The Partnership Foundation
The Partnership Elementary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that was formed in 2009 to help support school needs that are beyond the funding ability of the PTA.
Regulations imposed by the governing body which oversees parent-teacher associations in North Carolina restrict the Partnership PTA from retaining or saving funds from year-to-year; the Foundation is not subject to such regulations. Consequently, the PTA pays for recurring expenses such as the cultural arts program, teacher supplements, library books, and other similar expenses while the Foundation is designed to provide long-term capital improvements for the school.
The Foundation and the PTA are separate legal entities, but work cooperatively to benefit the school.
Partnership Elementary Foundation is an IRC501c(3) tax exempt public charity. Federal Tax ID #27-1066803.
Board Members 2016-2017
P.J. Gardiner, President
Brady Wells, Past President
Kristen Muse, PTA President
Tricia Wendel, PTA Representative
Missy Schwab, Treasurer
Mark Kenjarski, Senior Partner
Patricia Townsend, Senior Partner
Mary Hunter Martin, School Staff
Beckie Jarrett, Alumni
Tom Dixon, Member at Large
Eric Midkiff, Member at Large
Carey Pugh, Member at Large
Andy Wood, Member at Large