About Us


To promote and enhance student achievement and invest in educational excellence.

General Information

The Rush City Education Foundation (RCEF) is a non-profit organization with the purpose of enhancing educational opportunities for students of the Rush City Area Schools – in the classroom and beyond – and encouraging them to achieve excellence.

The Rush City Education Foundation is an entity separate from the Rush City School District with its own officers, Board of Directors, and bylaws.  We work cooperatively with the Rush City School District and community to utilize time, talent, and financial resources to support students.  Rush City Education Foundation funding does not replace school district responsibilities, but works to enhance district dollars.

The Rush City Aquatic Center
305 South Eliot Avenue
Rush City, MN 55069

Rush City High School
51001 Fairfield Avenue 
PO Box 566 
Rush City, MN 55069

C.E. Jacobson Elementary
95 South Harte Avenue
PO Box 566
Rush City, MN 55069


Tax Deductible Information

Because the Rush City Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 charitable organization, donations to the foundation are tax deductible.

What We Do

  • Raise funds
  • Award grants to Rush City teacher
  • Award scholarships to Rush City students
  • Encourage long-term charitable giving
  • Establish endowed funds that recognize, memorialize or honor an individual, family, business, organization, or cause
  • Hold and invest funds to earn a meaningful return

Board of Directors

  • Vern Koepp, President
  • Erin White, Vice President
  • Judy Armstrong, Secretary
  • Vivian Pasche, Treasurer
  • Scott Friday, Scholarship Chair
  • Erin White, Grant Chair
  • Open Position, Fund-raising Chair
  • Jennifer Henthorn, Communications Coordinator
  • Bev Proulx, Director
  • Dennis Pederson, Director
  • Kristin Papke, Director
  • Joann Belau, Director
  • Teresa Dupre, Ex-Officio Director