Affton Education Foundation

Founded in 2005, the Affton Education Foundation is in its 14th year of operation. Its original mission continues to be its guide - to improve and enhance educational opportunities and resources for all children enrolled in the Affton School District, and for the teachers who support them. Key to this mission is providing additional classroom resources and inspiring students to not only attend college, but their first choice colleges.

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Address: 8309 Mackenzie Road
Saint Louis, MO 63123
Phone Number: 314-633-0012
Funded by the annual Hall of Fame Gala and other gifts, each year the Foundation provides over twenty grants for classroom enrichment to teachers at all grade levels, Pre-K through 12. To date more than $281,000 has been awarded through this program in the form of 322 classroom grants. As part of the Teacher Grant Program, AEF encourages Affton High School students to sit for College Board Advanced Placement exams by offering AP exam fee cost reduction. This support was a key factor in Affton being named one of eight Missouri districts on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

Initially funded through a matching challenge grant from William ('63) & Nancy ('65) Thompson, AEF's endowment fund has grown to in excess of $1.7 million. Its income, supplemented by other gifts, is used to award up to six renewable $2,500 college scholarships each year to qualifying Affton High School graduates. In addition, we offer up to four $2,500 interest-free loans to AHS graduates each year.

AEF lends its support to generous alumni in providing three additional scholarships annually: The Coach Don Kuhn Endowed Scholarship to Westminster College funded by Kent & Judith Mueller; The Rickli Family Endowed Scholarship to Truman State University funded by Ken Rickli; and the Jim Hoots Memorial Scholarship funded by the family and friends of Jim Hoots.

Every year the Foundation sponsors a series of overnight visits to a variety of Midwest colleges and universities. Attended annually by approximately 80 Affton juniors and seniors, the trips serve to educate our students as to their various post-secondary options and to provide an opportunity that many might not otherwise be able to experience.