2014-15 Giving Fund Results
Partnerships Turn Dreams to Reality
We are pleased to announce the results of the 2014-2015 Giving Fund Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our community, PPIE raised $445,000 for the Giving Fund that will directly benefit the students of the Pleasanton Unified School District during the 2014-2015 school year.

This amazing show of community support for the Pleasanton schools fell just shy of the organization's ability to achieve all of the funding goals set forth by the Education Foundation Committee last spring. As a result, the PPIE Board of Directors voted to contribute an additional $106,000 from discretionary funds generated through various other fundraising events during the year.  

PPIE's donation at this time to the school district for the 2014-2015 school year totals $551,000! Please note, this figure does not include the Innovative Education Grant Awards nor the Student Competition Grants expected to be announced in the next couple of weeks. A complete picture of PPIE's overall contribution to enhancing education in Pleasanton will be available later this spring.

The Education Foundation Committee also set a non-monetary campaign goal to increase participation at the school sites. To acknowledge the increased commitment and participation during the campaign, the board included $15,500 to be allocated in the form of a Participation Award.

The following outlines the funding breakdown for the combined Giving Fund/General Fund donation from PPIE that will benefit the elementary, middle and high school levels.  

  • 28:1 Class Size Reduction for K-TK district-wide (completely funded by PPIE at $221,000)
  • 1 Chromebook for each of the 230 elementary classrooms district-wide to support the school district's technology plan goal of having a 1:3 device-to-student ratio in every elementary classroom (completely funded by PPIE technology funds at $69,000)
Middle School:
  • $95,500 of combined Giving Fund/General Fund monies distributed to schools on a per-pupil basis, with supplements as noted below *.
High School:
  • $68,500 of combined Giving Fund/General Fund monies distributed to the two comprehensive high schools on a per-pupil basis, with supplements as noted below *.
  • $5,000 distributed to Village/Horizon High School
  • The hiring of one additional Technology Instructional Coach available for in-service training to instructional staff (completely funded by PPIE funds at $90,000)
  • $2,000 distributed to the PUSD Special Needs Preschool ($500 per classroom)


* Distribution for MS & HSHartHarvest ParkPleasantonAmadorFoothill
% Raised by Site by Level for PPIE Giving Fund28%56%16%77%23%

Per Pupil Calculation Distribution$25,000$28,000$28,000$33,500$27,000
Supplemental to Meet Amount Raised at Site

Parrticipation Award$2,500$5,000
Total to be given to each Site$27,500$38,500$29,500$40,000$28,500


Pleasanton Run for Education
What a wonderful day!


We'll have a full update for you with all the great details from Sunday's 2nd Annual Run for Education in the next newsletter, but just know it was a tremendously successful day! Registrations were up, runners were happy, and the sense of community was fabulous! 
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Susan Hayes, Executive Director
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