PACT Foundation

The PACT Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, supports the mission and vision of Stevenson PACT’s progressive education program through organizing parent volunteers and providing financial support made possible by the generous donations from the Stevenson PACT community. Parents and legal guardians of children enrolled in Stevenson PACT Elementary School, teachers, and staff are automatically eligible to be members of the PACT Foundation. No membership fee is required.

PACT Foundation Board of Directors

The PACT Foundation Board of Directors organizes volunteerism and annual fundraising at Stevenson PACT Elementary School. The board oversees all volunteer committees, sets general guidelines and policies about fundraising and volunteerism, manages the PACT Foundation budget, and coordinates and collaborates with both the school administration and the School Site Council. The Board is elected annually by the members of the PACT Foundation.

The 2017-18 Board of Directors are:

  • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Chair
  • Jennifer Pierson, Vice Chair
  • Heidi Billington, Treasurer
  • Puja Patankar, Enrichment Director & Communications
  • Archana Upadhayay, Curriculum Director
  • Anu Jalasto, Community & Membership Director
  • Elizabeth Eaton, Secretary & Content/Public Relations

Foundation Meetings & Class Representation

PACT Foundation meetings are held once a month, generally on the first Tuesday, and everyone is invited and welcome to attend.

Each class appoints a representative from their class to attend meetings in order to maintain communication between the Foundation and parents. Two teacher representatives also attend the meetings as well as the school principal. Agendas are posted to the community at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting and any Foundation member is able to suggest items for discussion. Remote access is also given to the meetings for those who cannot attend in person.

Foundation Committees - School-wide Volunteering

The PACT Foundation oversees the volunteer efforts in support of the community. Parents are asked to join one of the school-wide committees and spend approximately 20-30 hours volunteering over the course of the entire year. Committee jobs are categorized in a way to help parents match their availability with the general timing of activities undertaken by the committee (e.g. during school hours or after school hours). Through the committee placement process, our committee coordinator tries to make the best match given parents' preferences.




Committees vary slightly from year to year but generally include:

  • Arts Focus
  • Fundraising
  • Walkathon
  • Garden/Cooking
  • Public Relations
  • Parent Education
  • Project Cornerstone
  • Babysitting
  • Library
  • Social/Community Events