ESU 13 Announces Establishment of Educational Foundation


Educational Service Unit 13 (ESU 13) is pleased to announce the establishment of the ESU 13 Foundation.

The ESU 13 Foundation was created to strengthen the quality of education by providing additional funding and resources to support the school districts and partnerships within the ESU 13 service area. The current funding the ESU receives meets basic necessities; however, as education is continually growing and changing, there are often needs that go unmet.

The ESU 13 Foundation is a separate, not-for-profit IRS approved 501(c)(3) corporation, governed by a Board of Directors who are passionate about the services and programs offered by ESU 13. The Board of Directors include: Ray Richards, President; Kim Marx, Vice President; Marg Dredla, Treasurer; Lana Sides; Diane Reinhardt; and Jerry Becking.

“The ESU 13 Foundation gives us another way to seek out funding so that we can provide our staff and student programs the resources they need to fulfill our mission of educational excellence for all learners,” says ESU 13 Administrator, Dr. Laura Barrett. “This enables ESU 13 to minimize the costs that we charge to our member school districts and partners who utilize our programming.”

Through charitable contributions and donations, the foundation will help meet the increased financial needs of the school districts and partnerships in our service area. Walk alongside the ESU 13 Foundation as we move forward to provide greater opportunities to the school districts and partners we serve. Please consider making a difference in the lives of the students and educators in the Panhandle through a financial gift to the ESU 13 Foundation.

“At times, educators struggle with unforeseen classroom expenses and needs. The ESU 13 Foundation provides financial assistance to educators who might otherwise have to use their own financial resources to address these situations,” shares Diane Reinhardt, ESU 13 Foundation Board of Director.

To donate online, please visit:, or checks can be made out to the ESU 13 Foundation at 4215 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE 69361. Thank you for your consideration!

If you have any questions, please contact Jacey Marietta, ESU 13 Foundation Executive Director, by phone at (308) 635-3696 or by email at