A local educational foundation has donated more than $31,900 to a half-dozen Walnut Creek schools.
The awards are a 72 percent increase over 2011, according to a press release by PEAK Education Foundation. Many schools say they are using the grant to support increased use of technology.
Below are excepts from the PEAK press release:
At its second annual Stakeholders Meeting this week, PEAK Education Foundation awarded over $31,900 to, Northgate High; Foothill Middle; and Bancroft, Eagle Peak, Walnut Acres and Valle Verde Elementary schools. The awards, which represented a 72% increase over 2011, were the combined proceeds from recent fundraising events including the Walnut Creek Sports & Fitness Turkey Trot and PEAKs Annual Giving Campaign. Principals and leaders of the school’s Parent Faculty Organizations were at the meeting to accept the awards on behalf of their schools. The individual school's award amounts were proportional to student populations at each school. According to PEAKs mission, the funds will be utilized to support academics, with most of the school representatives indicating they planned to use the funds to support the greater use of technology in the classroom. On behalf of PEAK and each of the six schools we support, we would like to thank all of those within the community who attended, volunteered or otherwise supported these events. Our success is the result of the community recognizing the need and working together to support the children in our schools. To find out more about PEAK, email email@example.com.