From our Foundation Director

James YapiasSalt Lake Education Foundation


The Salt Lake Education Foundation is committed to improving the lives of our students and families within Salt Lake City School District through providing core academic and extra-curricular program opportunities; exposure to the visual arts, performing arts, and music; and access to community services and classes. All these opportunities enhance the students' lives and their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

The Salt Lake Education Foundation Board of Directors has diligently worked with parents, community councils, business partners, colleges, and volunteers to improve the educational opportunities for all students in the Salt Lake City School District.

We encourage you to donate and/or become actively involved and work with us to accomplish our goal of providing support to our students and families.


James E. Yapias, M.A.Ed.
Director of Development, Salt Lake City School District
Director, Salt Lake Education Foundation


We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." - Winston S. Churchill