Foundation


Platte County Education Foundation

Empowering our community to invest in educational opportunities.  

What is a Foundation?
To enhance and offer educational opportunities, the Platte County Education Foundation with our community provides financial and motivational resources through a collaborative, transparent, and strategic approach. The Platte County Education Foundation (PCEF): 
  • Is a tax exempt, non-profit corporation chartered in 1998
  • Is a part of the Kansas City Community Foundation which allows PCEF to use their investment team to our advantage
  • Administers scholarship funds and innovative classroom teaching grants annually
  • Is actively involved in raising funds from private and corporate sources to support scholarships and enrichment programs throughout the District
  • Is managed by a Board of Directors composed of dedicated community volunteers.

Grants
PCEF is proud to announce five, $500 classroom grant opportunities and one, $1,000 site grant opportunity for our staff to receive this year. The Foundation board has worked hard to develop a simple process for staff to submit their grant proposals. We hope each staff member will consider submitting a proposal for those projects that you have wanted to pursue, but didn't have the funding to move forward.   

Congrats to 2015-16 School Year Grant Recipients!
The Platte County Education Foundation (PCEF) has selected its Site Grant recipient and five Classroom Grant recipients.  Great Beginnings Preschool will receive the $1,000 Site Grant for Lego Education: Let's Build Social Skills Together Activity Program (submitted by Chris Pfaff); Classroom Grants have been awarded to Angela Perkins (Pirate Book Love Classroom Library), Suzanne Morris (Move While I Learn), Sherri Johnson (Creating Communication Opportunities Through Dramatic Play), Jennifer McCutcheon (Math Manipulative Toolboxes), and Krinai Harrison (FUNctional Activities). Please keep your eyes open to see what neat, innovative things will be happening with these dollars.
Scholarships
PCEF's goal is to increase the number of grants and scholarships given out each year.  In 2016, the PCEF gave six student scholarships totaling $6,000. The Foundation scholarships are based on certain specific criteria (academic, community service, needs-based, general, and students going into education). The scholarship applications are available at the high school counselors office in early January and are typically due in March. Contact Sandi Ogden for more information on scholarship applications.
Platte County Education Foundation Board
Tammy Glick
President
Chris Patterson
Vice President 
Stan Palmer
Treasurer
Ruth Swaney
Member
Jennifer Duncan Fain
Member
 Mike Emmick
Member
Dr. Jay Jones
Member
Lenora Miles
Member
 Dr. Mike Reik
Member
Brad Meyer
Member
Sandi Ogden
Member
Cortney McQueen
Member
 

Ways to Support the PCEF
Any person wanting to support the PCEF may do so by making a tax deductible contribution to Platte County Education Foundation, 998 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, Missouri. Make a donation in honor of, or in memory of someone special.

The Platte County Education Foundation sells Major Saver cards during the fall of each year. These cards offer 19 buy-one-get-one-free offers from area businesses. There are two cards available for $15 each; one featuring businesses in Platte City (north) and one featuring businesses along the Barry Road corridor (south). Consider buying one or both!

National Bank of Kansas City, also offers a Pirate debit card that benefits the PCEF. Get your Pirate logo-designed debit card by opening an account with National Bank and a certain percent of all 'credit" swipes will be donated back to PCEF. 

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