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 announces 2015 HOF date, inductees

The Point Pleasant Foundation for Excellence in Education will hold its 17th Annual Hall of Fame dinner on March 6 at the Crystal Point. The event will feature the induction of the following Point Pleasant High School alumni into the school's Hall of Fame: Marie Lucier-Woodruff (’73); Darren Arms (’81) posthumously; Bill Transue (’83); Dr. Bruce Stamos (’97); and Kurt Pellegrino (’98). The Foundation will also induct Lincoln Jividen as a Community Member.

In addition, the Foundation will recognize individual community members and teachers for their outstanding efforts and work for the school district, and award graduating seniors with leadership grants to be used to further their education.

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.

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.
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