• 38th Anniversary Partners In Education

    In 2021-2022, 31 businesses are celebrating anniversaries with their partner schools and programs:

    Partners In Education
    35 Years (1987-2022)
    Stephens College -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School

    25 Years (1997-2022)
    The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri -- Columbia Public Schools

    20 Years (2002-2022)
    Hy-Vee Columbia #1 -- Fairview and Paxton Keeley Elementary Schools
    Missouri Symphony Society -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    MU Volleyball -- Smithton Middle School
    15 Years (2007-2022)
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School

    10 Years (2012-2022)
    Minority Men's Network -- CPS MAC Scholars
    Services for Independent Living -- Douglass High School
    Rotary Club of Columbia NW -- West Boulevard Elementary School

    5 Years (2017-2022)
    MU Museum of Anthropology -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    Barnes Healthcare -- Ridgeway Elementary School
    Columbia Strength & Conditioning -- Ridgeway Elementary School

    Partnership Friends
    25 Years (1997-2022)
    Brad Gaines Advertising & Promotional Products -- Columbia Public Schools
    Show-Me-State Game -- Columbia Public Schools
    Johnston Paint & Decorating -- CPS Athletics 

    20 Years (2002-2022)
    Image360 CoMO -- Columbia Public Schools

    15 Years (2007-2022)
    Andy's Frozen Custard -- Columbia Public Schools
    Bonkers -- Columbia Public Schools
    Culver's -- Columbia Public Schools
    Downtown Optimist -- Columbia Public Schools
    Hardee's Restaurants LLC -- Columbia Public Schools
    Sam's Club -- Columbia Public Schools
    Sonic -- Columbia Public Schools

    10 Years (2002-2022)
    Schneider Electric -- Benton STEM Elementary
    Hot Box Cookies -- Columbia Public Schools
    Texas Roadhouse -- Columbia Public Schools
    Columbia Audubon Society -- CPS Science
    Grace Bible Church -- Derby Ridge Elementary
    KOPN -- Locust Street Expressive Arts
    The District -- Locust Street Expressive Arts

    5 Years (2007-2022)
    True North -- Columbia Public Schools


    37th Anniversary Partners In Education
    48 businesses celebrated anniversaries with their partner schools and programs:

    Partners In Education
    35 Years (1986-2021)
    MU Health Care -- Hickman High School

    30 Years (1991-2021)
    KOMU 8 & mid-Missouri's CW -- CPS Athletics 
    MU School of Music -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    ABC 17, KMIZ/Fox22, KQFX/MYZouTV/Me-TV -- Mill Creek Elementary School
    City of Columbia Police Department -- Columbia Public Schools

    25 Years (1996-2021)
    My Secret Garden -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    Quaker Oats -- Smithton Middle School

    20 Years (2001-2021)
    Zimmer Radio Group -- Oakland Middle School
    Pepsi Beverages Company -- Parkade Elementary School
    The Callaway Bank -- Russell Boulevard Elementary School

    15 Years (2006-2021)
    Columbia Kiwanis Club -- Benton STEM Elementary School
    Walmart Store #451 --Benton STEM Elementary School
    Bradford Research Center -- Blue Ridge Elementary School
    “We Always Swing”® Jazz Series  -- CPS Fine Arts
    Daniel Boone Regional Library -- Parents As Teachers
    Target Stores -- Fairview Elementary School
    MU Environmental Sciences Extension -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    Ragtag Film Society -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    TRYPS -- New Haven Elementary School
    Walmart Store #80 -- Blue Ridge Elementary School

    10 Years (2011-2021)
    Big O Tires -- Columbia Area Career Center
    Columbia College -- Columbia Public Schools
    The District -- Douglass High School
    MU Theatre Department -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School

    5 Years (2016-2021)
    Great Southern Bank -- Beulah Ralph Elementary School
    City of Columbia Office of Sustainability -- CPS Science 
    Student Transportation of America -- CPS Transportation
    Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital -- Battle High School
    Columbia Civic Orchestra -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School

    Partnership Friends
    25 Years (1996-2021)
    Assistance League of Mid-Missouri -- Columbia Public Schools
    Boone County Lumber Company -- Columbia Public Schools
    Columbia Public Schools Foundation -- Columbia Public Schools
    Golden K Kiwanis Club -- Columbia Public Schools
    League of Women Voters -- Columbia Public Schools
    Red Weir Athletic Supplies -- CPS Athletics 
    Rainbow House -- Shepard Boulevard Elementary School

    20 Years (2001-2021)
    Central Missouri Community Action - Foster Grandparents Program -- Columbia Public Schools
    University Concert Series -- CPS Fine Arts 
    Noah's Ark Animal Hospital -- Shepard Boulevard Elementary

    15 Years (2006-2021)
    COMO Living -- Columbia Public Schools
    Sunrise Optimist Club -- Hickman High School 
    USDA Forest Service -- West Boulevard Elementary School

    10 Years (2011-2021)
    Stoney Creek Inn -- Columbia Public Schools
    Columbia Landcare LLC -- CPS Facilities & Construction Services

    5 Years (2016-2021)
    First Presbyterian Church -- Benton STEM Elementary School
    Chick-fil-A -- Columbia Public Schools

    36th Anniversary Partners In Education
    52 businesses celebrated anniversaries with their partner schools and programs:

    Partners In Education
    35 Years (1985-2020)
    3M -- Shepard Boulevard Elementary School
    Ameren UE -- Ridgeway Elementary School
    Columbia Orthopedic Group -- CPS Athletics 
    Mediacom -- Cedar Ridge Elementary School

    30 Years (1990-2020)
    Holiday Inn Executive Center -- CPS Family and Consumer Sciences

    25 Years (1995-2020)
    Job Point-- Douglass High School
    Missouri Employers Mutual -- Gentry Middle School
    MU Art Education -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    Schnucks Supermarket -- Douglass High School

    20 Years (2000-2020)
    Access Arts School of Service -- Benton STEM Elementary School
    Columbia Fire Department -- Derby Ridge Elementary School
    Gerbes Super Market -- Russell Boulevard Elementary School
    MU Athletic Department -- Columbia Public Schools
    MU Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology -- Columbia Public Schools
    Peak Performance -- CPS Athletics 

    15 Years (2005-2020)
    Bass Pro Shops -- Lange Middle School
    MU Women's Basketball -- Grant Elementary School
    MU Museum of Art & Archaeology -- Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School
    Naught-Naught Agency -- Oakland Middle School

    10 Years (2010-2020)
    Focus on Learning -- CPS MAC Scholars
    Hy-Vee - Columbia #3 -- Cedar Ridge and Shepard Blvd. Elementary Schools
    Junior Achievement in Central Missouri -- Columbia Public Schools
    Kappa Alpha Theta -- Russell Boulevard Elementary School
    Missouri United Methodist Church -- Jefferson Middle School
    Veterans United Home Loans -- Fairview Elementary School

    5 Years (2015-2020)
    Chorale Arts Alliance of Missouri -- CPS Fine Arts
    Family Worship Center -- Douglass High School
    Forum Christian Church -- West Boulevard Elementary School
    Jefferson Farm & Garden-- New Haven Elementary School
    Kelly Services -- Douglass High School
    Missouri River Relief -- CPS Science
    Tigers Community Credit Union -- New Haven Elementary School
    Partnership Friends
    20 Years (2000-2020)
    Boone Electric Cooperative -- CPS Science
    FedEx Kinko's -- Columbia Public Schools
    Great Rivers Council, BSA -- Columbia Public Schools
    Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company -- Columbia Public Schools
    Little Dixie Construction -- CPS Athletics
    Plaza Commercial Realty -- CPS Athletics
    15 Years (2005-2020)
    Best Buy -- Columbia Public Schools
    Chili's -- Columbia Public Schools
    LongHorn Steakhouse -- Columbia Public Schools
    MU Sports Marketing -- Columbia Public Schools
    10 Years (2010-2020)
    Fazoli's -- Columbia Public Schools
    Goodrich Quality Forum 8 Theaters -- Columbia Public Schools
    Kid's First Optimist Club -- Columbia Public Schools
    Noodles & Company -- Columbia Public Schools
    ReeceNichols Real Estate -- CPS Athletics
    Spectrum Utilities -- Midway Heights Elementary School
    Stadium Grill -- Columbia Public Schools
    The Broadway, a Doubletree by Hilton -- Columbia Public Schools 

    5 Years (2015-2020)
    Plato's Closet -- Columbia Public Schools
    True North -- Columbia Public Schools