Becoming a PEF Board of Trustees Member

Purpose of the Princeton Education Foundation:  The Foundation raises private sector funds to support academic initiatives and capital improvements at every school in our district. Currently, this is done largely through awarding teacher innovation grants and district grants that enhance the classroom learning experience.

Profile of the Successful Board Member:  The minimum time commitment for a board member includes 2 hours per month for the regular board meeting.  However, the Foundation’s success in building and maintaining community support comes from board members that are able to make significant contributions of time and resources, have the determination to complete projects in a timely way with little oversight, and, most importantly, have a passion for true excellence in education!

Qualifications:   Reflecting the community-wide impact of a strong public school system, the board consists of individuals with varied backgrounds. Everyone willing to roll up their sleeves is welcome! Given the nature of our events and projects, we strongly encourage individuals to apply if they have specific experience in project management, public and media relations, marketing, fundraising, web design, and/or event planning.

Benefits of Board Membership:  Members receive no compensation for serving on the Foundation’s Board. Low overhead and organizational cost ensures that the Foundation is able to direct the maximum amount of all donations towards initiatives in the Princeton Public Schools. Board Members may get opportunities to work closely with PTOs, school administrators and District personnel, and help to determine which projects, grants, and initiatives should receive Foundation sponsorship. Helping to create supplementary financial support for our schools is one of the most important and effective methods for fostering sustained academic innovation and excellence.

Board Member Application:  To begin the application process, please download and complete the Board Member Application below and send it to president@pefnj.org. If there any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@pefnj.org or call 609-806-4214 (office). Upon receipt of your information one of our board members will arrange an interview after which the full board would consider the nomination. 

PEF Board Member Application