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An incredible Bright Futures story of resilience and grit; PCEF is full of gratitude for community fortitude, civic engagement, and generosity; PLUS – ensuring our educators feel appreciated!

Contributions to PCEF's projects totaled more than $265,000 in 2021's Live PC Give PC event.

The first-ever PCEF Virtual Visit takes us to the Elementary Afterschool Initiative, where stunning statistics on the benefits of Afterschool programming are shared.

One Bright Futures student explains why he wants to get to - and through! - college.

Thanks to the connections provided by Bright Futures, opportunities for students like Melissa Cruz are revealed. Because donors keep Bright Futures going, Melissa can stay focused on finishing college and pursuing her dreams.

Afterschool is academically enriching for students and financially affordable for families, AND it’s also fantastic for building friendships!

Un bono del Distrito Escolar de Park City está en la boleta electoral de este año. Su voto es decisivo.

The Park City School District community has passed the school bond – here's what you need to know...

Park City families showed up in a record-smashing way for Beat the Call 2021; check out the WINNERS of The UPS Stores Park City Grants!

Bright Futures Park City works to empower first-generation, low-income students to – and through! – college; here's a rundown of how this year is shaping up for these incredible students!

PCEF donors are supporting a brand-new Before School pilot program, funded with a Classroom Grant.

Their children may be high school and even college graduates, but these parents still feel passionate about supporting public education in Park City.

For a 14-year old Park City School District student, creating abstract art is the way he best experiences focus and clarity.

Check out the Elementary Visual Art (EVA) lessons and teachers for 2021 -2022.

PCEF President and CEO Abby McNulty welcomes families of new students to the Park City School District!

Bright Futures Summer Academy Empowers Students To Get “To And Through” College

Meet Steven Mitchell, PCHS Class of 2019, and how PCEF has inspired his college journey.

Meet Edwin Ramos, PCEF's first Bright Futures summer intern. He's powering a new effort at PCEF, with the potential to improve communication for hundreds of Park City families.

Edwin Ramos, estudiante de último año de PCHS, está trabajando en las publicaciones de PCEF en las redes sociales en español.

PCHS rising senior Edwin Ramos is working on PCEF's Spanish-language social media posts.

Community Support Ensures Joyful Move-In Day for Bright Futures Class of 2021. They're Ready to Start their Freshman Year!

Meet Perla Garcia

Park City Television has put together this great RWE 2021 video recap! Check it out!

Read about Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS) and how it's challenging students to problem-solve in real life in real time.

Check out three examples of students and businesses working together. With PCCAPS exponential growth, many more projects are needed!

Let the Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies advance your business!

In this month's Student Voice Series seniors Drew Neff and Perla Garcia reflect on a senior year like no other.

Meet Andrea Vazquez

How can robots and STEM teach resilience?

4th grade Anika Grenney and 6th grader Isabel Rojas discuss school challenges and bright spots this year.

Despite the setbacks of a crazy 2020/21, the resilient PCHS Debate Team has had an incredible year! In fact, it is one of the best years Park City High Debate has ever had. (Picture pre-pandemic)

Acronyms galore! PCEF donors support numerous STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs in our district. Take a look!

4th grader Oliver Abbett and 6th grader Lila Jacoby tells why they feel lucky, even during a pandemic.

Fund a grant. Empower a teacher. 

Bright Futures helps students on many different college paths.

When you lower the cost of preschool, you raise the odds of success.

A Treasure Mountain Junior High and a Park City High student tell us what they love about their teachers during COVID.

Park Record intern and PCHS student Grace Plavocos writes about the PCEF Educator Wellness Initiative

We learn a bit about the arts programs available for students in the Park City Schools District's January Newsletter. PCEF supports music and arts programs from Kindergarten through 12th grade, including our Elementary Visual Arts (EVA) program.

Bright Futures helps students stay focused on their college graduation goals.

Two PCHS students discuss overcoming adversity in 2020 and their resolutions for 2021.

From Kindergarten through 12th grade, the Park City School District is providing students with numerous tech opportunities. "With the generous and ongoing support of PCEF, PCSD has been able to develop and implement a plan that moves students from merely being technology-literate to using computational thinking skills to solve complex problems."

PCEF brings a cup of happiness to each school, thanks to donors to our Educator Wellness Initiative.

On 12/8, hear from our collegians about what it’s like to be a first-generation student during COVID. Learn about the tools and strategies they are using to survive… and thrive in school.

This virtual event is free but registration is required.

It's inspiring, refreshing, and encouraging to hear from these smart, grounded, positive and capable students. Watch the recording!

The Bright Futures program is available to low-income, first-generation students. Students apply for the program in the spring semester of ninth grade.

See the webinar recording and find key resource for this incredibly powerful and moving presentation, hosted by PCEF and Communities that Care.

The McPolin Promise Partnership supports students and families at McPolin Elementary by aligning an array of programs so that every student can succeed.

New fund to offer suite of support for exhausted educators

Jessica, PCHS Class of 2022, is already making a difference for her community.

Paying it forward on behalf of Hispanic students who are the first in their family to attend college.

We know the number one influence on student success is the classroom teacher. In a world turned upside down, we asked five teachers for their thoughts on the school year so far.

Cathy Lanigan's short answer to the question 'Why do I give to PCEF' is inspiring!

All donations to PCEF from 9/8 - 9/25 will be matched dollar for dollar!

These first-generation Park City students start their college journey off right, thanks to donors.

"Cuando les oí hablar de lo exigentes que son los cursos y de lo ajetreada que es la vida universitaria para los estudiantes de ingeniería, me motivó mucho. Yo trabajo mejor cuando se me plantean retos", admite Vicente.

Meet Bright Futures student and future engineer Vincente Flores.

The July 22nd webinar recording and several links for your reference are available on this important topic.

Being diagnosed with dyslexia didn't stop Maetzi from pursuing her dreams

The #1 influence on student success is the classroom teacher. Thanks to PCEF donors, we are proud to empower classroom teachers through our Classroom Grants program.

A PCHS senior combines her love for art with digital design experience learned in PCCAPS, and creates an image reflecting this uncharted moment in time.

Thanks to YOU, we responded to immediate student and teacher needs during COVID19 school closures.

We asked some of the top experts in PCSD – our 2020 Excellent Educators – for tips on summer learning.

Sadie Ortiz, PCHS Class of 2019 and in the inaugural class of Bright Futures since she was a 10th grader, earns a true full-ride scholarship!

Park City High teachers Ashley Mott and Matt Nagel reflect on lessons learned over eight weeks of distance learning. PCEF Emergency Express Grants have helped them improve their online teaching, make connections and plan for the future during a very tough time.

Read about the difference your gifts have made in just two months!

The COVID-19 crisis has thrown the Class of 2020 into uncharted territory, but these students are determined to follow their dreams of a college education.

Parents - the homeschooling struggle is real! Here are some PCSD principal tips for at-home learning success.

The COVID-19 crisis underscores the urgency for Park City's Bright Futures students.

Trailside third grade teachers Krista Ingle and Michelle Owen share their early successes and challenges through these initial weeks of quarantine. They are among the first teachers to ask for a PCEF Emergency Express Grant.

PCHS Senior Adilene Juarez pens a prize winning essay for the Latinos in Action Spring Conference. Adilene's efforts earn her scholarship money toward the University of Utah, which she'll attend this fall!

Lindsay, one of only 30 students chosen out of 700, receives full tuition and fees, up to four years!

PCHS Junior Ashley N keeps working toward her dream - in spite of COVID-19 challenges

PCEF Expands Express Grant Fund to $50,000 to Support Immediate Teacher and Student At-Home Learning Needs.

In spite of Running with Ed cancellation, PCEF expands urgent funding to support Park City students and teachers.

Help for families whose livelihoods, health, housing, and basic needs may be impacted

Overwhelmed by the zillions of ideas all over social media to keep your kids safe and engaged? Here's a few links that have tons of resources in one place.

As we all work to keep our kids engaged, learning, and growing, PCEF is collecting a list of resources for you to reference whenever you might need it!

For many kids, the Afterschool Program is the best part of their day.

High quality preschool starts kids out with a love of school - and every $1 invested saves $13 later on.

Ms Kris loves nurturing little learners - and uses PCEF funding to help their school journey start off right.

Park City Mountain employee Chayse Maxwell talks about why Vail Resort EpicPromise supports PCEF and Preschool.

Fund a Grant. Empower a Teacher

A Classroom Grant transforms Marilyn's art classes for her students

Find out why Tom and Lynn support PCEF Classroom Grants

PCHS students Kristina Schiffman and Iva Chho talk about their transformative PCCAPS experience.

PCHS students rave about Kelly Henderson. Find out why.

The Rifkin's love all the PCEF programs their gifts support.

How one PCEF program, Bright Futures, is helping Park City's first generation kids get to, and through, college

Park City native, PCHS Class of 2014, and now Ecker Hill teacher - Rebeca Gonzalez talks about her path to teaching in PCSD.

Erin Hesser, Community Outreach Partner for Westgate Resort & Spa Park City/Westgate Foundation, talks about why it's important to support public education and PCEF.

When science is hands-on, creative thinking takes off

As one of the earliest teachers to ask for Makerspace funding, Brad talks about how hands-on learning inspires a love of STEM in his classes

Find out why the Prucka's are such strong supporters of STEM programs

Read how the power of art, thanks to a PCEF program, literally transforms a child's day.

Ms Coccaro feels her job is to guide young minds 'towards kindness and thoughtfulness' - and art helps. Find out more.

Two students give $180 to PCEF - one ponytail at a time. Read about Bandas de Amor, and the two PCSD students who started it to raise money to help their community.

New fund to offer suite of support for exhausted educators.

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • Parent Participation 2020/21


  • Programs Funded


  • John C Kish Foundation
    John C Kish Foundation
  • Montage Deer Valley
    Montage Deer Valley
  • Park City Community Foundation
    Park City Community Foundation
  • Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City Mountain Resort
  • Vail Epic Promise
    Vail Epic Promise
  • Park City Municipal
    Park City Municipal
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
  • Zions Bank
    Zions Bank
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