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Upcoming PPS Foundation Events: Please join us!

    Back to School - Brats & Brew – Thursday, August 23rd – Sun Plaza at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

    • New this year!  Celebrate the start of a new school year and raise money to purchase uniforms for Peoria Public School students.
    • Tickets are $35 and will include (2) beers from Fox Pub (or soda), (1) brat from Alwan's, Kitched Cooked chips, and Uncle Bob's ice cream plus an evening of listening to the musical talents of Dexter O'Neal and Funk Yard and Richwoods High School student Cami Proctor.
    • All proceeds will go to the PPS Foundation's Uniform Fund to purchase brand new uniforms and coats for students in need.  A $15 donation is enough to buy a complete uniform for a student.
    • Must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

    Purchase your ticket online today by clicking the "Pay Now" link at the top of this page


    Thank you so much to our event sponsors!  We are truly grateful for your support!


      Past PPS Foundation Events

      365 Breakfast – Held on Thursday, January 11th from 7:15 - 8:30 AM – Woodruff Career & Technical Center

      Click here to view pictures from this year's 3rd Annual Breakfast.  Thank you to all who attended!


      Peoria School House Open – Held on Saturday, January 27th at 11:00 AM – Downtown Peoria

      The first year was a success with 18 teams participating and $2500 raised for Peoria Public Schools!  Thank you to all those who participated.  Watch for details to come for next year's event.  


      Uniform Fundraiser – Held on Thursday, February 8th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM – Tavern on Prospect

      Thank you to all those who attended and generously donated.  So far we have raised about $9,000 towards our goal of $10,000 this year.  A $15 donation will allow us to purchase two brand new polo shirts and a pair of uniform pants for a student who in need.  


      Deirdre Purcell Collins Math Award Reception – Held on Wednesday, April 25th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Media Room at the PPS Administration Building

      Congratulations to all 24 seventh grade girls from Peoria Public Schools who received this award!  Thank you to Mariah Smith for being the keynote speaker this year and to Brenda Gibbons for telling us about Deirdre's life and her passion for math.


      Appreciation Reception – Held on Thursday, May 10th from 5:30 - 7 PM in the Commons at Woodruff Career & Technical Center.  

      Thank you to all of our supporters!  We had a fantastic year because of your generosity.  Congratulations to our award winners this year!

      • PPS Foundation Supporters of the Year - Dan Adler, Amanda Campbell and Andrea Tortora  
      • Horizons Partner of the Year - Greg Tomlins
      • Adopt-A-School Partner of the Year - South-West Kiwanis Club of Peoria


      21st Annual Golf Outing – Held on Monday, June 25th at Country Club of Peoria

      Thank you all who contributed to making the 21st Annual Golf Outing one of the best yet!  We were able to raise $55,000 to support the different programs we administer throughout the year.  Our next Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Country Club of Peoria.  Please save the date and look for more information to be posted in the early months of 2019.
















      Amanda Campbell, Dan Adler and Andrea Tortora                                                                                                                                                          Greg Tomlins


       South-West Kiwanis Club of Peoria