Our Mission

HPEF's mission is to ensure the long-term quality and vitality of Keene Central School, including supporting the implementation of the KCS Strategic Plan, which covers both growth in student population and enrichment of educational programs for teachers and students of KCS.


How to Donate

Funding for our work comes from charitable (and tax deductible) gifts from community members who understand the importance to our town of a vibrant school and our continuing responsibility to invest in the education of the next generation.

Donate online via the Adirondack Foundation, or by mail to: HPEF c/o ACT, PO Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946. Please make checks payable to the Adirondack Foundation HPEF Annual Fund.

What We Do

The programs we have funded most recently include fourth grade river research, the Forest Friday outdoor classroom, the International Student Program, and the history/music trip to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. See our 2017 newsletter for details.

Who We Are

HPEF is run by a volunteer board of trustees, which includes both full-time and seasonal residents. Our officers are Greg Farrell (president), Jim Bernard (treasurer), and Barbara Strowger (secretary).

High Peaks Education Foundation | PO Box 475 | Keene Valley, NY 12943