Every Child Needs a Strong Foundation
Welcome to Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation webpage. This site provides an overview about the PGAEF, its mission, and how you can support the organization.
At the heart of the foundation is the understanding that every child needs a strong foundation. PGAEF funds opportunities for students and staff that might not be possible through annual funding.
Scroll down to learn more about the Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation.
Enjoy A Night Out at Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation's Gala Dinner on
March 23 at the Hopewell Moose Lodge
Posted: January 31, 2024
Join the Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation for a night out supporting a great cause, the children of Prince George County, during their 3rd annual Gala Dinner event on March 23, 2024.
Purchase tickets now for what promises to be a fun night of dinner, music, and more at the Hopewell Moose Lodge, located at 4701 Western Street in Hopewell. This year's event features a menu of delicious homestyle favorites, along with the popular silent auction, featuring a variety of lots from area businesses.
Tickets: Buy your tickets now by clicking HERE
or visiting the Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation's website at www.pgs.k12.va.us/pgaef/.
You can also buy tickets in-person at the Prince George School Board Office during regular business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday), located at 6410 Courts Drive between the county social services and administration buildings.
- Individual: $50
- Couple: $90
- Table of 6: $270
- Table of 8: $360
The attire for the Gala Dinner is business/semi-formal.
Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation Awards Three PGCPS Educators Mini-Grants During Latest Funding Round
Organization Donates Nearly $4,000 in Grants to Local Teachers
Posted: March 24, 2023
Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation (PGAEF) continued its support of Prince George County Public Schools' faculty and staff as the nonprofit organization provided mini-grants to three PGCPS educators through their mini-grant program.
On Friday, March 17, 2023, the PGAEF Prize Patrol made two special deliveries, starting the morning at North Elementary School, where kindergarten teacher Brooke Fitzwater was presented with a check for $1,128. The funds will be used to purchase sensory tools for her students and will be available to other members of North Elementary's kindergarten team.
Later in the day, the PGAEF Prize Patrol visited Prince George High School, surprising Independent Living teacher Kimberly Saunders with a check for $500, allowing for the purchase of stuffed animal sewing kits, helping to support Saunders' goals of giving students a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in her class.
The final PGAEF Prize Patrol stop was made on Friday, March 24, 2023, at the recently opened Middle Road Elementary School, surprising Information Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) Jenna Kimble with a $994 check. Through this funding, Kimble will be able to add five Blue-Bots and five additional maps to the school’s available technology, helping K-5 students at the school integrate coding practices with core content skills.
PGAEF's mini-grant program helps provide PGCPS faculty and staff with funding for projects that may be outside of the school division's annual budget. The awards support the nonprofit's goals of helping the school division's educators deliver engaging lessons and learning experiences for the children of Prince George County.
PGAEF awards mini-grants quarterly, with the next application deadline quickly approaching on Friday, April 14, 2023. Following the April submission period, applicants can complete the online application by Friday, June 16, to be considered for mini-grant funding.
The March grant awards are the latest to be funded by The Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation. In January, North Elementary School 4th grade teacher Megan Wilder received a $1,000 grant for professional development, helping Wilder and her colleague, Liza Newbold, attend the “Get Your Teach On” conference, a multi-day event specializing in professional development for educators and administrators.
During the 2022-23 School Year, PGAEF has awarded over $3,500 in mini-grants to Prince George County Public Schools educators.
Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation Awards $1,000 Mini-Grant to North Elementary Teacher for Professional Development
Fourth Grade Teacher Megan Wilder to Attend 'Get Your Teach On' Conference
Posted: January 24, 2023
Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation (PGAEF) continued its support of Prince George County Public Schools' faculty and staff as the non-profit organization awarded North Elementary School 4th grade teacher Megan Wilder $1,000 through their mini-grant program.
On Friday, January 13, 2023, Prince George School Board Vice-Chair and PGAEF President Jill A. Andrews joined Superintendent Dr. Lisa Pennycuff, Chief Financial Officer Monique Barnes, and others for a morning ceremony in North Elementary's media center where Wilder was presented with a $1,000 check and flowers from the organization. As part of her application, Wilder requested grant funding to attend "Get Your Teach On," a conference specializing in professional development for educators and administrators. She invited fellow North Elementary School teacher Liza Newbold to join her at the conference in February.
PGAEF's mini-grant program helps provide PGCPS faculty and staff with funding for projects that may be outside of the school division's annual budget. The awards support the non-profit's goals of helping the school division's educators deliver engaging lessons and learning experiences for the children of Prince George County.
Wilder now joins past PGAEF grant recipients Amber Braham and Candace Adair, teachers at David A. Harrison Elementary School, who received $250 and $500 in mini-grant funding during the 2021-22 School Year, respectively.
Apply Today! PGAEF Accepting Mini-Grant Applications to Support Instructional Projects
Submit Your Project Via The Foundation's Online Form
Posted: January 24, 2023
Applications continue to be accepted for mini-grants offered through the Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation (PGAEF). The Foundation provides these grants to help Prince George County Public Schools faculty and staff fund projects that may not be part of the school division's budget.
The grant program supports the Foundation's core mission that every child needs a strong foundation. This funding to PGCPS educators helps deliver engaging lessons and learning experiences to the children of Prince George County.
To apply, CLICK HERE to access the submission form.
Grant applications are reviewed every quarter, so please note the upcoming quarterly dates:
If you have a project or initiative you wish to have considered for mini-grant funding in between these quarterly dates, feel free to submit your application using the link above.
Past grant recipients include David A. Harrison Elementary School educators Ms. Amber Braham and Ms. Candace Adair, who received $250 and $500 in mini-grant funding during the 2021-22 School Year.
To learn more about the Foundation, visit its website at http://www.pgs.k12.va.us/PGAEF/.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Prince George Alliance for Education Foundation, Inc., was created to fund programs and projects for the benefit of our local school division, Prince George County Public Schools.
The Foundation is an opportunity for you to invest in today’s youth, tomorrow’s leaders, and the future of Prince George County. These tax-deductible donations will be used to provide opportunities for students and staff that otherwise might not be possible.
Learn more about the Foundation's mission by visiting our "About Us
The Foundation belongs to, and is supported by the community on the premise that EVERY CHILD NEEDS A STRONG FOUNDATION.