Thompson Education Foundation

  • Kim Akeley-Charron

    Field trips can deepen and enhance curriculum taught in the classroom.
    TEF Impact: TEF provides experience-based field trips for every 2nd and 4th grade student in TSD.

    Economically vulnerable students struggle to have necessary school supplies. 
    TEF Impact: TEF’s Help Kids Succeed program provides 1 in 10 TSD students with tools for success in the classroom.

    Over 700 TSD students are identified as homeless each year.
    TEF Impact: TEF raises funds to help homeless students overcome barriers that keep them out of school.

    Classroom grants close curriculum funding gaps for teachers to implement innovative learning experiences for students.
    TEF Impact: TEF has granted over $200,000 in classroom grant support to TSD schools since 1999.

    Music and art programs can make a lifelong difference in students’ lives.
    TEF Impact: TEF provides financial support to music and art programs in every TSD school.

    Post-secondary education is expensive and financial help can make a difference for students to move forward with plans.
    TEF Impact: Since 2015, TEF has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships.

    These are but a few of the Thompson School District activities and programs that students can enjoy more fully, thanks to Thompson Education Foundation (TEF). Established in 1989, TEF is a privately funded nonprofit organization led by a board of community leaders committed to exceptional educational experiences for the students of Thompson School District.

    On November 1, 2018, TEF will host Education is Everyone’s Business, an evening event to raise support for TEF and all of our programs. This signature event will be celebrated at Embassy Suites, Loveland, starting at 4:30 p.m., and will feature drinks, food, music and more while we all join together to support our students.

    During the school year, TEF will host two other fun events — the 11th annual Educator Appreciation Breakfast featuring the Educators of the Year award announcements on April 3, 2019, and the Loveland Classic 5K/10K on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

    Thompson Education Foundation is the community’s best answer to support student and educator opportunities in Thompson School District. To donate, volunteer or sign up for TEF’s newsletter, or to find out more about TEF, please e-mail You can find TEF online at

    Kim Akeley-Charron
    Executive Director