Our Founders

In 1996, the Founders listed below gave generously so that the Columbia Public Schools could begin its work. We are forever grateful to these individuals and businesses for leading the way.

Dr. and Mrs. Mark AdamsZack and Mona AjansDr. Muriel W. Battle
Eliot F. BattleLynnanne BaumgardnerTom Baumgardner
Jan BeckettWilson Beckett, M.D.Boone Electric Cooperative
Boone Hospital CenterDonna T. BuchertDr. Peter K. Buchert
Judy CarterRon CarterPaula Chapman
Larry Chapman, M.D.E.K. Chippendale, Ph.D.In Memory of Chris Churchill
Dr. and Mrs. Ken ClarkJennifer Clark, M.D. & Mr. Craig D. ClarkMr. and Mrs. Pete Clark
Terry and Patti CoffeltDr. and Mrs. Harris CooperAnn K. Covington
In Honor of Becky CoxGeorge CrawfordJohn and Laura Crouch
Dr. Jack J. CurtisMrs. Jack J. CurtisDeborah Daniels
Charlotte and Kenneth DeanDr. and Mrs. John DeSpainMax Dills
Yvette DillsDavid DuffyLinda Duffy
David DunafonJoy DunafonVicki Burton Dunscombe
Patricia EichJim and Judy ElliottBarbara Fairman
William FairmanElton and Nancy FayFirst National Bank
Hank and Shirley FisherDr. and Mrs. Michael FriedmanAnn Gafke
Roger GafkeBarry and Pam GainorGene and Pat Gerke
Larry and Jan GrossmanGTEJean Gurucharri
Vince GurucharriLinda L. HarlanTimothy C. Harlan
Jerry HarrisRobert J. Harris, M.D.Dr. Winston Harrison
Drs. John and Ann HarveyWayne and Carolyn HawksThe Heinkel Foundation
Larry HendrenPolly HendrenThomas Highland
Timothy Holekamp, M.D.David HolmesMr. and Mrs. George Jashnani
Ray and Karol JonesHoward KeisterJerry D. Kennett, M.D.
In Memory of Myra T. KopolowStan and Ann KroenkeMary A. Laffey
Gustav and Elaine LehrRobert and Sara LeMoneLenior Community
Raymond and Jeanne LewisGary and Mary LickliderGeorge and Mariel Liggett
Joe and Martha MachensJeffrey MacLellanRebecca MacLellan
Bob and Cheryl MartinNancy MaupinRobert Maupin
Fred and Martha McCabeRobert and Suzanne McDavidDoug Mehle
Lyn MehleJoan Foster MenserMike Menser
Michael and Nancy MetzlerDr. Brent MiedemaRenee Miedema
Mill Creek PTADr. and Mrs. David MoretonDavid Murphy
Gunilla MurphyDrs. Beverly and Jerry MurrellJim Offutt
Vickie ParkPeat MarwickJustin Perry
Kathy PerryPhilip PetersWalter L. Pfeffer, II
Lenard PolitteMary LuPolitteJoyce N. Porter
Kim PreskoDavid RawlingsKaren Rawlings
Jim ReedPolly ReedTimothy J. and Lisa Reed
Neil and Lynanne RileyScott and Sherry RobinsonDiane Rubenstein
Paul RubensteinLeonard SchefflerMary Scheffler
Dassel SchoengarthL.D. SchoengarthBill Schulz
Jolene SchulzW. Mike and Joni SeeRobert and Mary Ann Shaw
Shelter InsuranceRobert SilversSally Silvers
Patrick and Karen SmithRobert SmithStephen and Bea Smith
Dr. and Mrs. Christopher SouthwickRussell and Jeannie StarrMary W. Still
Russell C. StillJohn and Tommye StoltAndrea Stubler
Dan StublerGary and Patty StumbaughJon Sunvold
Tamara SunvoldCharles SwaneyRebecca Swaney
Jim SwearengenLinda SwearengenDr. and Mrs. Russell Thompson
Elaine ThompsonJohn ThompsonThe Todd Organization
Catharine TwittyJerry TwittyLaurie Twitty
James L. Rutter & Catherine Van Voorn, M.D.Wynn and Patricia VolkertDennis R. Walker
Robert L. WaltersSandra Wolsfeld WarnerRoger and Pat Wilson
Vicky Riback and Willy Wilson