“The best way to predict the future… is to help create it”
About Peabody Education Foundation
Founded in 1985 by a group of community members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education, the Peabody Education Foundation (formerly the Peabody Education Council) integrates resources from all facets of the community into the city’s schools.
The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Our programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders. With the support of the community, we are able to continue offering programs to encourage creativity and inspiration in Peabody’s students.
What We Do
Provide unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students
To benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders.
Who We Are
Community members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education.
PEF is supported by community businesses and local volunteers in the city of Peabody.
Warren Waugh of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group Makes $100,000 Donation
The Peabody Education Foundation received a $100,000 donation from Warren Waugh of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group. Along with donating to the students of Peabody, Warren donated two BMW i3 vehicles to the Peabody Police Department. His generosity and support for the City of Peabody is amazing and greatly appreciated by all!
Bringing Innovation to the Classroom Through Best Bet
Teachers are the creative resource who help our children learn the life skills they need to thrive in our world. What happens, however, when a teacher has a great idea to bring to the classroom, but there is just no money to pay for it? Before the Peabody Education Foundation (PEF) was established, those great ideas would never see the light of day. Since 1985 the PEF has made sure that those great ideas to improve our instructional programs are funded through a program we appropriately named “Best Bet”.
Each year our classroom teachers apply for educational resource grants to the PEF, hoping to bring innovation and new ideas to the classroom. Since its inception, this program has impacted literally tens of thousands of students across our city from kindergarten to grade 12. With Best Bet, a teacher never has to wonder – What if? – rather they get a chance to see the results of their creative ideas in the eyes of their students.
Connect with Peabody Education Foundation
In September 2017, Warren Waugh of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group made a $100,000 donation pledge to the Peabody Education Foundation. On September 12, 2018, Warren presented his second check of $20,000 to our foundation. PEF Chairman, David Gravel was joined by committee members as Warren presented the check.read more
Peabody Education Foundation
The Peabody Education Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students and teachers who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints.