Piedmont Education Foundation welcomes Spring Fling chairs

Catie Osborn and Anne Wheeler

Piedmont Education Foundation (PEF) is pleased to announce that this year’s Spring Fling season will be co-chaired by Piedmont elementary parents Catie Osborn and Anne Wheeler. Working with the PEF office and board, Osborn and Wheeler are excitedly planning a fantastic season of events to bring the communities of Beach, Havens and Wildwood together while making sure all three schools have the funds needed to retain programs.

“When I learned about the possible reductions in the school budget for next year, I wanted to do something to help,” says Osborn, “I have a background in fundraising and saw Spring Fling as an opportunity to really make a difference.” Adds Wheeler, “My oldest just started at Wildwood last year, so we haven’t yet experienced the Spring Fling tradition. I want to help with the relaunch by creating some unforgettable events that bring us together as Piedmonters.”

While some see Spring Fling as just the Gala, which this year is scheduled for May 6, the months leading up to the big party are packed with fun events that contribute significantly to elementary school fundraising. Parent Sponsorships are a popular way to support the elementary schools while getting some fabulous, exclusive perks. In addition to gratitude and recognition, some sponsorship levels include Gala tickets, VIP entry, and champagne delivery. All of this year’s sponsors will enjoy a magical evening on April 6 at the elegant King Avenue home of Melissa and Ali Partovi. Guests will be fêted with cocktails and a feast of savories by noted cookbook author and Chez Panisse Chef Anthony Tassinello. Sponsorship information is available at PiedmontSpringFling.org.

Funds raised through Spring Fling sponsorships, auctions and events directly support Beach, Havens, and Wildwood elementary schools. PEF works with the tri-school principals and parents club presidents to determine where the area of greatest need intersects with parent priorities. Sponsorships, Comings & Goings pre-orders and more are available at PiedmontSpringFling.org. 

About PEF
Piedmont Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide sustained financial support to Piedmont schools through fundraising and community engagement. Led by a 21-member volunteer board and supported by a professional office staff, PEF has affirmed a commitment to working together for a more inclusive Piedmont. For more information, visit PiedmontEdFoundation.org. #ItsForTheKids

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