Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join the PHS Foundation? Anyone can join the Piner High School Foundation, e.g. Piner parents, alumni, students, community supporters, etc. The cost is $20 a year which goes towards providing equipment and learning material that enhances our students learning process.
What kind of items does the Foundation purchase? When teachers apply for Foundation grants individually the can receive up to $200 for a sustainable item(s). Three teachers can apply together and get up to $600. Some of past items purchased include computers; computer monitors; DVD players; art supplies; culinary art equipment; foreign language books, CD’s, and dictionaries in French and Spanish; and science robotics, lab books, equipment, etc.
Does the Foundation receive other money? A large portion of the Foundations funds come through our fundraising. In the past we have had e-waste recycling events, flea market sales, but our largest fundraiser is the annual Piner High Crab/Pasta Feed we co-sponsor with the Piner High Boosters, and the Piner High Hall of Fame. The net proceeds from this event are split evenly three ways. We also receive money from members and non-members in memory of someone who recently passed away; from people who donate to United Way and designate the money go to Piner High School/Foundation; and from people who have work programs that matches the employee’s donation to the Foundation.
Does the Foundation have any expenses other than the Foundation grants? Yes, with your membership you receive two Alumni Newsletters during the school year—one September and one in January. The cost of the printing and mailing of the newsletter split with the Piner Hall of Fame. We will also now have some minimal costs to run the website. There have never been any paid positions on the Foundation.
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