The mission of APESF is to graciously serve Arizona families by providing tuition assistance for their children's private education while honoring the generosity of every donor.
Director of Operations
In 1998, Mark Moerkerke launched APESF with a clear vision to create a school tuition organization that served Arizona families seeking the “Best-Fit” education for their children. Over the past 25 years, thousands of students across the state of Arizona have benefited from the financial support of this remarkable scholarship program. Mark’s heart was always to serve families that could not otherwise afford the schools that meet their children’s educational needs. Mark was a warm, kind, and generous leader and a committed and passionate advocate for school choice.
We are excited to celebrate 25 years of gracious service to Arizona students, families, donors, and schools. It is our pleasure and passion to continue Mark's legacy of generosity and service!
Kevin Armstrong (2021)*, Former Principal Wickenburg Christian Academy Derek Bohlen (2021)*, VP of Business Development Makers Sports Management Paul Cox (2012)*, Director of Development Teen Challenge of Arizona Dr. Gary Philip Damore (2013)*, Principal Cultivate Consulting Services
Grant Sardachuk (2004)*, Managing Partner Wild Rose Investments, LLLP Lisa Remi Dalessandri (2023)*, Owner & Event Coordinator/Designer Sossy Designs & Events
*Independent voting member
Monica Stern, External Auditor Monica J Stern, CPA, PLLC
Robert Erven Brown, Pro Bono Legal Counsel Schmitt Schneck Even & Williams, P.C.