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Dave Crum

Executive Director, GFPSF

Phone: (406) 268-7340

Lyndsay Lettre

Administrative Assistant, GFPSF

Phone: (406) 268-7401



1100 4th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405

  • Brian Loucks, Chairman
  •   Loucks & Glassley LLC
  • Linda Caricaburu, Vice-Chairman
  •   Parent
  • Jerry Lehman, Treasurer
  •   JCCS Accounting
  • Bethann McGregor, Secretary
  •   Parent
  • Bill Johnstone, Immediate Past President
  •   D.A. Davidson
Board Members
  • Drew Blewett
  •   Attorney
  • Karen Brandvold
  •   Parent/ Davidson Companies
  • Tim Culliton
  •   Pacific Steel & Recycling
  • Terri Dahl
  •   Teacher - CMR HS
  • Andrew Davidson
  •   Davidson Companies
  • Al Getten
  •   Retired Teacher
  • Jeff Gray
  •   GFPS Trustee
  • Kyle Herda
  •   First Interstate Bank
  • Gerry Jennings
  •   Grandparent
  • Bjarne Johnson
  •   Attorney
  • Laurie Kessner
  •   Teacher - GF HS
  • Anne Martinez
  •   Parent
  • Stu Nicholson
  •   Grandparent
  • Leslie Oakland
  •   City Motors
  • Terry Olinger
  •   Benefis Health Systems
  • Doug Sexe
  •   RBC Capital Markets
  • Mick Taleff
  •   Attorney
  • Tammy Lacey-Superintendent
  •   Ex Officio


Recent News & Activities

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Discovery Grant Applications for 2015 -16 School Year are Now Open


GFPS Foundation’s Discovery Grants Program is aimed at encouraging innovative and creative projects in Great Falls Public Schools. The program provides opportunities for students to learn in new environments, experience creative teaching methods, participate in out of school experiences, or have new equipment that will provide enrichment and support. Great Falls Public Schools employees can submit applications for funding ranging from $500 to $3000. The Foundation has $50,000 available to award. The application is available here.

The Discovery Grant application and funding timetable for the 2015-16 school years is:

  •          Online applications will be accepted beginning December 15, 2014
  •          Online applications will close on February 22, 2015
  •          Grant Recipients will be notified March 23, 2015
  •          Funding will be available April 13, 2015

If you have any questions regarding the online application process, please contact Lyndsay Lettre at 268-7401 or at foundation@gfps.k12.mt.us. If you have any questions about Discovery Grants, please contact Dave Crum at 268-7340 or at dave_crum@gfps.k12.mt.us.


2014 Truck Raffle Update


Summer Read Six Impacting the Community

The GFPS Foundation's Discovery Grants Program is proud to support the Summer Read Six Program. Offering books to read during the summer, this program is making an impact on literacy for the kids in the Great Falls community. 

For more information please click the link below.

Great Falls Tribune


Win This Truck Too!

The Great Falls Public Schools Foundation will again sponsor a truck raffle fundraiser.  City Motor Company will once more donate the truck; a 2015 “Red” Toyota Tacoma.  Any public school organization is welcome to partner with the Foundation on this extremely successful fundraiser.


Raffle tickets will sell for $10 and all school organizations that sell tickets will receive 60% of the sale and the Foundation will receive 40%.  Therefore, 100% of the ticket sales support education for public school students in Great Falls. 


Ticket sales start on July 21, 2014 and the winner will be drawn at half-time of the CMR vs GFH Crosstown football game on October 31.  The Foundation has secured a booth at the Montana State Fair July 25 – August 2 where a different organization will sell tickets each day.   

If you would like to participate or have questions contact:

Dave Crum, Executive Director

268-7340 (O)




Discovery Grants Making a Difference

The Discovery Grants Project places money in the hands of classroom teachers and GFPS employees, empowering them to take action on their great ideas. The GFPS Foundation has awarded $55,177 in Discovery Grants to support 28 projects for the 2014-15 school year. Since the Discovery Grants program began in 2011, the Foundation has provided more than $198,780 to 93 projects. The projects have served approximately 11,600 students in the GFPS District.


CMR Teacher, Jodi Koterba, Receives Chamber of Commerce Award for Her Work With Ag Students

Koterba and her FFA students raised close to $5500 through the GFPS Foundation's Toyota Truck Raffle. The money was used to send students to their National Conference. Koterba's work with her students and the Chamber award she received were featured on the January 22, 2014 Editorial page of the Great Falls Tribune. Click Here to read the editorial.