Fundraising is critical to the Foundation's ability to provide Grants to teachers and the Foundation seeks funding from several sources.
The Public Education Foundation's fundraising efforts have only one purpose; to strengthen the Foundation's ability to promote excellence in the public schools. Contributions enable the Foundation to continue its important work and to promote excellence in education in the Moore County Schools. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law, since we are an accredited 501c(3) organization.
Moore County Graduates' Hall of Fame
The exciting annual Graduates’ Hall of Fame Celebration Banquet is our way of honoring those graduates of Moore County Schools who have gone on to do great things for their communities. We also use this event to honor our innovative teachers who have been awarded grants in the preceding year. This extraordinary annual event was created by the 2008-09 Board of Directors to celebrate Moore County education, showcase graduates of our public schools who have gone on to prominence in their chosen professions, build awareness of the Foundation and raise money for future grants to Moore County teachers.
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The Public Education Foundation of Moore County (MCPEF) wants to know how some of Moore County's brightest leaders will fare in a trivia contest with Moore County Schools' students. This popular, annual event is held during the third week of November each year, typically American Education Week. The event pits 12 community leaders against 36 fifth graders from Moore County's public elementary schools in a friendly competition that tests their knowledge of fifth grade subjects. Celebrity guests have included:
Dr. Bob Grimesey, Superintendent of Schools, Moore County Schools
Marcy Cooper, 2014-15 MCS Principal of the Year, Southern Pines Elementary
Meg DeMolet, 2014-15 MCS Teacher of the Year, Pinehurst Elementary
Jasmine Covington, Teacher, North Moore High
Rob Hill, Band Director, Union Pines High
Elaine Tucker, Associate Professor, Sandhills Community College
Brian Carter, Plant Manager, Ingersoll Rand
Rich Rushforth, Morning Star on STAR 102.5fm
. . . and many others!
Jenny Cruz, Morning Star on STAR 102.5fm, and Andrew Lyons, President of FirstBank served as the Masters of Ceremonies last year and kept the show moving and the participants honest.
Moore County Schools' finest fifth graders partner with a celebrity guest and challenge other teams in a contest based on the popular television show. Topics include science, math, history and grammar.
Participating schools include Aberdeen Elementary, Cameron Elementary, Carthage Elementary, Highfalls Elementary, Pinehurst Elementary, Robbins Elementary, Sandhills Farm Life Elementary, Southern Pines Elementary, Vass-Lakeview Elementary, Westmoore Elementary, West End Elementary and West Pine Elementary
The mission of the Public Education Foundation of Moore County is to encourage excellence in educational practices in the Moore County Public Schools by providing financial support and recognition for engaging learning experiences.
Community support is essential in helping to raise the funds that are then "granted" to teachers for creative, educational projects. The Public Education Foundation of Moore County plans and executes a variety of fundraising events in order to help fulfill our mission.
ShamRock "N" Roll Road Race
The ShamRock 'N Roll Road Race is part of the 501(c)(3) non profit, I Can Do All Things Charities. The annual race has been a favorite event in Moore County since 2008 and brings over 1,000 participants to Whispering Pines to walk or run in the 1 mile, 5k or 10K distances. Proceeds benefit teachers, students and Moore County schools through the Public Education Foundation. All K-12 students and faculty members in Moore County, regardless of school (public or private), receive discounted registration fees.
For additional information or to be an event sponsor, please call Susan Sanders at 910.295.2740.