It's almost time for online registration, and we wanted to give you an update!
July 12, 2016 Issue
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2017-18 Giving Fund Campaign Kick-off!
Another school year is almost upon us, and with that comes a new online registration process. PPIE is part of that process! You will find us there, continuing our partnership with Pleasanton families, to support our schools through our Annual Giving Fund Campaign. You will be able to make your annual donation to PPIE when you make your school purchases through Future Fund or Donate Now directly on the PPIE website.
As you know, we are the 501(c)3 non-profit foundation supporting all Pleasanton students, helping maintain high quality education by raising funds for critical programs and services district-wide. Thanks to the generosity of our community, PPIE has provided funding for instructional coaches (providing support to teachers and students with technology, early literacy and math), technology needs at all schools, technology specialists and smaller class sizes in recent years.

Most high quality districts in the Bay Area fill the California school funding gap with parcel taxes and/or supplemental community funding at an average donation of $1,000 per student.  Since Pleasanton does not have a parcel tax, PPIE relies on donations from the community to maintain high quality education and provide state of the art resources.  PPIE's suggested annual donation is $350 per student, or any amount that is meaningful to your family.

Please make your annual donation via Future Fund or Donate Now right here on our website. Thank you so much for your support of our students!
Changes at PPIE?
Although the PPIE Board recently embarked on a search for a new Executive Director, the volunteers and Board members who drive our organization's success, and the success of the Giving Fund, remain hard at work. We'd like to say thank you to outgoing director, Susan Hayes, for her years of service with us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our Executive Team officers: President Stephen Hilton, Vice President Kelly French, Treasurer Laurie Walker-Whiteland, Past President Bob Miller, or Secretary Jodie Fialho. For more information, please see our Press Release.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please see our Request for Candidates. If you have any questions, please contact President Stephen Hilton.

In addition, we would like to warmly welcome new PUSD Superintendent Rick Rubino to the Board of PPIE, and announce that Jim Hansen will remain with us as a community Board member. We're looking forward to another great year!
Final Giving Fund 2016-17 Update
your last year's dollars at work in the upcoming school year!
"We continue to be humbled by the generosity of our families, teachers, partners, and companies as we all strive to deliver against our mutual goal of excellence in education," said PPIE Board President Bob Miller. "From the Giving Fund to the PPIE Run for Education and everything in between, we accomplished so much this year and we did it together!"

Follow the links below for the details on each area:

Giving Fund Campaign 2016-17
Innovative Education Grants
$ 46,274
Innovative Student Grants
$  4,375
Grants for Student Competitions
$  2,000
Total Donation May 2016

2016 Check Presentation

Together we can make such a difference for our children! If you'd like to get more involved, please contact us at Executive Director or just use our Volunteer Sign-up on the website, it is that easy!


Stephen Hilton, PPIE President
Joan Laursen, PPIE Communications

Quality Education is Built on a Strong Foundation