Upcoming PPS Foundation Events: Please join us!

Save the Date for the following events!  Check back for more information on each event.

  • The Wine and Whiskey Walk at Junction City - Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1-6 PM
  • 4th Annual 365 Breakfast at Woodruff Career and Technical Center - Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:15 AM
  • 2nd Annual Schoolhouse Open Mini Golf event at various downtown Peoria locations - Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • The PPS Foundation's Appreciation Reception at TBD - Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:30-7 PM
  • 22nd Annual Golf Outing at the Country Club of Peoria - Monday, June 24, 2019

Past PPS Foundation Events

Back to School - Brats & Brew – Held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at the Peoria Riverfront Museum

New this year!  We celebrated the start of a new school year with a successful event that raised money to purchase uniforms for Peoria Public School students.  A huge thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event.  An especially big thank you to our event sponsors: CMI (Commericial Mechanical, Inc), Associated Bank and Mosquito Authority. This event also couldn't have been possible without the support of Peoria Riverfront Museum, Dexter O'Neal & the Funkyard, Cami Proctor, Alwan & Sons Meat Company, Uncle Bob's Homemade Ice Cream, and Kitchen Cooked Chips. 

We raised over $2700-- which will allow us to purchase hundreds of new uniform shirts and pants for students in need.  Our goal is to raise a total of $10,000 during this school year.  Our Uniform Fund has helped thousands of students who otherwise would not have proper clothing for school.  Please help us reach this goal by clicking here to donate today. You will truly be making a difference in the life of a student!


21st Annual Golf Outing – Held on Monday, June 25, 2018 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.


Events held during the 2017-18 School Year:


365 Breakfast – Held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 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 27, 2018 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 8, 2018 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 25, 2018 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 10, 2018 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

















Amanda Campbell, Dan Adler and Andrea Tortora                                                                                                                                                          Greg Tomlins


 South-West Kiwanis Club of Peoria