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Patriot Foundation Kickoff and What’s With All This Foundations Talk?

posted May 14, 2018, 1:42 PM by Brenda Williams
The Patriot Foundation board is excited to announce its official kickoff celebration scheduled for Friday, May 18th at 6pm on the Breezy Belle!! Stay tuned for ticket and raffle information and additional event details!

The Patriot Foundation is being relaunched in response to many requests during the Thriving Communities Initiative journey for ways to better support our successful schools. The Foundation’s purpose is to provide scholarships for Patriot graduates and to build an ever-growing endowment fund that will support innovation, grants, and the many effective programs of Pequot Lakes Schools well into the future. All friends and alumni of the Patriots are encouraged to participate and donate to the Patriot Foundation endowment fund. Watch for more information on the May 18th kickoff event!

Along with the Patriot Foundation, students in our district are supported by the wonderful work of the Patriot Activities Club (PAC) and the Pequot Lakes Parent Teacher Association (PTA). PAC contributes thousands of dollars each year to student activities so our Patriot students can participate in activities such as speech contests, athletic tournaments, robotics competitions, and youth athletic leagues. Thousands of volunteer hours in our concession stands result in funds that directly benefit our programs and student activities. Likewise, the PTA contributes thousands of dollars every year to fund elementary and early middle school field trips, playground and recreational equipment, technology equipment, teacher professional development, and classroom learning opportunities. PTA is also well known for dedicating countless volunteer hours both during the school day and for after-school activities. The dedication and support of our PAC and PTA leaders, volunteers, and donors is astounding and a true example of Patriot Pride!

So what is the Greater Pequot Lakes Community Foundation (GPLCF)? Also a result of the Thriving Communities Initiative process, the foundation is an umbrella organization focused on growing an endowment fund to support efforts centered on quality of life, economic development, and workforce development well into the future in our community. The goal of the GPLCF is to facilitate collaborative efforts to make this an even better place to live, work, and play. The GPLCF board invites you to consider donating to the community endowment fund and also to consider how you might partner with others on a local project to better our wonderful community! Please reach out to the City of Pequot Lakes with questions or donate on the Community Philanthropy page of the Initiative Foundation website.

The residents, businesses, and organizations in this community are incredibly generous when provided with an opportunity to give towards something they believe in. I encourage everyone to consider supporting the Patriot Foundation, PAC, PTA, and/or the Greater Pequot Lakes Community Foundation. Together, we are a stronger community!

-- Chris Lindholm, Superintendent of Schools