In November, the PBL Education Foundation announced a $10,000 donation made by Hall of Fame Inductee Frank Drendel. Along with the donation, he challenged the Foundation to raise an extra $10,000 beyond what is normally raised in a year. If the Foundation met that challenge, he would donate another $10,000.
The Foundation is very pleased to report that through the generosity of businesses and private citizens with ties to the PBL district, over $19,000 was donated to the Drendel Challenge.
The money from the challenge is already being put to work. Earlier this year, the Foundation donated over $20,000 for the purchase of more Chrome books for the junior high and high school. $5,000 is being used to establish the beginnings of an endowment fund, and another $5,000 is being put back for contingency expenses involved in establishing the endowment. The rest of the money will be applied toward technology purchases in the district.