Press releases

Gala Raises More Than $500,000 to Support Work of the Foundation

The Public Education Foundation raised more than $500,000 at its Education Hero Award Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas on Saturday. Four hundred and fifty guests attended the gala to celebrate the outstanding contributions of three distinguished Nevadans.

The Foundation honored Michael J. Brown and Barrick Gold Corporation with its prestigious Education Hero Award. Hall […]

By | 2017-09-23T23:02:20-07:00 September 23rd, 2017|

Education Hero Award Gala on Saturday

The Public Education Foundation will honor Michael J. Brown and Barrick Gold Corporation with its Education Hero Award, Hall of Fame boxing referee Richard Steele with its Champion of Children Award and Senator Debbie Smith (posthumous) with its Lifetime Education Achievement Award at its annual Education Hero Award Gala at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. […]

By | 2017-09-20T08:39:58-07:00 September 19th, 2017|

Jan Jones Blackhurst Elected Chairwoman

The Public Education Foundation (PEF) Board of Directors elected Jan Jones Blackhurst as the nonprofit’s Board Chairwoman at its annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 31. Sig Rogich, who had been Chairman of the Board since 1997, will serve as Chairman Emeritus.

Now celebrating 25-plus years of service, the groundbreaking nonprofit organization serves as a hands-on think […]

By | 2017-08-31T12:25:20-07:00 August 31st, 2017|

Getting Ready for the New School Year

An essential stop for public school teachers, who are gathering classroom supplies for the school year, is The Public Education Foundation’s Teacher EXCHANGE.

The Teacher EXCHANGE – a year-round resource center for public school teachers that can save them hundreds of dollars annually in out-of-pocket expenses for classroom supplies – officially opens July 11 for the […]

By | 2017-07-07T13:44:15-07:00 July 10th, 2017|

2017 Education Hero Award Gala

The Public Education Foundation will honor Michael J. Brown and Barrick Gold Corporation with its Education Hero Award, Hall of Fame boxing referee Richard Steele with its Champion of Children Award and Senator Debbie Smith (posthumous) with its Lifetime Education Achievement Award at its annual Education Hero Award Gala on Sept. 23 at the Mandarin […]

By | 2017-06-13T11:42:48-07:00 June 13th, 2017|

Governor Signs SB155 Into Law, Providing Up To $1 Million For The Foundation’s Leadership Training Programs

Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday Senate Bill 155, introduced by state Sen. Patricia Farley, that will provide up to $1 million in matching funds over the next two years for The Public Education Foundation’s leadership training programs.

The Public Education Foundation’s Leadership Institute of Nevada is teaching the leadership of public schools – at […]

By | 2017-06-09T10:55:45-07:00 June 9th, 2017|

New Board Members Elected

The Public Education Foundation’s Board of Directors elected five new board members this week:

  • Daniel Book, Market Manager of Sam’s Club, responsible for 15 clubs in Nevada and Utah;
  • Katie Fine, Director of Guest Relations for El Cortez Hotel & Casino;
  • Susan Fisher, Vice President of Government Affairs & Advocacy Group for McDonald Carano;
  • David […]
By | 2017-05-24T15:30:36-07:00 May 18th, 2017|

The Foundation Breaks Record

The Public Education Foundation awarded more than $1.3 million through its Scholarship Program to students seeking a post-secondary education Wednesday – its largest amount ever in a single year. There were 660 scholarships awarded, the most in the program’s history, to 450 students.

The Foundation celebrated the achievements of the recipients and honored the contributions of […]

By | 2017-05-18T08:11:20-07:00 May 17th, 2017|

Celebrating Accomplishments of Parents and Caregivers

The Public Education Foundation held a ceremony Tuesday at Las Vegas Academy to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 100 parents and caregivers who successfully completed The Public Education Foundation’s Family Learning Program.

The comprehensive 32-week program enables many of our culturally diverse families to become meaningfully engaged in their children’s learning at home and in […]

By | 2017-05-18T08:12:34-07:00 May 16th, 2017|

Jeff Hinton Honored with Myra Greenspun Teacher Excellence Award

The Public Education Foundation honored Advanced Technologies Academy social studies teacher Jeff Hinton with its Myra Greenspun Teacher Excellence Award on Monday.

The Foundation’s award, which was established in 2008 by community leader Myra Greenspun, recognizes an exemplary public school teacher who is successful in using innovative teaching strategies and raising student achievement. It is designed […]

By | 2017-05-08T14:15:12-07:00 May 8th, 2017|