Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education
A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
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Foundation Committee

President & CEO:
James Dempsey

Vice President & COO:
Susan Smith

Treasurer & CFO:
Kathy Fencik

Secretary &
Executive Assistant
Michele Hart

Committee Members:
Charlene Archer
Sande Cranwell
Marie Foley-Danecker
Christine Duane
Harry Ferguson
Regina Foley
Ed Gilmore
Noelle Grcic
Dave Johnson
Maureen Martin

Key Documents

Letter to the Community

Donation Form

2012 HOF Brochure

Former Student Leadership honorees give back - Again!

The Foundation is extremely pleased to again recognize alumni David and Elizabeth (Bossard) Micheletti for their second generous donation of $2,500 to support our Leadership Grant program. The Michelettis made an identical donation in June 2013. Dave was a Leadership honoree in the first group in 1998 and Beth in the second group in 1999. The Leadership Grant program recognizes 10 senior students with awards of $500 each.

Thanks again Dave and Beth for supporting this program! We hope that your donation will inspire other Panther alumni to support their alma mater by volunteering their time or with donations.

Ocean First Charity Challenge

Thank you to all who participated in our fundraiser for the "Be On Point" initiative, promoting and supporting respect, responsibility and pride among both high school and middle school students. Through your generosity, we raised a total of $1,870. The purpose of Be On Point is to motivate students to take responsibility for their actions, and to demonstrate pride with school, family and community. In addition to creating a positive school environment, the program's primary goal is to reduce discipline problems and bullying issues and increase student attendance.

Even though the Charity Challenge has ended, you can still support this great program by visiting our Be On Point page on the Ocean First Chartiy Challenge website and view the great video that was made by the high-school students. Give whatever you can -- every donation makes a difference, no matter how small. All donations are tax deductible.

Foundation inducts four new members into HOF

The Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education held its 16th Annual Hall of Fame dinner on February 28, recognizing three Point Pleasant High School alumni and one community member for all of their work giving back to the school district. The four new members are Jeff King, Class of 1979, Richard “Rick” McGarry, class of 1980, and Rebecca Hoffmaster Muraglia, Class of 1990. Christine Vogler was inducted as a community member during the event, which was held at the Crystal Point.

In addition to the HOF inductions, the Foundation awarded 10 graduating seniors $500 leadership grants to be used to further their education. This year, the seniors selected by the Foundation for their leadership in school extracurricular and academics are Jamie Gilmore, Elizabeth Brennan, Emily Smith, Kiera O’Gorman, Travis Dunham, Thomas Martin, Colleen Callander, Julie Welde, Samuel Haber and Angelo Falabella. The Foundation also recognized 12 faculty members for their dedication to the students.

Attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner, and the cast of the high school spring musical, “Meet Me in St. Louis” entertained the crowd with some musical numbers.

According to Foundation President and CEO James Dempsey, 289 people attended the dinner this year, which will help to raise money for next’s year scholarships and grants.

2013 Triathlon

Our 2013 Sprint Triathlon had over 240 participants in 8 different events and raised over $2,500 for the Foundation. The 2014 Triathlon will take place on Sunday, Oct 5th.

Please visit the DQ Events website for details and more information including fees and route maps.

Contact the Foundation if you have any questions.

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