Our Annual Fundraising Events

All proceeds from our annual golf tournament and bowling events go directly into benefiting Kansas City area future college students.

Our Events

We Are Accepting Applications

The Kansas City community is full of promising young students, some of which are overlooked by other scholarships because they do not meet a certain criteria. Our scholarships benefit those students.

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Upcoming Events

Our annual events bring our communities together in many ways.

WdS and Amazon Smile

WdS is eligible for donations through Amazon Smile. While shopping online, consider using
smile.amazon.com to make your purchases. You’ll find the exact same low prices and variety, but when using Amazon Smile, 0.5% of purchases are donated to a charity of the purchaser’s choice - in this case, WdS Educational Foundation!
 

Who can Apply

Our scholarships empower future generations within our community to succeed in their higher education. The Kansas City community is full of promising young students, some of which are overlooked by other scholarships because they do not meet certain criteria. Our scholarships are directed to those students from our alma maters.
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Our Founders

Tom Waggoner

Tom was born and raised in the Kansas City area. He attended Ruskin High School growing up and his goal with his work through the foundation is to benefit students from his old stomping grounds and the Kansas City community. 

Terry Smitka

Terry has been a Financial Advisor in the Kansas City community for the last 33 years and takes pride in creating customer relationships that endure and having a client roster that have trusted him with their investments for many years. Terry is from the Kansas City area.

David de la Fuente

David is well-known for his company Fountain Glass which he started in Kansas City on his own and is now employing 30 people. He attended North Kansas City High School and developed an appreciation for higher education later in life.