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 an 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.   Our annual goal is to raise $50,000 to continue the important work we do.  Please make a donation today and impact our students in Peoria Public Schools.


The PPS Foundation was pleased to hold its first annual 365 Breakfast.  The new event is to bring new and old friends and supporters to our school district once a year to share in our support of excellence to our students.  On Thursday, January 7, 2016, the Foundation hosted 200 people to a free breakfast, prepared by our own WCTC culinary students.  At the breakfast the Foundation asks for those who are able to donate a $1 a day / $365 a year to support and grow the work of the Foundation.  The traditional areas of support are the Classroom Grants, Student Scholarships.  Newer areas of focus is student impact through the Horizons Club and Uniform/Clothing needs. Click here to complete your 365 membership.  We need you and your continued support!  Thank you for all who attended, supported our first 365 breakfast. 



The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the expansion of the Horizons Club to all 14 middle schools for the 2015/2016 school year. The Horizons Club intent is to allow students to investigate various industries and occupational possibilities, through lunchtime interaction with speakers who mentor the students as well. Trish O'Shaughnessy is the coordinator of the program. For more details on Horizons Club click here

Adopt-A-School Program


The Adopt-A-School Program has been in Peoria Public Schools for over 30 years.  In 2015, Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat at the all staff meeting in August, listed as one of her priorities to revitalize the Adopt-A-School Program.  

The Peoria Public Schools Foundation is pleased to partner with the Peoria Public Schools, and the Junior League of Peoria on an important and needed collaboration to revitalize the Adopt-A-School program.  

The goal of the program is to work with the community including, businesses and organizations to adopt schools.  The biggest piece to the program is having a coordinated effort, through an employee.  A leader who works closely with the schools and organizations to develop and grow the program.   We have 27 schools, and all have need of this enriched support.The main areas of support through the Adopt-A-School program, is tutoring and mentoring, in kind donations of school supplies or other items and financial support, but not limited to those.  

Sarah Oakford, Adopt-A-School Coordinator

To learn more about the Adopt-A-School program, please feel free to contact Sarah Oakford @ sarah.oakford@psd150.org - (309) 282-5270 ext. 48245

2015 Classroom Grant Newsletter


New this year, highlights and summaries of the 2014 PPS Foundation Classroom Grant Recipients.  Click here to see the newsletter that went out to all District 150 Staff!

Horizons Club story in the Journal Star

Click here to read the story on the Horizons Club in the Peoria Journal Star 11/25/14. 

2013-2014 PPS Foundation Annual Report

Click here to read our first official annual report.  Please feel free to contact our office any time with questions.

Trish O'Shaughnessy and Horizons Club - Champions in Education!

Click here to see the special video highlighting our own Trish O'Shaughnessy and the Horizons Club! 



The Peoria Public Schools Foundation, along with the Community Foundation of Central Illinois (the Rena and Murray Yeoman Family) is pleased to announce the 2015 Classroom Grant Recipients. To see the recipients please click here.  

The 2016 Classroom Grant Application is now available.  Peoria Public Schools teachers and administrators can apply by submitting an application using the link below.   All applications are due by Monday, October 3rd at 5pm. 

New this year is the Field Experience Grant.  This grant gives teachers the opportunity to take learning outside the classroom and into the community. Applications for this grant is also due on Monday, October 3rd at 5pm.  For more detail please click on the link below.

 If you have any questions regarding either of these grants, please feel free to contact the Foundation office during normal business hours.  




PSD 150 Students need our help with school uniforms.  The 2nd annual Uniform Fundraiser was held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Tavern on Prospect from 5-7 p.m. Thank you to everyone who supported our uniform fund.  We had a record year, yes more money raised than ever before for student uniforms.  A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU!  We will have our 3rd Annual fundraiser in February 2017. 


The 2017 Scholarship Applications will be available on our website starting November 1, 2016.  Please come back to our website at that time.  

Please click here to see the list of 2016 PPS Foundation Scholarship recipients.  


We are excited to share we will be hosting our 19th Annual PPS Foundation Golf Outing.  Scott McCord is chairing the event and we are so happy to have him.  His father Mike McCord was a beloved District 150 alumni and friend and past chair of our Golf Outing event for many years. The event will take place on Monday, June 27th at the Country Club of Peoria.  Please contact Cindy.morris@psd150.org if you are interested in a sponsorship, a foursome, golf, or volunteering or donating to our event.  This is our major fundraising event that supports the amazing work we do. From our traditional classroom grants, scholarships, or new areas of support with Horizons Club and uniform/clothing needs.    

Click here to download the golf outing invitation and registration.  

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