The Peninsula Schools Education Foundation, incorporated in October 1995, is an independent, non-profit community organization under IRS code section 501 ( c ) (3 ). A volunteer Board of Directors, made up of community members governs the Foundation, each bringing with them a diverse background. Twenty five percent of the funds raised are invested and placed in an Endowment fund.
The Peninsula Schools Education Foundation is an organization of community members dedicated to raising funds that enhance public education in the Peninsula School District. Foundation board members strengthen the relationship between the district and the community, developing resources for teachers.
- To encourage quality educational projects and activities.
- To serve as a catalyst for public-private partnerships.
- To raise awareness of the responsibility that we share for the quality of our local schools.
Peninsula School District, located in Gig Harbor, Washington, comprises fifteen schools and 8,700 students. The annual growth rate is between four and five percent. Geographically, it is located across Puget Sound from the Seattle/Tacoma area and covers a 120 square-mile area on two peninsulas. The Peninsula School District is considered one of the strongest and most innovative districts in the State of Washington.