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!
June 2017:
March 2017:


Join us for the first ever Rogers Public Education Foundation Golf Tournament! 

Golf Tournament Info



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


6th Annual Wall of Distinction Banquet

What a wonderful evening honoring four outstanding individuals (Bob Crafton, Dr. Janie Darr, Bonnie Grimes, and David Cauldwell)! Thank you to everyone who came to the 6th Annual Wall of Distinction banquet on April 20th.

We're excited to announce we raised $18,797 during the Dollars for Scholars portion of the banquet! The generous support from all who attended will make a huge impact and benefit so many teachers and students in the Rogers School District.

Thank you again to all of our sponsors for supporting the RPEF and joining our efforts to enrich education in our community!



Crafton Tull

High Honors
First Baptist Church Rogers
Milestone Construction



Anderson Electric & Plumbing Supply
Bennett Packaging
Wayne & Diane Callahan
Collective Bias
First National Bank
First Western Bank
Joye & Gene Kelley
Major Saver
Matthews, Campbells, Rhoads, McClure,Thompson, PA
Mercy Northwest Arkansas
Regions Bank
United Bank
Stribling, Inc.


Dr. Marlin & Judy Berry
Boozman-Hof Eye Clinic
Andrew & Sarah Bower
Casey's General Store
Citizens Bank
Dr. Janie Darr
First Security
Rep. Jana Della Rosa
Hatfield Harris, PLLC
John Brown University - Rogers Center
Legacy National Bank
MOjO Marketing
Portfolio Realty
Thrasher and Chambers
Treehouse Sales and Solutions
Zero Mountain
Eric & Elda Scott
Mitch & Valerie Lockhart 
Chris & Paige Sultemeier

Media Sponsor



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


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


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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