Posted November 14, 2016
Plymouth Education Foundation's first-time beneﬁt event, Party With A Purpose, held Nov. 4 at the Wade House Visitor Center, was a signiﬁcant success, raising more than $102,000 to enhance the educational experience for students enrolled in the Plymouth School District.
More than 200 attendees showed support for public education and sustaining a tradition of providing a high-quality education in Plymouth. The PEP Rally theme along with the energy and excitement of the attendees coming together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the current Plymouth High School building to honor the past and build for the future, the next 50 years, contributed to the generous donations made that evening that will make a difference for all students and the future of our community.
More than $16,000 was raised during the live auction, Raise Your Paw, and will go directly to help support the new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – STEAM – integrated curriculum and innovative lab at Riverview Middle School.
The net proceeds of this event will be used to expand the foundation’s mission of enhancing the educational experience for students in all five district schools: PHS, Riverview, Fairview Elementary School, Horizon Elementary School and Parkview Elementary School. The foundation provides funding for grants to enhance academic enrichment, extracurricular activities, professional development and connecting students with their futures and the community. It also provides funds for capital projects that prepare students for 21st century learning as well as scholarships for higher education to two-year technical schools and four-year colleges/universities. The foundation will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, and your support will allow it to continue its mission to make a difference in our schools and our community.
Donations to the Plymouth Education Foundation, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, provides a reliable source of revenue separate from restricted public funding to keep pace with advances in technology, maintain a rigorous curriculum, and provide modern learning environments that prepare students for future careers.
The foundation's 16-person board of directors and its dedicated volunteers will continue to work hard partnering with the school district to meet and exceed the needs of all students – direct entry into the workforce, two-year technical school, and four-year college/university – to be career ready and prepared for success in life.
If you were unable to attend the Foundation's Party With A Purpose and would still like to contribute to support a high-quality education in Plymouth for all students enrolled in the Plymouth School District, please follow this link to make a donation to the Plymouth Education Foundation's $50 for 50 more years campaign at www.plymouthedfoundation.org.