PaPEF is excited to offer education, training and resources specific to the needs of Pennsylvania public education foundations. Education foundations are vital to the success of public school districts. The National School Foundation Association has found in a 2008 survey that school districts find foundations offer increased awareness of school needs, improve access to academic and educational opportunities and foster community involvement in support of education.
As the association that serves school boards for the benefit of stronger schools and a stronger Pennsylvania, PSBA also recognizes the importance of providing opportunities to those organizations that work daily to assist their local school districts for the benefit of student success.
As a subscriber to PaPEF through your school district’s PSBA membership (at no additional fee the first year), benefits include:
- Asking Matters Membership, including fundraising resources
- Nonprofit Risk Management Center membership news, resources and educational opportunities
- UPStream Grants Office access
- Educational symposiums with scholarship opportunities
- Networking events
- Educational webinars for foundation staff and board members
Additionally, PSBA is developing resources to help its member districts and their communities start foundations. As there has been an increase of interest in starting foundations, especially in response to the previous PA budget impasse, PSBA and PaPEF have a commitment to guide schools in creating foundations to grow additional and diversified resources to support their students.