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

President & CEO:
Matt Gray

Vice President & COO:
Michele Hart

Treasurer & CFO:
Kathy Fencik

Secretary &
Executive Assistant
James Dempsey

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

Key Documents

Letter to the Community

Donation Form

2015 HOF Brochure

BBB BBQ Fundraiser

The Foundation is excited to announce that it will be hosting a new local fundraising event called "BORO, BIKES AND Backyard BBQ'S." The date is September 24, 2016. The event is a self-guided bike tour of some of Point Pleasant's finest backyards. It will give "the locals" a chance to take in the last days of summer by biking through our beautiful town, stopping for a sample local food and taking a chance on winning some amazing prizes!!

Please complete and return the BBB BBQ Registration Form to be a part of this great day! Looking forward to seeing you on the 24th!

Foundation Inducts Five New Members During 2016 HOF Dinner

The Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education welcomed five new members into the Point Pleasant Boro High School Hall of Fame during its annual HOF Dinner on March 4 at the Crystal Point.

The alumni inducted were Ed Polhemus, Class of 1967; Wendi Youm, Class of 1991; Christopher Constantio, Class of 1992; and Scott Brady, Class of 2000. The community member inductee was Corinne Brennan, a retired high school teacher.

More information on the 2016 Dinner, including bios of the inductees and a downloadable Dinner Journal, are posted in the Hall of Fame section. It also includes information on past inductees.

Media Center Upgrades

The Foundation has donated $37,300 to the District to accomplish a major renovation of the High School's Media Center. Initially, the Foundation provided $7,300 in 2015 to finance the upgrade/replacement of 22 computers in the high school Media Center.

The funding was used to replace old Windows-based technology with Chromebooks and large LED screens, using 
cloud-based computing. This configuration conforms to the District's evolving technology architecture and provided faster and more efficient platforms for accomplishing research on the internet and taking on-line standardized tests, such as the PARCC. Recently, the Foundation provided another $30,000 to the District to purchase new furniture and workstations that will facilitate the ability of students to collaborate on team projects and to better share ideas.

Longer term, the Foundation wants to raise funds to accomplish upgrades in the Media Centers of the middle and grammar schools to bring them more in line with 21st century media center capabilities and functionality.

The Foundation has an ongoing CrowdRise campaign to raise funding for upgrading the Media Centers/libraries in the District's 4 schools You can support this effort by visiting our Media Centers Upgrade CrowdRise page. Give whatever you can -- every donation makes a difference, no matter how small. All donations are tax deductible.

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