Piedmont Education Foundation to Award $3 million to Piedmont Schools
On Friday, May 15, 2020 the PEF Grants Committee met to recommend that funds raised by PEF through the year be distributed to PUSD. The PEF Board voted to approve this recommendation on May 20. The PEF Grants Committee is made up of representatives from Parents Clubs, Support Groups, PEF Board Members, and the greater Piedmont community. They are aided by PUSD and PEF staff members and meet four times a year to review expenditures from prior year grants and determine how future grant funds should be disseminated. This year the Grants Committee tightened its focus on priority programs and developed a method to equitably distribute funds for use by the district for all six of its schools based on the number of students enrolled in those schools.
PUSD had already included most of this grant in their budget for next year, but the additional funds from a successful Giving Campaign will be extremely helpful as the district works to mitigate the effect of the state’s budget deficit.
Click here for a brief breakdown of the distribution by school and category. More information will be available this summer via the PEF Patron.
Throughout the year, PEF raises funds in a number of ways, most notably through the Giving Campaign, which this year exceeded all expectations. The success of the Giving Campaign means that, despite the cancellation of most of our Spring fundraising, PEF is able to grant over $3 million to PUSD for use next year.
About the Piedmont Education Foundation (PEF)
Piedmont Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide sustained financial support to Piedmont schools through fundraising and community engagement. Led by a 22-member volunteer board of directors and supported by a professional office staff, PEF oversees the Giving Campaign, Spring Fling, the Student Directory, and much more. Visit PiedmontEdFoundation.org to learn more.
The Piedmont Unified School District is a student-centered ecosystem that strives to provide an equitable, inclusive and stimulating educational environment for the over 2,500 students at the six school sites in the district – Beach Elementary, Havens Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, Piedmont Middle, Millennium High, and Piedmont High. On California’s standard tests, PUSD is among the highest ranking public unified school districts in the State.