What We Do

The Piedmont Education Foundation is a community-based, registered 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to promote academic excellence, champion innovation, and provide sustained financial support to the Piedmont Unified School District. PEF raises more than $2.5 million annually for the K-12 Piedmont public schools, and is the steward for an Endowment valued at nearly $6 million.  Responsible for providing approximately 7.5% of the District budget, we actively engage our community on behalf of the Piedmont schools.

How We Do It

PEF solicits donations for our Annual Fund and Endowment, through the annual fall Giving Campaign, events like Spring Fling, and Scrip (shopping-for-schools). The Annual Fund and annual distribution from the Endowment directly support teachers and staff at all six schools.  PEF’s contribution has an impact in every classroom in our District.

Collaboration is Key

By working collaboratively with District administrators and staff, PEF is able to respond to the greatest needs and opportunities in the schools. This partnership enables the board to maintain a strategic, long-term view and to support innovative K-12 programs. From community members to parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, School Board and City Council members, every stakeholder in our school district is vested in the success of Piedmont’s schools. Our community’s commitment to these collaborative relationships delivers excellent schools for today and for the generations to come.

Great Education – Our Community’s Core Shared Value

It is our community’s commitment to public education and spirit of generosity that help to make Piedmont Unified School District so extraordinary. Our deeply held collective belief in public education as a core civic value unifies Piedmont, and helps to make our District successful. Piedmont rallies around the notion that a well-educated population will enable the greater good – that we have a civic duty to sustain and support our local schools. PEF works to engage with all members of our community – our supporters are both parents and non-parents alike.  Together we make a difference!