Welcome to Raytown Educational Foundation

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    Established in 1992, the Raytown Educational Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing grants, scholarships, programs and recognition to students and staff in Raytown Quality Schools. The foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of patrons, educators, parents, business and community leaders. The Board of Trustees volunteer their time, talents and resources to serve Raytown Quality Schools.

    The Raytown Educational Foundation’s mission is to support unique programs that enhance the tradition of excellence in Raytown Quality Schools.

    Raytown Quality Schools’ students will have opportunities and experiences that prepare them to be contributing members of the community.


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  • Run a 5k Your Way - 2020 Virtual Run for Excellence 


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    Save the Dates: October 11 - 17, 2020

    RUN info right here!

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  • Thanks a "Latte" to RNEA


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    Thank you to Raytown NEA for their generous donation to REF. NEA members presented checks to REF, REAP, and Raytown Summer Lunch Ministry using unspent travel funds due to COVID19. The check was delivered by Marie Tracy, RNEA President, at a safe distance, at Cuento's Coffee in Raytown. Thanks a "latte" RNEA!

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  • The Foundation and Raytown School District Statement Addressing Current Events in the Nation


    The Raytown Educational Foundation joins the school district's statement regarding current events in our nation.  We have been deeply impacted by the recent tragic murders and the call to action ignited by the loss of those individuals and all of the precious lives of the marginalized citizens in our communities.  REF stands with the school district's actions to continue to make our voices heard in addressing policies and practices that perpetuate racism.  To view the school district's statement, visit Raytown Quality Schools.

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  • 2020 REF Scholarship Recipients

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    We are so proud of our graduates, their accomplishments,
    and the hope that they hold for our future.

    Meet REF Scholarship Recipients

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    10750 E 350 Highway
    Raytown, MO 64138

    Martha Cockerell
    Executive Director

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    Gerald & Ann Verlinden

    Martha & Rich Cockerell 

    Kim & Kevin Bielawski

    Linda & Mike Gerding

    Mary & Wayne Oyler

    Pam & Phil Schweisberger