The Public Education Foundation (PEF) of Evansville, Inc. has added two new part-time professional staff members to its office. Ann M. Ennis fills the newly created position of Fund Development Director and Megan Stillwell has filled the Program Director position.
“Megan and Ann bring energy and experience to our small office, and both are tremendous supporters of public education, and our schools’ students, families and teachers,” said Amy Walker, Executive Director. “Their work will help us expand and strengthen PEF programs and our many foundational grant offerings.”
Stillwell attended Ball State University as a Theater Major. She will coordinate efforts for PEF’s Technology Showcase, the Missoula Children’s Theater, and promotion and distribution of PEF’s many teacher grant offerings, as well as social media. Stillwell was active as a teen in several PEF-funded education and experiential programs.
Ennis, formerly executive director of Keep Evansville Beautiful, has more than 18 years-experience in local non-for-profit fund development and community engagement. She is member of the board of directors of the Center for Family Life and of the FJ Reitz Big Blue Boosters, and serves on the Homeless Council of Evansville.
“We look forward to getting the community increasingly involved in supporting and directing the funding that PEF offers to our schools,” Ennis said. “PEF supporters bring direct academic and experiential benefit to students and teachers, and direct economic benefit to local businesses and civic engagement efforts.”
The Public Education Foundation is a private not-for-profit agency that provides direct funding to local public schools and teachers for innovative, student-centered programs. For more than 28 years, from a small office at 100 NW Second St, Evansville, the PEF board of directors and Walker have provided thousands of students with professional-level, hands-on experience via direct support for its signature projects such as the House Building Project, Summer Musical, Missoula Children’s Theatre and academic team competitions. Annually, PEF provides over $300,000 in program support, and direct teacher grants and student scholarships.
The mission of the Public Education of Evansville, Inc. (PEF) is to inspire and reward student- centered innovation in public education. PEF board, supporters and staff believe that high quality public education is fundamental to the economic, cultural and civic health of our society; and that all students deserve the best possible public education in order to realize their full potential.
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