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The Educational Excellence Foundation (EEF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists for the benefit of students in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

A volunteer Board of trustees runs EEF. The Board consists of business owners, community members, parents, retired P-CCS employees and others who want to help make education in the P-CCS the best that it can be.  EEF employs one part-time Executive Director.

P-CCS provides office space to EEF so that no costs are incurred for rent or utilities.  The Superintendent is an ex-officio member of the EEF Board.  The P-CCS School Board also appoints a member to the EEF Board to serve as a voting member.

EEF sponsors a number of different fundraisers throughout the year, including our annual Uncorked Wine Tasting and Strolling Dinner and the annual Back to School Bash.  Some projects are funded through grants from local community groups, corporations, and private foundations, while other projects are funded through various giving campaigns.

EEF awards Classroom Enhancement Grants for innovative projects that support the existing curriculum.  EEF has provided tuition assistance to the Summer Academy for elementary students, intervention tutoring for at-risk middle school students and helped facilitate campaigns to raise funds for district facilities and is the fiduciary advisor foe various scholarships.  In addition, EEF sponsors other projects in the District, as needed, when funds are available.

EEF accepts gifts of cash or cash equivalents, marketable securities and in-kind gifts of personal property. Some gifts may require review by the EEF Board of Trustees including tangible property that is not readily marketable, real estate, closely held and S corporation stock, partnership interests, life insurance, etc. EEF reserves the right to refuse any gift that it believes is not in the best interest of EEF or Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.

EEF qualifies for most company match programs. Please send us your paperwork along with your donation and we’ll do the rest.

Donations can be mailed to Educational Excellence Foundation, 454 S. Harvey Street, Plymouth, MI, 48170. Please make checks payable to EEF. Online donations can be made HERE.

EEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Referrals to local businesses (potential education partners) help open the door to partnerships that benefit our students. Donations of gift cards, event tickets, silent auction items, etc. that can be used at fundraising events are appreciated.  Volunteers are needed to help at EEF fundraising events.  Most importantly, be an EEF Ambassador and spread the word:  EEF is doing good things for Plymouth-Canton Community Schools!

Contact Executive Director Gretchen Ward at (734) 416-2718 or email to gretchen.ward@pccsk12.com.