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About Kathryn S. McLeod (1926-2019)

Kathryn, or “Kay” as she was known by her friends, was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to Phillip H. and Emalie (Illers) Steck. Kathryn graduated from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in 1948 with degrees in physical education and art. While at SEMO, Kathryn was active in the Womens’ Athletic Union, CLIO […]

CPSF announces $1 million gift

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) announced today the largest gift in its 25-year history, a donation of $1 million from the estate of former CPS teacher Kathryn “Kay” McLeod. The $1 million gift will give the Foundation the opportunity to double their efforts in providing grants to teachers and students in the Columbia Public […]

CPSF donates 100,000 masks for students

The Columbia Public Schools Foundation (CPSF) donated $14,000 to support the purchase of child-sized disposable masks for students at Columbia Public Schools (CPS). The donation allows the district to purchase 100,000 child-size masks for students. The masks will be distributed to CPS buildings by the district. “The Foundation is proud to be able to provide […]