Connect ED Newsletter Summer 2016

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Thanks to the support of the Truity Education Foundation and the Bob Gaddy Keystone Endowment, the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation was able to fund the Greenhouse Garden Project. The greenhouse at Fayetteville High School has afforded over 400 students a state-of-the-art teaching facility that provides hands-on agricultural activities, builds agri-career skills, and encourages healthy lifestyle choices.  The greenhouse also provides a place for students to collaborate with the biology and advanced biology classes.

To learn more about the grants awarded to the Fayetteville Public Schools in the 2015-2016 school year, click here.


Click the links to learn more about our Education Founders, Decade Donors and Education Society members.


Contributions from March 2016 - May 2016


“It is remarkable to see the difference even a

small financial gift can make.” 

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Meet Decade Donors of the Foundation, Bruce and Karen Armstrong.  Bruce and Karen share a rich heritage with Fayetteville Public Schools.  Having attended FHS themselves, they feel motivated to give back to public education so that current and future students can experience the best education system our community can provide.

FHS is where Karen and Bruce first met and became high school sweethearts. Karen and Bruce later graduated from FHS in 1980. Building on their legacy, the Armstrongs’ children, Meredith and Reid, also graduated from FHS, making them the third generation of FHS graduates in Karen’s family.

As devoted Education Society Members of the Foundation, the Armstrongs strive to be examples to others in the community to support a strong public education system and hope that their support inspires a sense of life-long learning and appreciation for the value of education.

For more information on how to become an Education Society Member like the Armstrongs, please visit our website.


Check out a full list of our endowments here.

Contributions from March 2016 - May 2016


Thank you to 3W Magazine and Bob Stafford for the Celebration of Excellence photos!

We loved celebrating all of the grants and awards to the Fayetteville Public School District that are made possible by generous donors like you.

Charlotte Taylor & Tim HudsonLauryl & Tim HynesHolly & David JohnsonSarah & Jeffrey KellarRachelle & Smac McConnellBarbara & Doug PrichardRobin & Chris PrimmMolly & Coy PuryearBeth & Marshall SaviersCristy & Ti
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To learn more about how to donate to the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation, click here.

Contributions from March 2016 - May 2016



The Fayetteville Public Education Foundation is pleased to announce that we received a gift of $250,000 to establish the Pendergraft Grant awarded from the Neal R. Pendergraft Endowment, funded by Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

It was Neal and Gina's desire that the Pendergraft Grant be teacher driven, to create innovative projects that will enrich the academic experiences of our children.

The Pendergraft Grant will be distributed annually through the Foundation’s teacher grant process and will fund larger projects that cast a wider net and reach more students. In the last year, forty-four teachers received over $185,000 in grants that served over 12,000 students. We are indebted to Neal and Gina for helping us continue to provide our children with the best education in the State of Arkansas.

To learn how you can give to endowments such as this one, click here. 

You can RSVP to the Luncheon by email to

The Hall of Honor Ceremony will be September 29th at the Fayetteville Town Center. To learn more about the event, click here.

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To learn more about how your business can become a Corporate Leadership Circle Member, click here.

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