Founded in 1999, the ROWVA Public School Foundation is governed by an all volunteer Board of Directors and is a non-profit, autonomous, tax-exempt organization (Sec. 501 (c) (3)) chartered by the state of Illinois. It is comprised of twelve community members at large. The Superintendent of Schools, a member of the teaching staff, a student council representative, and a member of the school board are four non-voting permanent members.

Board of Directors: 
Roger Holmes, President Mary Stiers, Vice President
Mark Compton, Treasurer Pat Turner, Secretary
Merris Hennenfent Sally Keener
Jamie Haynes Karlie Elliott Bowman
Jackie Palmer Genna Williams
Kevin Erickson

If you would like to get involved with the Foundation, either on a project basis or as a future member of the Board of Directors, please contact Pat Turner at (309) 368-4880 or patturner@otelmail.com.

Mission Statement

The ROWVA Public Schools Foundation supplements and enhances educational programs and the environment for the ROWVA Public Schools by creatively generating and dispersing necessary financial support.

Vision Statement

The ROWVA Public Schools Foundation will be a catalyst to inspire the following:

  • Our community to actively support education
  • Our teachers to creatively enhance learning experiences
  • Our children to create their own visions for life