Local businesses that support Pleasanton schools will be celebrated later this month at the inaugural State of the School District luncheon, hosted by the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education (PPIE) Foundation.
The first-time event, which will also feature a keynote address from Pleasanton Unified School District Superintendent David Haglund, aims to "recognize leading businesses in key industry sectors for their significant contributions to our schools and students," including volunteer work, funding and other in-kind support, organizers said.
"Our business friends invest in Pleasanton's future by investing in our students," Steve McCoy-Thompson, PPIE executive director, said in a statement.
"With their grant and sponsorship support, PPIE is able to leverage school family donations to make a significant impact with our students -- from librarians and school-site IT to support counselors and student intervention for reading and math to STEAM grants across the district."
In addition to Haglund's State of the School District speech, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) is scheduled to attend the event and say a few words, according to McCoy-Thompson.
Another 200 guests from the Tri-Valley including local businesses, educators, and government and community leaders make up the 11 categories represented for the event's Pillars of Pleasanton awards. Award recipients will receive a Pillars of Pleasanton poster or window cling.
The inaugural State of the School District presentation will be held on Jan. 22 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Pleasanton. Tickets to the invite-only event are sold out. A list of local businesses that have contributed to Pleasanton schools can be viewed online at https://pnrlisa.wixsite.com/pillars-pleasanton.