Our Mission

The Waukesha Education Foundation utilizes community resources to provide grants for the educational enrichment of the students in the Waukesha School District, fostering quality and innovative learning and ensuring a strong foundation for the future of our community.

Our Board Members

Our volunteer board meets monthly, providing leadership to raise funds and award grants. The Board is made up of a broad mix of community members, parents and educators, serving three-year terms that are once-renewable. The service of these special individuals is most appreciated and is of great benefit to the growth of the Waukesha Education Foundation.

Here are the Board Members currently serving: 

Gene Shoemaker (Chair)
Melissa Baxter
Kim Hastings
Mark Ziegler (Vice Chair)
Robert Bennett
Eric Huemmer
Ann Pascavis (Treasurer)
Joseph Como, Jr.
Ron Jahnke
Diane Voit (Recording Secretary)
Steve Crandell
Crystal Kenitzer

Kimberly Dove
Allen La Conte

Kathleen Gardner
Brian Running
  Todd Gray
Mark Ziegler


Advisory members of the board serve as liaisons to their respective organizations.

David Schultz
Waukesha County Community
Barbara Brzenk
Waukesha Board of
Ryan Krohn
SDW - Asst. Superintendent of
Curriculum & Instruction
Kathy Runte (Past Chair)

Cathy Atkinson
EAW President

Our Logo

Our logo and color scheme, along with major portions of our initial marketing materials, were created by the talented students in Art Seminar at Waukesha South High School.