• Piper Educational Foundation

  • Welcome to Piper Educational Foundation web page and thank you for stopping by! We are proud of the work that we do on behalf of Piper's public school students and staff members. It's all made possible by the support that we receive from our community, alumni, and friends.

    • Our commitment to excellence in our schools includes providing additional funding for teacher mini-grants and other specialized funding to enhance our school district .  All project funding is provided through 501c3, tax-deductible donations and by fundraising events such as the Fall Festival silent auction or Annual Trivia Night events.
    • We hope that this site will answer any questions you have, but if you need more information, please contact:

    Melanie Bakarich, president of the Piper Educational Foundation by email: pef@piperschools.com



    Back by popular demand, its Trivia Night 2018 which will be held February 24, 2018 at the George Meyn Hall located within Wyandotte County Park, located near State Avenue and 131st Street. The doors open at 6:00 and trivia questions will begin promptly at 7:00. Guests must be 21 years of age and are encouraged to dress-up in costumes and have a table "theme." Prizes will be awarded throughout the night and it promises to be another fun Piper community event!
    Last year's Trivia Night, hosted by the Piper Educational Foundation, was a huge success and raised funds of over $10,000 for the foundation. It is our hope is to substantially increase that amount this year. Please come join in the fun.


    PEF Breakfast


    The silent auction at this years PiperFest was a huge success! It raised funds of over $9000 for the foundation. Based on the bylaws for the PEF, two-thirds of that amount or $6000.00 may be awarded to teachers via mini-grants which encourage creative and innovative learning.


    Piper Educational Foundation is proud to offer a series of teacher mini-grants. Please click here for the grant and additional information regarding the application and deadline. There are two deadlines for the grants: April 15th and November 15th. The April grants will be awarded at the Piper Ed. Foundation Breakfast, April 26th, 2019 and the November grants will be awarded to teachers prior to the Christmas holiday.