Prosper Education Foundation (PEF), the nonprofit organization that invests in the students, staff and schools of Prosper ISD, has hired an Executive Director, their first full-time employee. Elizabeth Johnston is the new addition, joining PEF as the Executive Director. “Prosper is experiencing tremendous growth as both a town and school district. Expanding the reach of the Prosper Education Foundation is a great step to ensure every student and teacher of Prosper has what they need to learn, teach and inspire the next generation to excellence,” said Mrs. Johnston. “I am excited to help propel this organization to new heights and engage the expanding community in the support of PISD students and staff.”
Prosper Education Foundation, established in 1996, is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to engage the community to provide college scholarship opportunities to PISD seniors and educational resources that enhance the quality of education for our students and our teachers. To do this, PEF raises money to invest in the students, staff and schools of Prosper ISD. Through student scholarships and professional development for teachers, PEF is working to further the excellence that Prosper ISD has achieved.
“Bringing Elizabeth on to lead the Prosper Education Foundation is a needed step to further the mission and goals of the organization, which include increasing public awareness and building donor relationships to benefit Prosper ISD students and staff,” said Marcellus Rainey, President of the Board for PEF. “Elizabeth brings energy and experience to this role that our Board is excited about. We look for great things to come from this move.”
PEF is currently accepting student scholarship applications from Prosper Seniors graduating in 2019. PEF offers several scholarship opportunities to Prosper graduates. $173,500 in scholarship funds were awarded to Prosper graduates in the Class of 2018. Additionally, in the 2017-2018 school year, nearly $100,000 was given to teachers as awards and professional development support. PEF is expected to outpace funds spent in those areas for the 2018-2019 school year and in scholarships to the Class of 2019.
To find out more about the Prosper Education Foundation or their scholarship opportunities, visit prospereducationfoundation.org or reach out to the PEF office at 469-208-7075.