Our Mission

The specific objective and purpose for which this Foundation has been organized shall be to ensure the long-term survival and health of the Keene Central School as a vital institution in our town. HPEF is committed to supporting the implementation of the KCS Strategic Plan, which covers both growth in student population through recruiting, and enrichment of educational programs for teachers and students of the Keene Central School District.

HPEF will be a source of ideas, expertise, funding, connections and volunteers that enhances the educational opportunities of the students of the Keene Central School District and its designated preschool education provider. HPEF will focus on researching feasible alternatives, disseminating accurate and clear information, and launching new initiatives. HPEF will be a source of project-specific seed funds, will recruit and organize volunteers for new initiatives, and will be an advocate for KCS in the community.


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 Joshua Whitney (president), Sunny Beach (vice-president), John Schuler (treasurer), and Barbara Strowger (secretary).

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