About Sun FundED

We’re on a mission to tangibly impact education for good.

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Our Vision

Sun FundED’s vision was born when two passionate and proven education entrepreneurs asked this question: “What needs in education are unmet or underserviced, and how can we use our time, talent, and resources to best support educators, be fulfilled by the work we are doing, and only charge our school partners $1 to get started?”

After investing money and countless hours in research and development, we found the answer to this question: Sun FundED, a groundbreaking, education services partner, whose calling is to tangibly impact education.


 

Leadership

 
 

KELLY HIPSKIND
co-founder

Founder & CEO, OWN IT! Evaluations
Executive, Herff Jones
"I take concepts to reality – nationally"

Patrick poer
CO-FOUNDER

Co-Founder, Synovia Solutions
120,000+ Buses Under Management
"I enjoy details & building a business"

 

 

amanda Price
Vice President of marketing

joe derado
Vice President of market development

 

BLAIR DOWDEN
executive director OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Adam Rochford
DIRECTOR OF solar development

PHILIP MOTT
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT


jesse hile
national director of higher education

CRAIG NOVAK
regional director of k-12 (midwest)

shaun clyncke
regional director of k-12 (west coast)


julio Lopez
Solar development analyst

LUCAS COOK
regional school advisor

Nichole gosman
office manager/assistant to executives


 

Strategic Advisors

RICHARD BENEDICT
MARKET DEVELOPMENT

Former IPL Executive
40+ Years in Energy Industry

DON DENSBORN
CORPORATE COUNSEL

Partner at Densborn & Blachly
M&A, Bank Financing, Corp. Structure

JEFF EARL
UTILITY COUNSEL

Former Administrative Law Judge (6 Years) 
Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC)

SAM ODLE
SENIOR ADVISOR

Former Health Care Executive
Former Board Member,
Indianapolis Public Schools

RAFAEL SANCHEZ
CORPORATE STRATEGY

Former CEO, Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL)
Former Partner, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

WAYNE STEC
GRID STRATEGIST

Committee Chair, IEEE (Interconnection)
40+ Years in Energy Industry
 

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