Waterford Foundation

The Waterford Foundation, established in 1984, is proud to proclaim it has an endowment just over $2,000,000. Foundation trustees, volunteers, sponsors, and patrons have raised or donated money for many worthy projects within Waterford School District.

The Foundation exists to promote and recognize excellence in teaching and learning. The trustees serve with no compensation or perks, receiving only the satisfaction of volunteer service. Funding supports teacher and student recognition events such as the grant program for Waterford School District Staff, Select Fifty for high school seniors, scholarships for high school seniors, and the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award and Reception.


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2024 School Grants Awarded

2023 Waterford Foundation Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Select Fifty Students!

Waterfored Mott Front Row Sitting (l to r): Molly Powell, Emma Paschke, Heidi Kleinschmidt, Kemora Hamilton, Ava Stach, Brooke Deacon, Crystal Nagai, Adriana Kallabat
Row 2 (l to r): Isabela Esquivel, Emily Quinn, Makyah Henderson, Biplav Kharel, Collin Rush, Counselor Mary Shelton, Principal Craig Blomquist
Row 3 (l to r): Jacob Martin, Logan Collick, Drew Harrison, Grant Petsch, Nathan Makulski, Nolan Lazuka, Brendan Lockhart, Alexei Cavali
Row 4 (l to r): Josh Bednarz, Chris Linwood, Alex White, Reilly Miller Photo

Waterford Kettering Front Row (l to r): Quinn Fritz, Rylie Yuhas, Mackenzie Grinnell, Rose Davis, Sidney Cummins, Serenity Norwood, Lady Ampofo, Anastasia Oresky, Abby Hayward
Row 2 (l to r): Counselor Ashley Hudson, Naomi Black, Cooper Cummins, Elizabeth Westermann, Thomas Knibbs, Blake Furman, Jack Michael, Principal Benjamin Harwood
Row 3 (l to r): Clayton Hughes, Devon McKervey, Brody Wargel, Brendan Gillette, Christopher Bowman, Jr., Carter Melonio, Olaf Gon
Row 4 (l to r): Zarek Zelinski, Nathan Carver, Cameron Swisher

Photos Courtesy of Unique Image

Golf Outing Honors Foundation Directors and Founding Fathers Ron Arnold & Tim Patterson

Waterford Foundation Annual Golf Outing


Presenting Sponsors

French & Associates

Barton Malow

Gold Sponsor

Vibe Credit Union

Silver Sponsor

McLaren Oakland

Bronze Sponsors

Dr. Jim & Lori Stepanski

Tom & Gail Wiseman

Michigan United Credit Union 



Supporting WSD

 Waterford Sweet Reads

Upcoming Events

  • 4 Jun.
    • Graduation
      Date: Jun 4
      Location: Oakland University O’Rena
      Calendar: District Calendar

Waterford Foundation for Public Education
P.O. Box 300681 
Waterford, MI  |  48330-0681

Board of Directors

Ron Arnold  send email
Email: reamsu@aol.com

Paul Coughlin  send email
Email: cplame@aol.com

Megan Dennis, Secretary  send email
Email: mdennis@mediation-omc.org

Margie Gobler, Treasurer  send email
Email: mgobler@sti-usa.com

Michelle Harness send email 
Email: mharness2012@gmail.com

John Himmelspach, President  send email
Email: jhimmelspach@comcast.net

Karen Laszlo  send email
Email: kmlaszlo@comcast.net

Mike Macy  send email
Email: mikemacy77@gmail.com

Kristin Olmedo  send email
Email: kolmedo@gracecentersofhope.org

Tim Patterson  send email
Email: tpatterson@boothpatterson.com

Ruth Schluchter  send email
Email: kstamom@aol.com

Sue Austin, Vice President  send email
Email: Sjaustin1@comcast.net

Lori Stepanski, Correspondence Secretary  send email
Email: lorijimstep@comcast.net

Thomas Wiseman  send email
Email: thomaswiseman51@gmail.com