
George and Norrie Merwin


The RPEF would like to thank the following for their generous support:

Tyson Foods


Rogers Noon Rotary & Dr. Janie Darr
​For generously donating funds for the Frank Tillery Outdoor Garden

The Soderquist Family Foundation

Gift in the amount of $10,000 for 2017



How You Can Help?

  • Donate to the RPEF
  • Volunteer to serve on our Board -- let us know if you are interested
  • Volunteer to help with one of our events
  • Rogers School District employees -- you can donate to the RPEF through payroll deduction

We deeply appreciate and depend on your loyal support!  Thank you.

 Click Here to Donate Online


 The RPEF is a non-profit corporation as defined in Section 501 (c)(3)  of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contributions are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Federal ID#: 62-1682451


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Foundation Board Members
Amy CallahanCollective Bias; President, RPEF                                                                    
Gaven Smith; JB Hunt
Vice President, RPEF                                                                                        
Jim Keith
Cooper Realty Investments, Inc.; Treasurer, RPEF

Dr. Marlin Berry (Ex officio): Superintendent
Sara Bolek
Sarah BoyerDreamworks Animation
Katy Buck; Community Volunteer 
Carlos Chicas
 (Ex officio); 
Rogers Public Schools 
Erin Campbell
JB Hunt 
Linley Dust: Pepsico
Kelli Gemmell; 
Milestone Construction Company 
Rachel Harris
Farmhouse Cupboard 
Paul Hively
Laurel Jackson
Innovative Designs
Diana Kolman; Community Volunteer  
Jessica Kolman
Spa 810 
Mitch Lockhart (Ex officio); Wells Fargo Advisors
Ashley Kelley Siwiec
 (Ex officio); Rogers Public Schools 
Laura Wilson
Shawn Wright; Community Volunteer 

Karyn Tecle
Development & Outreach Manager, RPEF
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