About the Box Elder School District Foundation

The mission of the Box Elder School District Foundation is, "To build enduring partnerships between communities and schools of Box Elder School District." The Foundation will complement the financial resources of Box Elder School District by enriching the education experience in fine arts, program enhancement, technology, and special projects. 

The Foundation is the legal agency designated to receive financial gifts made to the schools of Box Elder School District.

The Foundation operates with no paid staff. Board members donate their time. 


BESD Foundation Goals for 2023-24

  • Support Fine Arts Clinics and Workshops

  • Support STEM projects and equipment

  • Fund special teacher projects/requests

  • Support Student Health & Wellness

Box Elder School District Foundation received the Select Health award. This award helped fund food banks/pantries in schools.

Thank you to our grantors:

Nucor Steel Utah

United Way Northern Utah

Northrop Grumman

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation-Russell Family

Foundation Board Members

The Foundation Board Members are:

  • Colleen Shaffer - Board President

  • Gary Allen - President-Elect

  • Keith Mecham - Executive Director

  • Ben Wiley - Assistant Executive Director

  • David Roberts - Treasurer

  • Marci Hatch - Secretary  (marci.hatch@besd.net)

  • Steve Carlsen - Superintendent

  • Tiffani Summers - School Board Member

  • Linda Kuwana -  Member

  • Ted Jeppsen - Member

  • Sharrie Nelson - Member

  • Tom Shaw - Members

  • Jamie Madsen - Member

  • Matt Nelson - Member

  • Josh Skidmore - Member

  • JeuneElle Jeffries - Member

  • Megan Perry - Member

  • Layne Julander - Member