All ESSD employees are invited to join the Employee Giving Program and make a gift to the Educational Foundation through payroll deduction. Every dollar contributed—big or small—makes a lasting impact for our students, your fellow teachers and staff members, and the community. 

Thank you to our current donors! In 2021, 72 ESSD employees generously gave to the Education Foundation by personally donating through the payroll deduction, raising more than $9,700!

All donations received go directly to the Teacher Grants Fund to support teachers and staff members as they create unique and innovative ways to enhance the students’ educational experiences.

Learn more about Teacher Grants and check out our 2021-2022 grant recipients.

Join the Employee Giving Program and help us increase our impact with more funding for teacher grants and learning opportunities for our students. Together, we can make a difference!


Donate an amount of your choosing to be deducted from your paycheck each pay period or make a one-time gift. Enroll by Sept. 30 to qualify for the donor-exclusive benefits.

PAYROLL DEDUCTION: Complete the online enrollment form.

ONE-TIME GIFT: Make a one-time gift online or by check.

To pay online, click here and enter “Employee Giving” in the comment section.

To pay by check, complete the online form and send a check to the Educational Foundation office at the Support Services building through the district’s inner-building mail. Make the check payable to the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation.

Awesome! Thank you! Do nothing if you’d like to remain at the same level of support and all information remains the same.

To change or increase your gift and/or update your school information (i.e. building change, position change, etc.), complete the online enrollment form. To check your giving status, email Sarah Baker.

*Deductions begin with the Oct. 15 paycheck and will carry over to the next fiscal year. Participants may modify or discontinue their deduction at any time by sending a written request to Sarah Baker.

**Payroll deductions are made on a post-tax basis and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Enroll by Friday, October 7 to enjoy these benefits of giving.

INCENTIVES: In appreciation of your donation, you will receive one or more of the gifts pictured below, depending on your level of giving. The higher your donation, the more chances you have to win in the drawings.

$1-$4 Gift=1 drawing entry, $5-$9 Gift=2 drawing entries, $10-$19 Gift=3 drawing entries, $20+ Gift=5 drawing entries

ESEF T-SHIRT & JEANS DAY: Donors who give $5+ or make a one-time donation of $120 can wear their Educational Foundation t-shirt and jeans the first Thursday of each month.


  • First-Time Donors: Enroll and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to a local business of your choice.
  • Current Donors: All current donors will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to a local business of your choice.

THANK YOU! We appreciate you and all that you do for ESSD. Thank you for your support of the Educational Foundation. Together, we are making a difference!