The West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation is the first of its kind in the State, and the school corporation was instrumental, along with supportive state legislators, in the passage of the law that allows for this kind of foundation, one tied directly to the individual school corporation. Our school corporation can be proud of the essential role that we played in this important legislation.

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation is to support the West Lafayette Community School Corporation in improving the schools’ educational programs and operation by obtaining funding to support the mission of the West Lafayette Community School Corporation and strengthening alumni ties to the schools.

The goals of the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation are

  • to enhance the quality of public education,
  • to recognize and reward excellence in education,
  • to foster community support for public school education, and
  • to encourage and support innovative projects designed to improve the quality of learning.
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Board of Directors

Doug Masson

Doug Masson

President
Brad Cohen

Bradley Cohen

Vice President
Sue Lasater

Sue Lasater

Treasurer
Mary Beth Whitman

Mary Beth Whitman

Secretary
Lauren-Alexander

Lauren Alexander

Beth Bangs

Beth Bangs

Events Committee Member
John Bauman

John Bauman

Tanya Finkbiner

Tanya Finkbiner

Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones

Maria Koliantz

Maria Koliantz

Tiffany Lyle

Tiffany Lyle

Jim McDonald

Jim MacDonald

Finance Committee Member
Bill Price

Bill Price

Tom Schott

Tom Schott

WLCSC School Board Representative
Wendi Ailor

Wendi Ailor Executive Director

Wendi Ailor is the executive director for the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation. She has worked in higher education philanthropy since 1999, taking on a variety of roles at both Manchester University and Purdue University. She has degrees from Elizabethtown College and Bethany Theological Seminary. She currently serves on the board of Roots Ethiopia.

Wendi and her husband Mark have two sons. As a family, they enjoy participating in youth sports, supporting public education, and cheering on the Purdue Boilermakers. As an advancement professional, parent and community member, the mission and goals of the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation resonate deeply. She looks forward to growing partnerships with West Lafayette alumni and the local community that benefit West Lafayette teachers and students.