The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation was founded in 1989 to receive and administer monetary gifts that will enhance education in USD 383. The Foundation provides an avenue for citizens, businesses and organizations to contribute financially to the school district whenever they have an interest in doing so.

The Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization headed by a Board of Directors that meets to grant awards and decide future direction of the Foundation. The Foundation works with the USD 383 Board of Education, to maintain educational excellence in Manhattan and Ogden public schools.

The Foundation does not fund educational programs that are financed by tax dollars. There is no intent to assume responsibility for the basic support of our schools.

PO Box 191
Manhattan, KS 66505-0191
785.587.2000 or 785.776.9209

Our Mission

The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation is committed to promoting and supporting opportunities within our district to enhance and enrich the school experience for all children and educators in Manhattan-Ogden USD 383.

Our Goals

Through effective generation and management of our gifts, we seek to encourage and enhance:

  • innovative teaching-learning experiences
  • the reading experience for students at all levels
  • extracurricular educational experiences for students
  • recognition and development of teachers and staff
  • other education efforts as specified by donors

How to Donate

Please contact Jim Morrison at for donation information and opportunities.

Dear students, friends and colleagues of Pat Lamb,

This letter is being written to announce and to advise that a fund has been created and funding has started for the Pat Lamb Science Award at the Manhattan Ogden Public School Foundation (MOPSF). The fund is created to provide funds for science teachers to receive special training and enhancement of teaching skills of secondary teachers within Manhattan Ogden Public School District 383.

As you know, Pat Lamb has been a long-term teacher at Manhattan High School. He is well respected by the students and appreciated by the parents of the students for his teaching skills and interest in students and his determination to make science positive for his classes. In recognition of this passion for teaching and excellence over the many years of his tenure at Manhattan High School, a fund has been established anonymously to receive donations for a permanent endowed fund to sponsor annually one or more awards to science teachers. Primary emphasis for the awards are to teachers. There is also, depending upon the funds raised, a possibility of a scholarship to students graduating from Manhattan High School with an emphasis in post-secondary education in the science field.
If you are interested in becoming a supporter of this fund, please send gifts or any inquiries to: MOPSF, attn: James Morrison, PO 191, Manhattan, KS 66505-0191; or email to

If you would like to enhance this fund, currently standing at $6,000, you may mail your check to Manhattan Ogden Public School Foundation, Pat Lamb Science Award, c/o PO Box 191, Manhattan, KS 66505-0191. All gifts are tax deductible.

If you have questions or any other interest in supporting Manhattan Ogden Public School Foundation as it endeavors to assist teachers, students and district on this or any other project, please contact me.


James W. Morrison