LIVE Speaker Series Wraps Up!
Remember at the beginning of this Pulse when we said that great things are coming out of the pandemic? Our LIVE Speaker Series was truly one of those great things. We are so grateful to our family of PFEW motivational speakers who took time out of their summer to inspire, motivate, challenge, and comfort our students and viewers as they navigate these turbulent times. These Thursday night sessions wrapped up last week, but it’s not too late to hear these inspiring messages. Each message is archived and is available for viewing by clicking here.
In addition to their live messages, our viewers were treated to very special interactive sessions at the conclusion of each speaker’s message. Viewers were able to meet the speakers for more informal discussion and to have their questions answered. It was a great way to bring a little of the PFEW magic to our students this summer. Once again, thank you to all the amazing women and men who shared their knowledge, wisdom, strength and hope with our eager audiences. Because of you, our summer Thursdays were a whole lot brighter!
2021 - A Look Ahead
Here’s a quick glimpse of the great things we have in store for the rest of 2020 and 2021:
Another Great Erie Gives Day, Thanks to You!
The 10th annual Erie Gives Day was held last Tuesday, August 11th, and it was another great day for the Foundation thanks to our incredible supporters. The response was overwhelming considering the financial hardships being borne by companies and individuals due to the pandemic. This year’s Erie Gives shattered two records. The number of gifts made to all non-profits last Tuesday totaled 11,418, up from 8,958 a year ago, and the total amount raised was a staggering $6,287,202, up from $5,569,161 in 2019.
For us, it was another phenomenal day. Thanks to people fulfilling their pledges for 2020 and providing gifts for 2021, we received over $190,000 in total gifts. These gifts will also qualify for an as yet to be determined match from a pool of funds donated by the Erie Community Foundation and Erie area corporate sponsors. These vital funds will educate thousands of young people and set us on a course for a successful 2021 program year. Thank you to all who so generously gave to the Foundation last Tuesday so we can expand our mission of preparing our youth for the workforce and life!
Career Speaker Series Grows!
Our Career Track Speaker Series continues to grow! To date, over 60 videos have been recorded and archived for students and educators to access at any time to explore careers and check off those all-important Career, Education and Work standards required by the state. We recently began marketing this Series to the statewide schools community, and we look forward to helping middle and high school students discover and prepare for exciting careers in Pennsylvania! We’ll continue expanding our library in the coming months and years to make our young people workforce ready! Thank you to all the fantastic presenters who took the time to sit down with us and share their expertise with our audience. We’re always looking for new and interesting careers to share with our viewers. If you want to help the next generation chart a path for their future, contact Amber Goss at email@example.com. We’d love to feature you!