POSTED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 8:35pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 8:44pm
Longview, TX — Pine Tree Education Foundation recently announced that the Anchor Club, a new employee giving campaign, has raised $13,500 to directly benefit educational grants. All proceeds which were donated by 276 PTISD employees are dedicated to supporting grants that will pay for new teaching and learning experiences and equipment. Pine Tree Primary, Intermediate and ExCEL campuses achieved 100% participation.
“Our campus is proud to support the efforts of PT Education Foundation,” said Becky Balboa, Pine Tree Primary Principal. “Many of our faculty and staff are Pine Tree graduates and understand the significant impact a donation makes towards the education of our students.”
Pine Tree Education Foundation President, Jennifer Harris expressed gratitude about the response from faculty and staff who personally support the Foundation. “Their generosity will directly impact the lives of students across the district,” she said. “We hope the Pine Tree community will also support the Foundation during the holiday season. Our goal is to match the Anchor Club gifts to double our impact in the classroom.”
The Pine Tree Education Foundation provides a critical level of financial support for our school district. Since its inception in 2003, the Foundation’s volunteer Board of Directors has awarded 76 classroom grants totaling nearly $150,000 to Pine Tree teachers to support educational programs and projects. Program areas include:
• Professional Development Experiences
• Instruction Equipment, Opportunities, Resources
• Scholarships for College Credit & Certifications
For more information about the Pine Tree Education Foundation or to give a tax deductible gift, go to ptisd.org/foundation, or contact Amada Pitre, firstname.lastname@example.org , 903-295-5021.