About BPSF Board

Interested in Joining our Board?

Would you be interested in using your time and talent to assist the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation as a member of our Board of Directors? We’d be interested in visiting with you.  We’re always seeking the expertise and experience of community members seeking to give back to our great school system.

Board can consist of 9-12 members. A Director may serve two consecutive three-year terms. Our board meets quarterly as does one of the sub-committees you would serve on.

Sounds like something you good get actively involved with? Want to learn more about our work? Please call Stacey Lang, the BPSF Development Director at 701-323-4093 or click here to submit an application.

Becoming a Board Member

Good Notes to Know:

  • Quorum: 1/3 of the elected board of directors.
  • Board can consist of 9-12 members.
  • Each board member can serve two 3-year staggered terms, ex-officio’s serve as their position allows.
  • Executive Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, BPS School Board Member, and BPS Superintendent
  • The Foundation shall have three standing committees: Development, Finance/Investment and Grant Committees. The Development committee shall consist of the board president, school board representative and the superintendent. The Finance/Investment and grant committees shall be assigned by the board president.

Duties of the Board are:

  • To serve as directors for the Bismarck Public School Foundation regarding the generation and use of BPS Foundation funds and gifts.
  • To seek funds and other gifts to strengthen educational programs and services for Bismarck Public Schools.
  • To develop by-laws, policies, and procedures which will encourage and enhance contributions to the BPS Foundation.

Board of Directors

Rick Geloff, President
Starion Bank

Jan Stankiewicz, Vice-President
NDSU Extension

Betsy Elsberry, Secretary
Elsberry & Shively, P.C.

Ex-Officio: Josh Hager, School Board Member
Bismarck School Board Voting Member

Ex-Officio: Dr. Jeff Fastnacht, BPS Superintendent
Superintendent of Bismarck Public Schools

Megan Houn
Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND

Drew Engelman
Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Chad Oban
ND United

Executive Committee

Rick Geloff, President
Starion Bank

Jan Stankiewicz, Vice-President
NDSU Extension

Betsy Elsberry, Secretary
Elsberry & Shively, P.C.

Ex-Officio: Josh Hager, School Board Member
Bismarck School Board Voting Member

Ex-Officio: Dr. Jeff Fastnacht, BPS Superintendent
Superintendent of Bismarck Public Schools

OUR MISSION

Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
701-323-4093