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Mission Statement

Piqua Education Foundation will enhance the educational opportunities of Piqua City Schools students, graduates, and staff through securing and distributing contributions from the community including individuals, corporations, and foundations.

A Brief History of the Organization

Piqua Education Foundation was established in 1984 and was granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 1985. Initial funding was in the form of large monetary gifts provided by supportive local citizens with the intended purpose of improving the educational opportunities for students of Piqua City Schools. In addition to the interest and investment income on that principal, there are local families and businesses that directly fund scholarships on an annual basis.

Current Scope and Structure

In 2024, Piqua Education Foundation offers funding via two core programs: Scholarships and Education Grants. Scholarship funding is awarded to Piqua High School graduates to assist with costs associated with postsecondary education and training. Education Grants are awarded to faculty and staff of Piqua City Schools to fund projects that are outside the scope of the school district’s annual budget, but within the scope of PEF’s mission.

The governing body of the Foundation is the Board of Directors, which is comprised of elected members of the public who serve three-year terms. Additional members include one representative of the Piqua City School Board who is appointed annually, and the Superintendent of Piqua City Schools. As of 2023, PEF employs one staff member, the Foundation Manager, who serves and supports the organization and its constituents under the guidance and direction of the PEF Executive Committee.

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