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Welcome to the Four River's Foundation Web Site.

The Four River's Foundation was formed in 2010 by a 1973 Fulton Independent School graduate and his wife, Robbie and Lisa Rudolph of Rudolph's, Inc., to serve the four school districts of Fulton Independent, Fulton County, Hickman County, and Carlisle County as well as the Fulton County Technology Center.

Partnering with two colleges, Murray State University and West Kentucky Community and Technical College, the foundation has worked with the four school districts, the two colleges, the school boards, the area technology center, area businesses and community supporters to guarantee an opportunity for success for all students in the four schools.

our goal is to ensure that all students can successfully become a viable part of this region's work force.

Providing financial assistance and support for books, career fairs, ACT preparation, dual credit courses, industry test certifications, scholarships, and needed resources for students and programs, the foundation's goal is to ensure that all students in the four schools can successfully complete a college or career path equipped with the necessary skills or credentials to be a viable part of this region's work force.

Meet Our Team

Our Team

Robbie & Lisa Rudolph


The Four Rivers Foundation program earned the KSBA PEAK (Public Education Achieves in Education) Award in 2010 and in 2011, the Kentucky School Board Association (KSBA) awarded Robbie Rudolph with the “Friend of Education” award at the annual KSBA conference. Robbie was nominated by the four school superintendents.

Dianne Owen

Foundation Director

We are so pleased to have the opportunity to work with these four outstanding schools. The schools offer dual credit classes, active clubs, various sports programs, and outstanding art programs that include band, chorus, and theater. They have award winning agriculture and foreign language programs as well as strong gifted and talented programs. If you are looking for schools that will work with you as a parent to make sure your child has a great educational experience and is prepared for the next step in attaining a career, I encourage you to contact us or one of the school districts for more information.

Four Rivers Foundation Board

The Four Rivers Foundation is overseen by a board of directors made up of men and women who support the four school districts, many of them working in the schools as administrators, teachers, and coaches, striving to make a difference in the lives of the four rivers students.

Jeff Campbell, Chairman

Retired Sr. Vice President BNSF Railway, Graduate of Fulton City High School

Brenda McBride Mahan, Vice-Chairman

Quad District Gifted Consortium, Retired Superintendent, Fulton Independent Schools, Graduate of Fulton City High School

Josh Bailey, Treasurer

Vice-President of First Community Bank of the Heartland, Inc., Graduate of Hickman County High School

Jay Simmons, Secretary

Superintendent of Carlisle County Schools

Marty Nichols, Board Member

President of FNB Bank, Inc., Graduate of Carlisle County High School

David Gallagher, Board Member

Football coach, Fulton County Schools, retired teacher

Christie Fahl Rogers, Board Member

Adjunct Professor and Retention Coach for Murray State University, Graduate of Fulton City High School

Kenny Wilson, Board Member

Hickman County Judge Executive, former superintendent of Hickman County Schools, Hickman County graduate

Our Programs

See all the ways we are improving our students.

Rudolph’s Readers

Career Fairs

High School/College Credit Program

Four Rivers Scholarship Program

Proven Results

2014-2015 Kentucky State Report Card.

  State Averages    |     Four Rivers Averages

Overall Proficiency
ACT Scores
Graduation Rate

Our Partners

Our partners make a difference in the lives of students.

Fulton County Schools

Superintendent Aaron Collins, Principal Ellen Murphy, and College and Career Coach, Jen Coulson

Carlisle County Schools

Superintendent Jay Simmons, Principal Kelli Edging and Guidance Counselor Angel Thompson

Fulton Independent Schools

Superintendent Tamara Smith, Principal Dr. R.B. Mays, and Academy Coordinator, Geneva Storey

Hickman County Schools

Superintendent Casey Henderson, Principal Kevin Estes, and Guidance Counselor, Amy Boaz

Murray State

President, Dr. Robert Davies, Vice President, Dr. Renea Duncan, Admissions, Jennifer Smith

West Kentucky TCC

Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Tena Payne, Director of CSP Dr. Lisa Stephenson, Director of College Admissions, Trent Johnson

Fulton County ATC

Principal Terry Sullivan

MSU Thoroughbred Acacdemy

Regional Outreach Director Gina Winchester, ATC Principal, Terry Sullivan, Professor Dan Dietrich

Pilot Academy

Contact: Ellen Murphy

Bulldog Academy

Contact: Geneva Storey

Falcon Academy

Contact: Amy Boaz

Carlilse Comet Scholars

Contact: Angel Thompson

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!