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About PCEF

Mission

Lead the community in funding initiatives that inspire all Park City students to successfully reach their academic and life-long potential.

Vision

To help launch well prepared, curiosity-driven, creatively inspired citizens of the world.

Why Does PCEF Exist?

The Park City Education Foundation exists to fund initiatives to inspire all Park City students to reach their academic and lifelong potential. We have been doing this since 1986.

Park City is the wealthiest macropoltan area in the country. So why don't our schools have all the money they need?

It's a simple math problem. Just 4% of our state-collected education tax dollars stay in Park City. The rest goes to other districts in the state. Compounding the problem is the fact that Utah ranks last in per pupil spending. Yet despite these dismal numbers, Park City schools are the best in the state. And the Park City Education Foundation is committed to ensuring they stay that way.

We believe our public schools are essential to our children's future success. That's why we raise money to fill the gap between what the state provides and what our schools need - funding school programs that help every one of our 5,000 students reach their academic and lifelong potential. All of the money raised by PCEF stays right here in Park City and funds classroom-centered, research-based programs that support teachers and students in every grade, every day.

Learn about PCEF funded programs.

The impacts of the pandemic school closures bring even greater urgency to our mission because:

  • Schools closed for the first time in history

  • Essential programs shut down

  • Families lost income

Unprecedented Challenges = Urgent Need

Only through your support can PCEF fill the gap - and change this equation.

Learn about PCEF's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

PCEF Quick Facts

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached

    5000

  • Invested in Our Schools

    1,500,000

  • Parent Participation 2020/21

    31%

  • Programs Funded

    100

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    Vail Epic Promise
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    Park City Municipal
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
  • Zions Bank
    Zions Bank
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