Early Bird pricing ends March 14th!
Early Bird Run logo

The time is here! Registration is now open for the Run for Education on April 17, 2016!! Prices GO UP on Mar 14 -- Get in Early

If you have ever thought about running a 5k, 10K or 15K or if you want your kids to burn off some excess energy, join us on April 17, 2016 for the 4th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education with the proceeds benefiting your schools. We also have a Kids Challenge for the lil' ones. All runners get a shirt, finisher's medal, goody bag, food, & entertainment.

The PPIE Run For Education is not only a way to raise funds for the schools, but it is also a community building event. Come on out and run, walk, or cheer.

Register at www.ppierun.com by March 14th to get the reduced price. Also all PUSD employees get 50% off the already-reduced price. Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for running tips.

Of course, we do have a friendly little participation competition going on as usual. Village High School has edged out the lead over Foothill and Amador! And look at our Special Needs Preschool families go!

Run Participation 20160306

Giving Fund Update
February 29, 2016
We're coming up on the end of this year's Giving Fund, culminating in our community-building premier event - the Pleasanton Run for Education in next month. 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 Level$190K
Middle School Level$125K
High School Level$118K
Other-use as needed$  20K
Total as of 2/29/16$453K

Watch for us at an upcoming School Board meeting where we will make our first big donation!
A Sign of Good Things to Come!
Have you ever had a hard time finding the PPIE office at 333 Division St? Well, after 29 years since PPIE's founding, we have a sign!  PPIE Board members and volunteers were joined by community, school and business partners on February 18th for the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for our new sign.

Ribbon Cutting

East Bay Gives!
May 3, 2016
We're proud to announce that PPIE will participate in East Bay Gives 2016, a 24-hour day of online giving in collaboration with Give Local America. This is the third year that the East Bay Community Foundation has hosted this popular event to connect donors far and wide with East Bay nonprofit organizations working on critical issues in the Alameda and Contra Costa county regions.

East Bay Gives

East Bay Gives 2016, also called EBG 2016, is set for May 3, 2016. East Bay Gives helps nonprofit organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties raise funds for causes right in our own backyards and builds awareness among potential donors.

Watch for more info as we gear up for the big day!

Thank you to the Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund!
PW Holiday Fund Donation
The annual Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund is a community-driven giving program that has become a tradition in Pleasanton. This year, PPIE was honored to again be named one of the beneficiaries. Last Thursday, the f
oundation received a check in the amount of $9,530.00 at the awards luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton. PPIE wishes to thank PW President Gina Channell-Allen and Publisher/Editor Jeb Bing, as well as the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, for continuing this program which benefits so many worthy causes in our community. 

A Crazy Little Thing Called Love!
April 14th, 7:30 pm
Do you love music? Especially music education? Well, Pleasanton Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation (PSEE) is hosting an amazing benefit to support music in our schools. Last year's event was sold out - so don't delay - get your tickets today at Firehouse Arts Center
PSEE Concert

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

Quality Education is Built on a Strong Foundation