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Hollister Schools Foundation

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The Hollister Schools Foundation is committed to breaking down the barriers to learning for students through partnerships and programs that serve the needs of the whole child.

Our aim is to empower students to achieve their academic goals and dreams for the future while leaving an imprint of love and hope on the young lives touched by the Hollister R-V Schools.


  • The Hollister Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) established in 2009 to provide financial resources for educational and enrichment opportunities beyond the daily operational needs of the school district. The Foundation is governed by a board of directors and financial accounts are managed by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

    The Hollister Schools Foundation provides assistance through classroom grants, support staff project funding, student post-graduate financial assistance, in-classroom student financial assistance, and after-school program fees.

  • Meranda Trinkle, Chair

    Ryan Gdovin, Vice Chair

    Shirley Wirth, Secretary

    Denise Olmstead, Treasurer

    David Honey, Board Member

    Sidney Roach, Board Member

    Alice Yeager, Board Member

    Mandy Farrow, Board Member

    Dr. Brian Wilson, School Liaison

    Kim Connell, School Liaison



    Hollister Schools Foundation

    c/o Hollister R-V School District

    1914 State Hwy BB

    Hollister, MO 65672


  • Are you our next board member? The Hollister Schools Foundation is looking to add volunteer board members. If you are interested, visit our website for an application or email us at

    Are you interested in becoming a volunteer board member? Click HERE to apply.

  • The Hollister Schools Foundation is looking for volunteers to help with fundraisers and other events throughout the year. If you would like to be a friend of the foundation and are interested in volunteering, click HERE.

  • Would you like to support the Hollister Schools Foundation through a monetary donation? Fill out this FORM or donate ONLINE.


  • Any senior student enrolled in and graduating from Hollister High School who has post-secondary college or trade school plans. Additionally, any student enrolled in the Hollister R-V School District in need of in-classroom financial assistance or after-school program fees.

  • Any teacher employed by the Hollister R-V School District seeking financial assistance for classroom supplies or programs and support staff seeking project funding that will enhance the education of the students in their classrooms.

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