What You Can Do

Your gift will be placed in permanent endowment to generate income for years to come or may be directed to support programs and priorities that have been carefully reviewed, researched, and planned, or, if you wish, you may establish a new fund for a new initiative.
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Support the students "Right Now"

The PPS Foundation is making it easier for donors to choose how they can make an impact on student achievement Right Now. The Foundation has created a new annual giving program. To designate a particular destination for your donation, simply indicate the "Right Now Fund" on the online donation form OR use the printable pledge card.   

Where Your Dollars Go

From sticking families, communities and schools together, with the help of a little duct tape, to providing financial opportunities for students to further their education.
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Horizons Club

Career Exploration Program

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce a new program for middle school students.  The Horizons Club intent is to allow students to investigate various industries and occupational possibilities.  This program will start in mid-January for the rest of the school year.  Three schools will have the lunch time club for students including 6th, 7th and 8th graders. (Rolling Acres, Calvin Coolidge and Von Steuben).   The investigations will be web-based learning as well as a speaker series featuring professionals from a wide variety of industries. A year-end career fair will be coordinated by the students in the club.  We welcome Trish O'Shaunessy who will be leading this effort.

The Right Now Fund and the Fine Arts

Friday, October 21, 2011
Through the generosity of donors to the Right Now Fund, music students throughout Peoria Public Schools were treated to an entertaining evening.  The students were encouraged to enter a essay contest describing how music impacted their lives.  Twenty students enjoyed a special evening including a nice dinner, tickets to Wicked and transportation. Read More


2014 PPS Foundation Student Scholarships

Please click here to go directly to the PPS Foundation Scholarship home page.  

2013 Classroom Grant Program

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation and Community Foundation of Central Illinois (Murray and Rena Yeomans Fund) are pleased to announce the 2013 Classroom Grant recipients. 

Click here to see the 2013 Classroom Grant List.

2013 Peoria Public Schools Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Please click here to see the list of the 2013 Peoria Public Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients.  Congratulations!

With your help we can do remarkable things.

Quality education for Peoria’s children is not just a school issue but an issue for the entire community. Private gifts from caring people can make an amazing difference in the lives of young people and in the future prosperity of our city. School foundations are essential to quality education in America today.

Your gift to the Peoria Public Schools Foundation strengthens opportunities for our students today and makes excellent education here sustainable well into the future. Include support for public education in your annual giving; include support for public education in your will. Preparing young people for successful lives is one of the greatest contributions you can make.

The 17th Annual PPS Foundation Golf Outing

The 17th Annual Peoria Public Schools Foundation Golf Outing date has been set for Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Country Club of Peoria.  Last years event raised close to $50,000, a 10% increase from the previous year.  Please click here to download your 2014 invitation.  Please feel free to contact the Foundation office at (309) 672-6738 with any questions.

Peoria Public Schools Foundation would like to recognize all its donors. Learn More.

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