About Us


Create opportunities for interested citizens, organizations, and businesses to enhance the educational opportunities in the Kettering City Schools. Contributions are used to fund a grant program supporting curriculum-based programs and innovative teaching.


Support the Kettering School District’s efforts to be the innovative leader in K-12 education throughout the Miami Valley.


The Kettering Education Foundation began in 1990 as a dream of Kettering resident, Susan Bieber, whose research showed that our community was one of the few in the Dayton area without a private foundation for its schools.

Susan and the other founders, John Bieber, Roger Bauser, Dale Medford, and Chuck Havener, spent three years investigating the needs of the school district and programs offered by other foundations across the state of Ohio.

The Kettering Education Foundation is governed by an advisory board comprised of community leaders and business associates, ex-officio members, and trustees.

Advisory Board

  • Sarah Howdeshelt, President
  • Stephen Hopf, Vice-President
  • Penni Meyer, Secretary
  • Sue Erbaugh
  • Mary Lou Holland
  • Diane Householder
  • Becky Shepard

The Dayton Foundation Liaison

  • Carrie Dalrymple, The Dayton Foundation, Community Relations Program Officer


  • L. Scott Inskeep, Superintendent
  • Lori Simms, Member, Kettering Board of Education


  • Dr. Jerry Barnett
  • Susan Bieber
  • MaryKay Feller
  • Chet Roush
  • Roger Bauser

Kettering Education Foundation


Kettering Education Foundation is a component fund of The Dayton Foundation

The Dayton Foundation
40 N. Main Street, Suite 500
Dayton, Ohio 45423

email: ketteringeducationfoundation@gmail.com