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Hancock Public Schools Foundation

Established in 1987, the Hancock Public Schools Foundation receives and distributes funds for charitable and educational activities that assist in the development, implementation or maintenance of programs that significantly contribute to the education of Hancock Public Schools students. The Foundation is a registered IRS 501 (c )(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Focus on Funding

The Hancock Public Schools Foundation was recently featured on the WLUC-TV6 segment, The UPSide. The series focuses on people, businesses and organizations that make a positive difference in UP communities. It was very rewarding to have our work recognized. Click here to watch the video.

Industrial Arts & Technology

Industrial Education machine shopAlmost a year ago the HPSF approved a grant request to replace decades-old engine lathes in the Industrial Education Department. They arrived this fall and are providing valuable experience for students.

Industrial Education teacher Gary Mishica says, "These replacement machines will greatly assist us in our "hands-on learning" and permit us to again teach a unit on lathe turning with emphases on metal precision and accuracy."

Thanks to all of you who support the Foundation and our Hancock Public Schools!

Make Your Gift Today

Your support of the Hancock Public Schools Foundation truly does make a difference! Programs and scholarships giving students the best possible opportunities are achieved through the generous contributions of people like you. Thank you!

Donate Online

or click here to download a donation form to complete and mail.

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Dave Dow, President
Neil Ahola, Vice President
Dr. Steve Patchin
Don Carli
Gregg Fisher
Mike Hauswirth, Treasurer
Karen Hubbard
Jeff Kangas
Robbyn Lucier
Paula Nutini, Board of Education Representative
John Vaara
Dennis Walikainen
Tracie Williams

Honorary Directors

Charles Goodman
William Karry
Linda Letto
Rob Roy
Ruth Ann Smith
Mark Wisti

For Your Information

The Hancock Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly on the fourth Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. The first meeting of the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) is preceded by the Annual Meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Foundation Board, please contact HPSF Administrator Sara Niemeyer at 523-5405 or
Other Documents:
Grant Request Form


At-A-Glance Calendar for the Week of July 13, 2020

Full Calendar    |    Lunch Calendar    |    HPS District Calendar (PDF)


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