Paint Branch Educational Foundation

About

Many of the needs of our community can no longer be met merely by relying on funding from the Montgomery County budget. Shortfalls are already affecting the date for the construction of our new school, and the possibility of a scaled back project always looms. If we want to continue to meet the needs of all our students, we need to think creatively and outside the restrictions of established organizations like the PTSA, which must follow National PTA rules. We want to help our students reach their dreams, by providing scholarships. We want to help our staff continue to develop professionally by providing grants. We want to help our families by providing supports not available elsewhere.

Vision

The purpose of the Foundation is to support Paint Branch High School (PBHS), its students, staff and families.

Background

This all-volunteer Foundation was formed in June of 2007. It is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, which is governed by a Board of Directors. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. This Foundation assists PBHS in providing a positive and comprehensive educational experience for all students.

Objectives

We aim to provide support for the activities, programs, projects, equipment and facilities of Paint Branch High School; identify and support new programs for Paint Branch; facilitate relationships between Paint Branch and its community, including alumnae/i, parents, and neighboring businesses; and provide support for continuing education, professional development and training for the staff, parents, and legal guardians of Paint Branch.

Our major activities include fundraising, planning and conducting activities to benefit PBHS, and publicity, promoting PBHS, both within and outside the school.

All are welcome to join our meetings. Contact us for more information or a schedule of meetings.


Board of Directors

    Officers for 2014-2015

  • Brian Eichenlaub, President
  • Nancy Peckerar, Vice President
  • Patricia Twigg, Treasurer
  • Michelle Waldron Patterson, Secretary
  • David Newsome
  • Robert McAlpine
  • John (Jack) McKeon
  • Mildred Nance
  • Kim Jones

Six members of the Foundation board - taken 11/18/2014. Pictured, left to right, back row: P. Twigg, D. Newsome, K. Jones; front row: N. Peckerar, B. Eichenlaub, J. McKeon. Absent from that night: M. Waldron Patterson, R. McAlpine, M. Nance.

Six members of the Foundation board – taken 11/18/2014. Pictured, left to right, back row: P. Twigg, D. Newsome, K. Jones; front row: N. Peckerar, B. Eichenlaub, J. McKeon. Absent from that night: M. Waldron Patterson, R. McAlpine, M. Nance.