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PEAK Ed Foundation awards more than $48,000 to six Walnut Creek schools

By Theresa Harrington
Thursday, March 14th, 2013 at 5:37 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district.

The PEAK Education foundation, which supports Walnut Creek schools in the Mt. Diablo district, sent out the following news release today about its most recent donation to local schools:

“At its third annual stakeholders meeting, PEAK Education Foundation awarded $48,153 to Northgate High; Foothill Middle; and Bancroft, Eagle Peak, Walnut Acres and Valle Verde elementary schools. The award, a 50 percent increase over 2012, represents the proceeds from contributions and fundraising events including: Forma Gym Turkey Trot, Safeway Corporation, Sports Basement, Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association Wine Walk, Kish Rajan for City Council, Whole Foods, Minuteman Press of Lafayette and Pet Food Express.

Since its founding three years ago, PEAK has raised over $91,000 for its member schools. Principals and leaders of the school’s Parent Faculty Organizations were at the meeting to accept the awards. The individual school’s award amounts were proportional to student populations at each school. According to PEAK’s 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 PEAK and our fundraising events. Our success is the result of the community recognizing the need and working together to support high quality education in our schools.

To find out more about PEAK, see a complete list of donors and the specific award amounts by school, visit our website at www.peakwalnutcreek.org. For questions about PEAK and to find out how you can get involved, email us at info@peakwalnutcreek.org.”

Pleasant Hill also has a foundation to support local schools.

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