PEF and APCP Join Forces
The Piedmont Educational Foundation (PEF) and Associated Parent Clubs of Piedmont (APCP) announced that they are joining into a singular entity and will remain named The Piedmont Education Foundation (slightly changed by dropping the “al” from “Education”). Citing reasons of synergy and greater appeal to donors, the organizations merged to foster efficiency in the overall fundraising process, administration and distribution of funds. Underscoring the need for a strong and transparent partnership with the District, the Foundation has put in place checks and balances through a clear system for grant-making and reporting out on the distribution of funds.
The PEF Board of Directors will continue to be comprised of parents and community members numbering 30 people. Board members (formerly representing PEF and APCP) will serve on one or more of seven different working committees.
Through major fundraising vehicles such as The Giving Campaign, The PEF Endowment and Spring Fling, The Piedmont Education Foundation will continue to fund core programs that help make Piedmont schools excellent. PEF Board members will continue to work closely with Parent Clubs to engage parents and help set annual fundraising goals. Volunteers from the parent and greater community are encouraged to get involved with the various PEF fundraising initiatives, projects and events through the work of the Board subcommittees.