According to the press release, she officially took over the role on Jan. 9 after the former director since 2016, Steve McCoy-Thompson, announced his pending departure from the position in November. McCoy-Thompson has since taken on a leadership role at Gratitude Network, another local nonprofit, but intends to serve on the foundation's board of directors in some capacity.
PPIE is a nonprofit foundation that supports all the schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District. Since 1987, the foundation has raised over $8 million dollars for our schools through corporate partner donations, special events and community-based fundraising efforts.
Wilson has served as the foundation's events and outreach coordinator for over the past year, working on both the Run for Education and the annual Fall Gala. She has a background in nonprofit development and community relations at both The American Cancer Society and Kent State University.
She also has three children in the PUSD system and has been actively involved in the PTA and throughout the community during the last seven years, according to the press release.
"As a proud PUSD parent, it's imperative that we continue to contribute to enhancing our children's educational experiences," Wilson said.
As executive director, Wilson will be in charge of overseeing all of the foundation's activities including fundraising, events, grants, communications, volunteer coordination and services for other school support organizations.
"We are excited to appoint Andrea as executive director," said Robin Dias, president of the foundation's executive board. "With strategic guidance and direction from our board of directors, Andrea will manage and direct operations for PPIE. She brings a renewed passion and commitment to fostering the growth of PPIE."
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