Why do we need a Foundation?

In spite of its successes, the Penfield Central School District, like others in the state and across the country, is confronted by the increasing challenge of funding public education. The Penfield Education Foundation is committed to supporting school initiatives by providing an alternative source of funding.                                             

How will contributions be used?

The Penfield Education Foundation will use contributions to provide financial support and enrich programs within the Penfield Central School District for the benefit of its students.  For example, the Foundation’s teacher grant program (WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM?) will directly impact the learning experience for our children. Grants from the Foundation will help finance educational opportunities outside of the District’s operating budget. The grants enable teachers and staff members to create innovative programs within their classrooms, purchase equipment, and provide materials to create hands-on projects for students that enhance their educational experience.  

Additionally, the Foundation supports and administers various scholarships to support a variety of educational opportunities for high school seniors. 

Are there other Education Foundations? 

Yes, many school districts across the country have established foundations to support excellence in education. Locally, within Monroe County, a number of schools districts have active foundations including Fairport, Victor, West Irondequoit, and Hilton. 

How can I contribute? 

To donate by check, please make your check payable to “Penfield Education Foundation,” and mail it to:

Penfield Education Foundation
P.O. 377
Penfield, New York 14526 

To donate online, please use the “Donate” button below for a secure, online donation. 

Penfield Education Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Financial contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your accountant for advice and guidance if you should have any questions.

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