PEF Presents $3,350,402 Grant to PUSD for 2022-23 School Year

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Successful Giving Campaign contributes to teacher salaries, libraries, student support, and more.

The Piedmont Education Foundation (PEF) presented a check for $3,350,402 to the Board of Education for the Piedmont Unified School District (PUSD) at the board’s regularly scheduled meeting on August 24th, 2022.

These funds are the culmination of PEF’s fundraising campaigns from the 2021-2022 school year, most notably through The Giving Campaign. “We are humbled by the generosity of our community,” said Amelie Kappes, Chair of the PEF Board of Directors. “Once again, Piedmont has shown its commitment to our schools and our students.” 

1,216 families contributed to the 2021-2022 Giving Campaign with an average gift of $3,075. This grant provides 42,000 hours of instructional and student support and is an investment of $2,316,000 in teacher salaries, $925,000 in student support staff, and $109,000 in teacher professional development, instructional technology, and classroom supplies. This year’s grant also includes additional funding for mental health counseling, tutoring, and libraries. Visit for more details.

“We are thankful for the hard work of our Giving Campaign chairs, Colleen Allan and Christine Wente von Metzsch, and to the whole Giving Campaign team for their record breaking success,” said Heather Frank, Executive Director of PEF. “They really brought our community together to share the importance of giving to our schools.”

Megan Pillsbury, School Board Vice President, accepted the check on behalf of PUSD. “A huge thank you as always,” said Pillsbury. “With government funding restrictions, we just couldn’t operate the way we do without PEF.”