The Five Star Education Foundation
The Five Star Education Foundation was formed in September 1985 by 10 dedicated citizens. The founding directors started with a $30,000 authorization loan from the district until the tax-exempt status was in place and the foundation could raise funds on their own. The goal – to raise money from the community to support educational activities that were outside the school district’s general fund budget. This support was provided by way of grants to teachers in the district to implement programs they created. The Articles of Incorporation for the School District 12 Education Foundation were filed with the State of Colorado Department of State on October 15, 1985 and the foundation distributed its first grants in September 1986. The foundation has been supporting the education of children in the Five Star schools ever since.
Foundation creators include: Wes Brown, Sinton Dairy; Lee Carlson, Carlson & Carlson Associates; Dr. Goeffrey Hoffman, North Washington Dental Group; Vi June, Editor, Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel; Jack Keever, President, Adams County Economic Development, Inc.; Gary Levine, Esq., Grant, McHendrie, Haines & Crouse; Sharon Proehl, President, Metro North Chamber of Commerce; Dr. D. J. Strickland, North Huron Medical-Dental Clinic; Jay Rust, District 12 Educators Association; Christine Sundberg, District 12 Board of Education; and Max Wiley, Intra West Bank of Northglenn.