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

Key Documents

Letter to the Community

Donation Form

2012 HOF Brochure

Foundation inducts 5 new members at 2015 ceremony

The Foundation had a very successful Hall of Fame dinner at the Crystal Point on March 6. More than 375 people attended. We honored five Hall of Fame inductees, nine faculty members, and 10 senior student Leaders. The Foundation was able to raise the funding need to cover half the cost of the $5000 in Student Leadership grants that we presented to the 10 senior students at the dinner. The other half of the cost of the grants was covered by a donation to the Foundation. We also had some remaining funding that we applied towards our commitment to fund technology upgrades for the High School Media Center.

Please visit the Hall of Fame section for more information.

Media Center Upgrades

The Foundation has initiated a new CrowdRise campaign to raise funding for upgrading the Media Centers/libraries in the District’s 4 schools. Go Immediate effort is to finance the upgrade/replacement of 22 computers in the high school Media Center, replacing old Windows-based technology with Chromeboxes and large LED screens, using cloud-based computing. This configuration conforms with the School District’s evolving technology architecture. It will be more cost effective and easier to administer and control, and will give the students and faculty access to school work from school, home or mobile devices over a more secure environment.

This new configuration will also provide faster and more efficient platforms for accomplishing research on the internet and taking on-line standardized tests, such as the PARCC. Longer term is to accomplish similar upgrades for the middle and grammar schools to bring them more in line with 21st century library/media center capabilities and functionality.

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.

2014 Triathlon

The Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education's Treasure Island Sprint Triathlon was held Oct. 5
at Riverfront Park and surrounding streets. The event raises funds that the Foundation uses to support the Point Pleasant school district with funds for the Summer Reading Program and $500 each to 10 senior students selected for Leadership grants, as well as other areas outside the normal school budget.

We had a very successful event, and raised over $3,000. There were over 340 participants, including 51 in the children's event. Participants vied in one of 7 events. The Swim Triathlon, consisting of a 1/4 mile swim, 10.5 miles on the bike, and then finishing with a run of 3 miles. The Duathon was a run and bike event, starting with running 2 miles, then biking 10.5 miles, and finishing by running another 3 miles. The AquaBike (swim and run) started with a 1/4 mile swim and then finished with riding a bike 10.5 miles.

The kayak race had competitions in the single, two-person team, or three-person team events, with each starting with 1.5 miles in the kayak, then biking 10.5 miles, and finishing with a run of 3 miles. The childrens' event had a 100 yard swim, 8/10 mile bike, and 6/10 mile run for the 7-10 year old participants, and a 200 yard swim, 1.75 mile bike, and 1.25 mile run for the 11-14 year old participants.

Some event photos are posted at the bottom of Our Mission page. Please visit the DQ Events website for more information. 
Contact the Foundation if you have any questions.

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.

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