Frequently Asked Questions

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  • We hope this section provides you with answers to your questions. If not, please contact the KEEP Foundation at 585-267-3587.

  • When was KEEP established?

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    The KEEP Foundation was founded as the Pittsford School Foundation 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 known as Keeping Education Extraordinary in Pittsford (KEEP). This name change reflects 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.

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  • What does the KEEP Foundation support?

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    The KEEP Foundation’s  goal is to connect the Pittsford Central School District with community resources to advance excellence, as well as to enrich educational experiences beyond what the government provides. The Foundation also focuses on ways to continuously improve our schools. 

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  • Who runs the Foundation and decides how the money gets spent?

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    The KEEP Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors that includes the Superintendent of Schools, well-respected members of the community, residents and PCSD alumni. The Board makes spending decisions based on current initiatives and District need.

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  • If I give to the Foundation, how will my money be used?

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    Donations will be used to help fund the various initiatives of KEEP. The Foundation's focus varies based on the District's strategic initiatives. To learn about the Foundation’s current initiatives, please go to the Initiatives section of the site.

     

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  • How do I make a donation to KEEP?

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    Donations in any amount can be made to KEEP by check, credit card (processed via PayPal) or wire transfer.  Bequests are also accepted. The KEEP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and contributions are tax deductible.

    Questions about donations can be directed to 585-267-3587.

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  • Can I designate my gift in honor or memory of someone?

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    Yes; to make a donation to the Foundation in honor or memory of someone, please designate this on your donor form. 

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  • Can I designate the KEEP Foundation in my United Way contribution?

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    Yes; to make a donation to the Foundation in honor or memory of someone, please designate this on your donor form. 

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  • How can I get involved with KEEP besides making a donation?

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    The Foundation is always looking for community members who want to get involved.

    If interested in volunteering or involvement opportunities, please fill out our Volunteer/Get to Know You Form.

     

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    Keep Foundation: P.O. Box 243 Pittsford, N.Y. 14534-0243   (585) 267-3587

    The KEEP Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.