Our Mission Statement

The WGSD Foundation strives to advance excellence and enrich the lives of students by creating and promoting strategic collaborations between the Webster Groves School District and the community. As a leading facilitator of community investment for the district, the WGSD Foundation works to connect philanthropy with public education.

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WGSD teachers
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Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Board Officers

Nolan Gromacki


ARCO Construction

Jeffery McPherson


Armstrong Teasdale

Aimee Muldrow


Teledoc Health

Tricia Nieman


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Executive Director

Maren Mellem

WGSD Foundation

Board Members

Dr. Jason Adams

Assistant Superintendent of Learning, WGSD
Ex Officio Director

Brad Jacobs

Moneta Group

Joel Oliver

Green Street Real Estate Ventures
Past President, Ex Officio Director

Julie Nakatani

Community Advocate

Robert Sellers

Parkside Financial Bank & Trust

Allen Todd

Board of Education, WGSD
Ex Officio Director

Our History

For generations, the Webster Groves School District community has been committed to education. Countless families have moved into the community to benefit from the schools. Accomplished alumni provide ongoing confirmation of the quality of education received in Webster schools through their achievements and contributions to society. WGSD residents and alumni take pride in our historic tradition where excellence is more than a goal, it is the standard.

Our Challenge

Current levels of public funding issue a challenge to the district’s tradition of providing an excellent education.

The Webster Groves School District cannot rely on public funding alone to maintain the excellent quality of our schools, bring innovative projects to the district, and meet the needs of all of its students. Without private investment, our standard of excellence is in jeopardy.

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Students reading outside

Our Solution

Expand Resources + Accelerate Solutions Through Innovation + Recognize Excellence

The WGSD Foundation has dedicated itself to supporting the Webster Groves School District since 1988.

As a trusted partner of the district, we develop and steward meaningful public and private partnerships to support innovative projects; accelerate promising, outcome-driven initiatives; and respond to needs across the district. With our partners, we have the power to make a significant impact in the lives of Webster Groves students and the community.

Why It Matters

Strong schools = strong community.

The quality of the public schools is a crucial factor in neighborhood choice for homebuyers and business owners. The success of our schools directly impacts property tax values and translates into strong economic vitality of the community and quality of life for residents and businesses

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