Foundation Leadership

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors includes some of the finest leaders in Peoria who are devoted to investing in the success of the students in our public schools.

The Foundation office is located at Junction City 5901 N. Prospect Rd. Suite 14E, Peoria IL 61614.


Board of Directors

Ed Barry - Principal, Farnsworth Group

Ruth Bittner - VP of Finance, Riverfront Museum

Ray Kowalczyk- Educator, Illinois Central College

Eric LePine- Caterpillar 

Scott McCord- Financial Manager, Hurkes-McCord Financial Managment

Donna O'Day - Retired Peoria Public Schools Administrator and Educator

Mariah Smith - RHS Graduate and Engineer

Cathy Wiggers - Retired Peoria Public Schools Administrator 



Cathy Wiggers, Chairman
Ruth Bittner, Treasurer
Cindy Morris, President and Corporate Secretary

Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Superintendent of Schools
Dan Adler, Board of Education

Cindy R. Morris, President and Corporate Secretary Office: (309) 713-3608



Audrey Martinez, Administrative Director

Trish O'Shaughnessy, Community Engagement Coordinator (Horizons Club)


Charity Jeffs, Horizons Club Staff



Sarah Oakford, Adopt-A-School Coordinator Office: (309) 282.5270 ext. 48245



Peoria Public Schools Foundation Team

Meet the Foundation Team

Thursday, September 17, 2015


The financial statements of the Foundation for PPS are audited by an independent public accounting firm.  For more information contact Cindy Morris 309.713.3608. Click here for our most recent 990/2014. 

Charity Financial Ratios

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