Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation

SAVE THE DATE: August 10 (T.G.I.F.)

The Auburn-Washburn Foundation is hosting the third annual "Back to School Blues 'n' BBQ" event.

Where: The Foundry (400 SW 33rd St, Topeka, KS) (plenty of free parking)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM (come whenever you'd like)
Food: Big Boyz BBQ (eat at whatever time you would like)
Drinks: Soft drinks and water included. Cash bar which includes beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
Dress: Summer casual
Music: Live music from Topeka's own Cleveland Blue band.

The Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation is made-up of of parents, community members, and district staff who work together to provide alternative means to enhance, enrich, and expand education programs, which are unavailable via conventional funding, for Auburn-Washburn students.

Board of Directors

  • Angela Davis, President
  • Alex Reilly, Secretary
  • Russ Petty, Treasurer
  • Steven Ballou
  • Keith Blackburn
  • Evan Bounous
  • Joy Glynn
  • April Kelsey
  • Sherryl Longhofer
  • Ken Morse
  • Betsy Scott
  • Chuck Cordt, Executive Director (ex-officio)
  • Jacquie Lightcap, BOE Representative (ex-officio)
  • Dr. Scott McWilliams, Superintendent (ex-officio)
  • Martin Weishaar, Administrative Director (ex-officio)

Auburn-Washburn Foundation Board of Directors

Seated from left is Joy Glynn, Betsy Scott, Angela Davis, Sherryl Longhofer, and Alex Reilly.
Standing from left is April Kelsey, Steve Ballou, Keith Blackburn, Chuck Cordt, Ken Morse, Jacquie Lightcap, and Scott McWilliams.

Foundation videos

Message from the Executive Director

I am honored to serve as the Executive Director of the Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation. USD 437 has an outstanding reputation not only for academics, but also for the arts and extracurricular activities which mold each student into a well-rounded person.

I was born and raised in Leavenworth, Kansas, and earned my bachelors and masters degrees from Washburn University. I have compiled over 20 years of fundraising experience at Washburn University, the University of Kansas, the UMKC School of Law, and San Jose State University.

I am thrilled to be back in Topeka and working with the outstanding faculty, staff, and boards in the Auburn-Washburn school district. If you are interested in making our district even better, please contact me to discuss one of the many exceptional opportunities. Nothing is more rewarding than helping educate a child.


Questions or comments may be directed to:

Chuck Cordt
Chuck Cordt
Executive Director
Phone: 339-4061