Our Story

A Legacy Born from Tragedy 

The KMA Foundation was established in memory of those who have lost their lives in traffic accidents, with a particular focus on a beloved individual whose life was cut short by a tragic event on the road. In the wake of a tragic accident in Jefferson County, MO, claiming the life of 20-year-old Kaela Marie Archambault in 2010, her father, Shawn Archambault, embarked on a mission to remember his daughter’s legacy. From this heartfelt initiative emerged the KMA Foundation, an organization bearing Kaela’s initials, while also symbolizing “Keeping Memories Alive.” This loss ignited a passion and a mission to prevent similar tragedies from occurring and to keep the memories of the victims alive. The foundation’s journey began with a small group of dedicated individuals who shared a common goal: to make our roads safer and to honor the lives of those we’ve lost. Over the years, KMA Foundation has grown into a robust organization, advocating for meaningful change, providing support to affected families, and promoting safe driving practices. Through the various programs, events, and initiatives, we’ve created a community of support and advocacy, striving every day to make a difference in the lives of others.

Leadership with a Purpose

Our board of directors is composed of individuals who are deeply committed to our mission and bring a diverse range of skills and experiences to the foundation. They provide strategic direction, oversee our programs, and ensure that we stay true to our goals of safety and remembrance. Each board member has a personal connection to our cause, whether through their own experiences or a shared dedication to making a difference in the lives of others.

Be a Part of Our Mission

We invite you to join us in our mission to create safer roads and honor the memories of those we’ve lost. Whether through volunteering, participating in our events, or supporting our initiatives, your involvement can make a real difference. Contact us to learn more about how you can contribute to the KMA Foundation’s efforts and be part of a community that values safety, remembrance, and positive change. Help us by Keeping Memories Alive.