“Unprecendented times,” a phrase we have all heard over and over and over since last winter. I believe every one of us can agree that the phrase is not an exaggeration of the challenges the pandemic has brought to our world. 

Last March when the Governor announced school closings, The PBL Education Foundation was able to make an impact on student learning by helping the district purchase “filtering” software that allowed students to take home devices for remote learning. The grants budget still had almost half of its allotted funds available. Without in-class learning, it was highly unlikely these monies would be used. With the administration’s blessing, staff grants were suspended for the year and the remaining funds were used where they were needed most during unprecedented times.

Looking ahead to the new school year, now more than ever, we need to ensure we can continue to fulfill our mission – no matter the circumstances. 

The 2020-21 school year opens in an environment of unprecedented times and challenges. The strength of our foundation depends on continued generosity to fulfill our mission: “to provide our students and staff with academic resources they need to become the best they can be” – even during unprecedented times.

Robin Niewold, Chairman – Paxton Buckley Loda Education Foundation


The PBL students and staff are doing their part by wearing masks, social distancing, and keeping open minds to the many changes within each of their buildings.

NOW, we need to do our part! During this unprecedented time, your gift to The PBL Education Foundation will allow us to pursue our mission to “provide our students and staff access to academic resources they need to become their best” – even during a pandemic – no matter if the classroom is in a school building or at home!

Learn how you can do your part in our 2020 Annual Campaign Letter


Donor Gifts IMPACT Our Students

Over $500,000 awarded since 1997

1,400 +

Students and staff have a technology device assigned to them.


Earned income from The PBL Endowment Fund, distributed to the district.


New books provided to K-8 students.


Endowment Fund Balance as of July 21, 2020.

“ iPads are perfect for use with differentiated instruction.”

PBL First Grade Teacher

“I have grandchildren going through PBL High School. By designating that memorials be given to the Education Foundation, the funds are being passed on to another generation.”

Pat Milchuck

Every student matters. Don’t you agree?



“It takes a noble person to plant a seed for a tree that will one day provide shade to those he may never meet.”

– Unknown Author