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Give Big Pittsburgh
December 1 - 31
Propel Schools Foundation participates in the Give Big Pittsburgh campaign.
This 24-hour online fundraising effort, hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine and local sponsors,
offers nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions. 
#GivingTuesday

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Power of Propel Gala
April 26, 2023
Celebrating 20 Years of Shining Stars
Annual event recognizing our Propel Schools Foundation Scholarship recipients.

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Trick or Trot 5K & Fun Run
 
October 30, 2022
Propel Schools Foundation hosts Trick or Trot
in support of our Propel Partners in Wellness Program (PPIW).

learn more about PPIW

For any questions or concerns relating to events listed above or to host one of your own
please contact Emily Zapach, Special Events & Communications Manager of Propel Schools Foundation.

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Event Photo Galleries

2022 Trick or Trot

Power of Propel 2022 Gala

Trick or Trot 2021

Runners wore fun costumes during the event that supported our Propel Partners in Wellness Program.
Runners wore fun costumes during the event that supported our Propel Partners in Wellness Program.
Dj Maffei keeps the energy bursting with a FUN selection of music for all.
Dj Maffei keeps the energy bursting with a FUN selection of music for all.
Runners wore fun costumes during the event that supported our Propel Partners in Wellness Program.
Runners wore fun costumes during the event that supported our Propel Partners in Wellness Program.
Our friends at Kona Ice Pittsburgh were on hand for some delicious treats.
Our friends at Kona Ice Pittsburgh were on hand for some delicious treats.
Our friends at Hot Bunz Food Truck provided much-needed cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa for the rainy day.
Our friends at Hot Bunz Food Truck provided much-needed cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa for the rainy day.
Runners wore fun costumes during the event that supported our Propel Partners in Wellness Program.
Runners wore fun costumes during the event that supported our Propel Partners in Wellness Program.
Our partner organizations and sponsors had a fun time.
Our partner organizations and sponsors had a fun time.
Runners warmed up before the race and had a dance party after.
Runners warmed up before the race and had a dance party after.
Runners warmed up before the race and had a dance party after.
Runners warmed up before the race and had a dance party after.
Propel Schools scholars volunteered for the festivities.
Propel Schools scholars volunteered for the festivities.
Race winners showed off their medals.
Race winners showed off their medals.
A participant runs through the finish line.
A participant runs through the finish line.

Power of Propel 2021 Gala

Gala guests.
(L) Patty Cancilla and (R) Mark Cancilla from PPG
Gala guest
Propel Schools Board of Education Secretary Dr. Evon Walters
Propel Schools Food Service Manager, Charise Johnson
Propel Schools Food Service Manager, Charise Johnson
Propel Schools Foundation Special Events & Communications Manager Emily Zapach
Propel Schools Foundation Special Events & Communications Manager Emily Zapach
(L) Sonya Meadows, Sr. Director of Strategic Communication & Enrollment (R) Propel Schools Athletics Director Robert Alpino
(L) Sonya Meadows, Sr. Director of Strategic Communication & Enrollment (R) Propel Schools Athletics Director Robert Alpino
(L) Propel Schools Senior Director, Human Resources Jaclyn Hoover (R) guest
(L) Propel Schools Senior Director, Human Resources Jaclyn Hoover (R) Lee Ann Caliendo from UPMC Health Plan
Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars
Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars
Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars
Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars
Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars
Propel Performing Arts Academy scholars
Gala guests enjoy a performance by  Propel Performing Arts Academy
Propel Schools Board of Education Vice President, Bernard E. Carter, Jr. and guest
(L) Propel Schools Director of Pupil Services Melissa Garvin (R) guest
(L) Propel Schools Director of Pupil Services Melissa Garvin took this opportunity to introduce (R) her guest, Katelyn Poremski, to Propel Schools
Power of Propel guests
Power of Propel guests
Sue and Scott Lammie
Sue and Scott Lammie
(L) Propel Schools Foundation Senior Director Constance Murray (R) Jackie Dixon
(L) Propel Schools Foundation Senior Director Constance Murray (R) Jackie Dixon
Power of Propel Gala
Speaker Asia Simmons— Currently a member of Propel Schools Teacher Residency Program and mother of Power of Propel Scholarship Recipient, Jason Simmons
Power of Propel Gala
(L) Propel Schools Foundation Board of Directors President Brendan Surma (R) Propel Homestead Principal Robert Powell
Power of Propel Gala
(L) Propel Braddock Hills High School Principal Robert Sims (M) 2021 Power of Propel Scholarship Recipient Noah Bier (R) Propel Schools Director of Pupil Services Melissa Garvin
Power of Propel Gala
Propel Performing Arts Academy
Power of Propel Gala
Propel Performing Arts Academy
Power of Propel Gala
(L) Cameron Boston (R) Alan Parks from Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council
Power of Propel Gala
(L) Travis Van Bremen (M) Michael Reitz (R) Michelle Marker from The Nutrition Group
Propel Schools Director of Afterschool Programs Dr. Rosemary Anderson
Propel Schools Director of Afterschool Programs Dr. Rosemary Anderson