Press releases

Unity, Strength & Hope

The Public Education Foundation is proud to announce it has selected artwork from Jenna Wang, a sophomore at West Career & Technical Academy, to grace the cover of its 2017 holiday card, which is being mailed to thousands of community members.

The Foundation sought compelling and inspirational […]

By | 2017-12-11T15:14:32-08:00 December 11th, 2017|

Celebrating the Joy of the Season

A Tribute to the Arts Concert Series will present its annual Holiday Extravaganza Concert at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. The concert series is a partnership among Clark County School District, The Smith Center and The Public Education Foundation.

The Holiday Extravaganza Concert, which is sponsored by Dennis and Carol […]

By | 2017-12-05T10:08:47-08:00 November 21st, 2017|

Apply Now for Scholarships

The Public Education Foundation is launching the 24th year of its scholarship program and is urging high school seniors to start the application process now. Last year the Foundation awarded $1.3 million in scholarships to students pursuing a post-secondary education.

The scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2018. Students can visit The Public Education Foundation’s website […]

By | 2017-11-09T07:48:26-08:00 November 8th, 2017|

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|