Pittsford Education Foundation, formerly known as KEEP, ran a campaign this spring that yielded $60,000 worth of donations for grocery cards for our families in need during the COVID-19 quarantine. Pittsford Education Foundation thanks all who donated and were able to provide assistance to hundreds of our families in need.
The mission of Pittsford Education Foundation is to enrich the educational experience for all PCSD students by providing financial resources to support and enhance educational programs beyond what government alone can provide.
This year, PCSD has incurred significant additional expenses as a result of running three different Temporary Learning Models due to COVID-19. PPE and technology costs for this year alone have exceeded $550,000 in unbudgeted expenses. While PCSD has already dedicated over 800 devices to families, the need continues to grow. The Foundation’s goal is to ensure all students have the same access to technology and connectivity.
All donations for this initiative will fund Wi-Fi hot spots and mobile technology in order for all of our students to have the same access to education.
Please consider donating to the Pittsford Education Foundation. Donations can be made in the following ways:
Mailed check addressed to: Pittsford Education Foundation, P.O. Box 243 Pittsford, NY 14534-0243
or electronically at our new website: https://www.pittsfordedufoundation.org/
PEF is a 501(c)(3) - all donations will be recognized by a receipt.
October 2020 Update
Please visit our updated website for more information about the foundation.
July 2020 Update
Dear Alumni, Friends & Neighbors,
Thank you for your strong response to our initial ask.
So far we have been able to help approximately 300 families by providing food and PPE.
Moving forward, we are shifting our focus to provide for families in need of technology resources. To date, PEF has partnered with the Shore Foundation to secure 100 computers for families in need.
We will continue to provide updates on our community outreach efforts. Please check back soon.
April 5, 2020 UpdateDear Alumni, Friends & Neighbors,We are reaching out to you today to ask for help in serving our Pittsford School families who are struggling during this nationwide health and economic crisis. We have all been touched by this crisis BUT some of our families are struggling to put food on the table and need our help now.
Our Pittsford Education Foundation (formerly KEEP) board met and decided to make a donation to purchase food for our struggling families. Our board leadership is in the process of reaching out to our families and has already started delivering meals across our school community.Today we are asking you to consider helping as well. Through May 1, all donations will be going to families that need additional support. We will report back with the number of people we are able to help as this effort grows as well as stories of hope and resilience.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,The Pittsford Education Foundation (formerly KEEP)Jim Spitz
About the Pittsford Education Foundation (formerly KEEP)
The Pittsford School Foundation was founded in 1992. Originally, the Foundation was created to meet the immediate educational needs of the District when the school budget did not pass. Since then, the Foundation has continued to support new educational initiatives in our schools, as well as strengthen community awareness and support of a Pittsford education.
In 2008, the Pittsford School Foundation became Keeping Education Extraordinary in Pittsford (KEEP). The name change reflected its committed focus to support the ongoing enrichment of the K-12 educational program, experiences, and opportunities for students in the Pittsford Central School District, beyond what government alone can provide.
The KEEP Foundation, Keeping Education Extraordinary in Pittsford, is a forward-thinking, independent, not-for-profit school foundation dedicated to the ongoing enrichment of the K-12 educational program of the Pittsford Central School District.
In 2020, the Keep foundation became the Pittsford Education Foundation.
Pittsford Education Foundation (formerly Keep): P.O. Box 243 Pittsford, N.Y. 14534-0243 (585) 267-3587
The Pittsford Education Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.