About Us

Learn more about the Conway Public Schools Foundation

History

The Conway Public Schools Foundation was established in March 2007 by the Conway Board of Education, which unanimously approved the creation of an endowment from donations, gifts and bequests. The foundation provides philanthropic support, above and beyond the district’s operating budget, for a variety of initiatives that enhance the academic experience of every student in Conway Public Schools.

Mission

The mission of the Conway Public Schools Foundation is to empower educators to elevate the student experience.

Vision

The vision of the Conway Public Schools Foundation is to be recognized as the philanthropic catalyst for innovative, equitable, and transformational student experiences.

Values

Our core values guide our decisions, behavior, and efforts.

  • Integrity guides our behavior
  • We insist on a culture of diversity & inclusion
  • Excellence is our standard
  • We are drivers of innovation.

Meet Our Executive Director

Marti Longing-Jones

Marti Jones, Executive Director

Marti Jones joined the Foundation as Executive Director in 2022. Jones brings more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience, including fundraising, program development, and events management. She previously served as Executive Director of HAVEN House, where she led a $2.8 million fundraising effort for the organization’s new home for teenage girls in foster care, as well as general operations, marketing, & public relations.

Marti is a life-long Wampus Cat, and a 1994 Conway High Alumnus. Her family is active in Conway Schools, and you’ll find Marti cheering on her daughters in Conway sports in her free time.

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CLASSROOM GRANTS

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TEACHERS OF THE WEEK

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HALL OF HONOR HONOREES

Board of Directors

Dr. Shaneil Ealy

President
UCA

Rob O’Connor

Vice President
Hendrix

Jenn Morehead

Secretary
Hendrix

Nick Schroeder, CPA

Treasurer
Frost. PLLC

Alexander Baney

Malvern National Bank

Tami Marsh

RE/MAX Elite

Rob O’Connor

Hendrix

Adena White

Blackbelt Media

Arthur Ingram

Acxiom

Karla DeFreitas

Gainwell Technologies

Nadia Eslinger

UCA

Maria Kramer Wile

Conway Regional

Grace Rains

Conductor

Selena Ulasewich

Impact Life Coaching

Eleise Myers

Conway Corp

April Bennett

Baptist Health

Annie Stansel, CPA

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Dr. Jeff Collum

ex officio
Superintendent

Shelley Mehl

ex officio
Executive Director
Arkansas Community Foundation – Faulkner County

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