The Foundation for CLASS, Inc.

Our Mission

The mission of The Foundation for CLASS, Inc. is to promote charitable giving to help provide for the needs of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities in southeast Kansas, resulting in their living healthier and more productive lifestyles and achieving greater inclusion and acceptance in their community.

Our Purpose

The purpose of The Foundation for CLASS, Inc. is to be a source to facilitate charitable giving, identify additional resources, and provide a system for application and distribution of gifts and grants to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  The Foundation for CLASS, Inc. may also help support specific CLASS LTD  projects and programs to enhance services and provide for the service needs of Southeast Kansans with disabilities.

Our Vision

The vision of The Foundation for CLASS, Inc. is that everyone understands the importance of, is committed to, and does their part toward providing for the needs of Southeast Kansans with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Board of Trustees

A volunteer Board of Trustees guides the growth, direction, and management of The Foundation.  These invidiuals are knowledgeable in a variety of areas, have diverse professional expertise, and have demonstrated leadership attributes.


Mary Burke, President
Dave Touchton, Vice President
Don Wilkinson, Treasurer
Jan Bolin, Secretary

Other Trustees

Tawnya Bach               Debbie Jones
George Barberich         Verna Smith
Donita Barone              Scott Strycker
Tom Hardy                   Ben Wilsey
Lynn Hartley                    

For Additional Information Contact

The Foundation for CLASS, Inc.
PO Box 266, 1200 Merle Evans Drive
Columbus, KS 66725
620-429-1212   620-429-8724 (fax)
Toll Free: 800-479-0259

Donations to the Foundation for CLASS, Inc. are tax deductible gifts to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.



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