Student Grant Apps Due!
Student Grants
PPIE provides grants to fund up to $500 of student projects or special events that support student achievement in all areas.  

Deadline for the Student Grant applications is December 2nd!

New this year! Your student can apply online! Check out all the info at PPIE Student Grants.
Run to sign up! to volunteer, that is...
Of course you have already saved the date, right? April 17, 2016!!

Run for Education logo
But that is right around the corner for all the wonderful volunteers who make this event such a success! And they need a few more fantastic folks to join them. With two great co-chairs like Kelly French and Bryan Gillette, you're sure to have a blast!

Just shoot an email to Kelly at and she'll find just the right fit for you!
Giving Fund update!
We had a very successful start to the school year, thanks to all our amazing donors! We will continue to build on our success throughout the year, culminating in our community-building premier event - the Pleasanton Run for Education in April! If you haven't yet made your donation, it is never too late! Need to double-check to see if you are on our list of donors?

Elementary School Level
Middle School Level
High School Level
Other-use as needed
$ 11,800
Total 2016-17 Giving Fund
Donate! Match it! Done!
Did you know you can increase your donation without spending another dime? That's where Corporate Matching comes in.

Corporate Matching
How does it work? 
When you donate to PPIE, a 501(c)3 non-profit, your employer may match that donation at no extra cost to you. This is money your employer has already set aside to benefit organizations you, their employee, support. A corporate match can increase your donation by one-third to sometimes twice the amount- without spending another cent of your own money.

How To Apply for Corporate Match
You - the employee/donor - are the only person who can initiate the corporate match process with your company, and each company has its own process. PPIE cannot initiate the process on your behalf.

Check out all the info and get matching on our website at PPIE Corporate Matching!
Together we can make such a difference for our children! If you'd like to get more involved, please contact Executive Director Susan Hayes or just use our Volunteer Sign-up on the website, it is that easy!


Joan Laursen, PPIE Communications

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