Smithton R-VI School District


Smithton Area Foundation for Education

Dan Gertz
Vice President:
Frieda Basham
Jerry Fillinger
Jerry Fillinger

Board of Education Representative: Deborah Cairer

Trustees: Kevin Kroeger, Diedrick Kahrs, Pam Williams, Greg Wehrman, H. H. Luetjen, Hope Lecchi

The Smithton Area Foundation for Education is a not-for-profit corporation formed to assist in improving the educational opportunities of the Smithton community.

Purposes & Objectives
  • To promote financial resources for educational scholarships
  • To provide new and enhanced educational opportunities
  • To recognize excellence and educational contributions of students, staff, and residents of the Smithton School DistrictS
  • To provide funds for improvements
  • To purchase educational equipment and resources
  • To promote specialized training and instruction for students

SAFE can only fulfill its mission through the generous donations of our alumni and patrons. All donations, large or small, are appreciated and necessary for SAFE to continue providing educational opportunities to our students. The following levels of donations have been established to especially recognize our past and future supporters. The donation amounts are cumulative from year to year. Contributors at the various levels will be included on a plaque located in the school.

Black and Gold

$100 to $499


$500 to $999


$1,000 to $4,999


$5,000 to $9,999


$10,000 and over

The SAFE Board of Trustees expresses its appreciation to all our previous and current supporters. Donations may be mailed to Mr. Gerald L. Fillinger, Secretary/Treasurer, at 2430 Woodland Dr. Sedalia, MO 65301.

Who to Contact . . .
Any past or current member of the SAFE Board of Trustees can assist you or provide additional information. You may also contact the Superintendent’s office at 660-343-5316.

Lois Eichholz
Mike Fields
Gerald Fillinger
Jacie Gordon
Matt Green
Jesse Hamilton
Gerald Handock
Jeff Klein
Kevin Kroeger
Dan Nickell
Mary Pace
Gene Page
Mary Ann Thomas
Ralph Thomas
Karin McKenna (Vail)
Pam Williams
Ted Williams

Tax Deductions . . .

SAFE is recognized under the Internal Revenue Code as a not-for-profit organization and is exempt from federal income tax. Therefore, contributions to SAFE, less the value of items received as a result of the contribution, are tax deductible


How You Can Help . . .

Donate money or property for the establishment of endowments, grants, and scholarships

Contribute your time and talent to SAFE

Accomplishments . . .

SAFE currently sponsors selected Smithton students to attend the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference, NASA Advanced Space Camp, American Legion Boys’ State, and two scholarships annually to State Fair Community College.

SAFE also provides a venue for patrons to sponsor scholarships including:

Matt & Barbara Green Honorary
Glenna Griffin Honorary
William Perry Honorary
Troy Cooley Memorial
Shelby Kahrs Memorial
Nadine Moore Memorial
Greg Siegel Memorial
Robert Vail Memorial