​About Us  

Hamilton County Schools
Fund for Excellence

The Fund for Excellence was founded in 1988 to enhance the educational experience in the Hamilton County public schools by providing support in the form of fundraising opportunities, scholarships, recognition awards, and other charitable means.  The Fund for Excellence is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Daily operations of the Fund for Excellence are managed by staff members Executive Director, Kris Humber and Beverly Conway.

Board of Directors

President: Sharon Vandagriff --Retired Educator
Vice-President: Lebron Sterchi -- Retired Educator 
Secretary/Treasurer: Sandy Chambers --Pinnacle Financial Partners

​Immediate Past President: Sonja Millard-- Berkshire Hathaway Home Services 

At-Large: Sherrie Ford-- Hamilton County Department of Education

Kathie Fulgham -- Public Relations & Marketing Consultant 

Wayne Brown --Hamilton County Council of PTA's President*
Tim Hixson -- Hamilton County Emergency Services

Dan Liner -- Hamilton County Education Association President* 
Mike Reed -- Business Consultant 

​Hamilton County Board of Education Chairman*

Hamilton County Schools Superintendent*

* ex officio