The Partnership Foundation

Foundation logoThe 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. 

Please make a tax-deductible donation today. You may donate online via PayPal or send an email to


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