The great impact of the Bismarck Public School Foundation would not be possible without the contributions of our generous community sponsors

Legacy Partners

Program Partners


Bob and Lois Watts

In 1945, after returning from WWII, Bob and his brother, Jack Watts, founded Capital Aviation. Lois taught Home Economics for Bismarck Public Schools for 24 years before helping Bob manage his business, Capital Aviation. Both graduated from Bismarck High School in the 1930’s. Upon their passing, a donation from their estate was made to establish a permanent endowment to fund hands-on learning and career and technical educations projects with a preference given to Aviation and Family and Consumer Science programs.




Lincoln Community Club


Eide Family

Roy Gilbreath

Kerry Carpenter


Steve Burian


Dr. Loren Wold

Dr. Robert Scarlett

Mary Loftsgard

Gloria Sand Family

Kirk Lanterman

Lisa Schlichting

Program Partners

Bismarck Public School Foundation is proud to partner with several entities to meet our ongoing mission of empowering every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

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Gallons of Gratitude

Tri-Energy Cooperative has announced a partnership with the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation called Gallons of Gratitude, which is meant to recognize the excellence of our teachers despite the ongoing challenges they face.  For every fill up at Cenex-branded fuel stations, a portion of the transaction will go to support our teachers’ supply and educational experience budgets for their classrooms.  Within the 2021/22 year along, Tri-Energy Cooperative will provide $250,000 to local public-school foundations in Bismarck, Mandan and Dickinson. Locally, this donation will enable the BPS Foundation to provide $140 in reimbursements so that over 1000 BPS teachers may enhance the learning within their classrooms.

Denley Vennes, CEO at Tri-Energy cooperative states, “As a local business operator, I can appreciate the challenges facing our community in recent times.  As a cooperative, it’s our mission to face those challenges head on by empowering our members and strengthening the communities in which we operate.  One of the best ways we can do that is to invest in the people that make a critical investment in our youth.”

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Student of the Week

ETSystems knows the importance of living by the golden rule to treat others as you would like to be treated. They are proud to showcase their community support and recognize students within the Bismarck Public School District who have emulated these qualities. The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation Students of the Week feature runs from October-May and recognizes students from across our district by featuring them on the BPSF website, Facebook and within the Bismarck Tribune.

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Brightness Bouquets

During the 2022-2023 school year, Ken’s Flower Shop partnered with Katie Olson (3rd Grade teacher, Moses) to surprise colleagues at Moses Elementary with a bouquet of flowers each week! It was a small gesture to bring happiness and smiles to unsuspecting employees! We want to extend this opportunity to all BPS employees!! All BPS staff members will have the opportunity to nominate a colleague in an attempt to receive a delivered floral arrangement from Ken’s Flower Shop! Our hope is to have at least two bouquets delivered each week to an unsuspecting colleague within BPS. Success of this program will be dependent on submissions. Brighten a colleague’s day and help our program grow!

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Senior Salute

To showcase community support and recognition for this year’s seniors, the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation aired a series of 30-minute features for BHS, CHS, LHS and SCHS that were broadcast on KFYR-TV. The programs were sponsored by BNC National Bank, First International Bank and Trust and Starion Bank and included the individual photos of the graduating seniors along with messages of support from their community sponsor and school staff.

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Champion for Champions

With a passion for advocacy and education, Missy Moritz, REALTOR® Bianco Realty knows that job of an educator is so critical for our youth.  Being a former BPS Special Education teacher herself, she knows our teachers go above and beyond for our Bismarck-Mandan students. Missy wants our teachers to know how appreciated they are for their time and tireless determination. To give back to those that give so much, Missy will donate $500 of every successful closing to the BPS Foundation to be allocated to the school of the clients choice.  The school can then utilize those funds to help our Special Education educators.

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Engines 4 Education

Engines 4 Education was developed in July 2020 as a partnership with the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation in which 10% of all profits go to provide supplemental food for students registered within the Backpack Program. Engines 4 Education will repair, tune-up, change oil, sharpen blades etc on your lawnmower, snowblower or anything with a small engine. They also purchase the above items (running or non-running) to fix and resell them. Engines 4 Education is proud to be a supporter of the BPS kids in our community.


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