Mission / History

The Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 foundation dedicated to supporting Pleasanton public schools. Our goal is to raise funds in order to protect programs threatened by state budget cuts, and to fund projects / needs enhancing educational excellence for students in the Pleasanton Unified School District. PPIE relies on the generous support of the extended community to help our schools maintain excellence by meeting classroom needs unfunded by other means.

Mission Statement: Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation, a community-based organization, exists to enhance learning experiences for students of the Pleasanton Unified School District through a partnership of business, education and the community.

History of PPIE: In 1985, the Superintendent of Pleasanton Unified School District presented a partnership program idea to the Corporate Volunteer Council. This led to the formation of the Business/Education subcommittee of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce in 1986, and in 1987, as a separate 501(c) 3, Pleasanton Partnerships In Education (PPIE) was born.

The original programs PPIE offered included Business/Education Student Tutoring (BEST), Teacher Awareness Partnership (TAP), CHOICES (a critical thinking program for middle school aged children), and “Salute to Partnerships“ (a recognition luncheon program).

In order to be able to more directly enhance learning experiences in the schools, PPIE added a grant making program to the services they provided and in 1998 became PPIE Foundation. PPIE Foundation now serves nearly 15,000 students annually and supports over 800 teachers and administrators.

Working in a strong collaborative relationship with the Pleasanton Unified School District over the years, programs have been added and/or enhanced to further meet the needs of Pleasanton students and educators, and build upon the critical partnering of business, our community, and education.