The Waukee Community School District has more than 1,200 employees.

WCS Foundation


Foundation History

The Waukee Schools Foundation was formed in 1996.

Foundation Mission

  • To support the Waukee Community School District by building an endowment to fund college scholarships for Waukee graduates.
  • To provide professional development assistance for the Waukee School faculty and staff, and development, procurement and enhancement of programs and facilities.
  • To provide a focal point for alumni, students, and friends of Waukee Community Schools seeking to enhance the educational and community services available in our district.
  • To provide the opportunity to make tax-deductible contributions, memorial gifts, and other donations in recognition and support of the Waukee Community Schools.
  • To promote and support the educational programs of the Waukee Community Schools in their pursuit of excellence.

Foundation Gala Dinner & Auction

The Waukee Community School Foundation’s primary fundraiser is an annual dinner and auction. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1996, this relaxed, fun event has raised $20,000 upwards to $55,000 annually. The evening begins with a social hour and bidding on dozens of items donated by local businesses and individuals for the silent auction, with a spirited live auction following dinner. More than 400 community members attend this event each year.


Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has contributed more than $325,000 at the district and building levels. Applicants should email completed grant applications to and cc the building principal in the email.

WCFS Grant (PDF)
WCFS Grant Scorecard (PDF)

Waukee Foundation Board Members

Cindi McDonald Deb Bell Kerri Smith
Bridget Fryar, President Becky Bussanmas Joe Milnes
Will Petersen, Vice President Wendy Liskey Alexis Slade
Tony Rogers, Yreasurer Shawn Crouse
Michelle Everitt, Secretary Marcus Jensen
Pat Nehls Mark Wiltse


560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701