Annual Scholarship Appeal

Dear PEDP Families, Alumni and Friends,                                                                           November 2017


For 40 years, the Peirce Extended Day Program has been an integral part of the Peirce Elementary School community providing families with exceptional, creative and reliable before and after school care.  This year, over 51% of Peirce Elementary students are enrolled at PEDP. True to their mission, the caring and committed professionals of PEDP consistently strive to provide a fun and safe environment where our children learn and flourish through exciting opportunities and new experiences.

Engaging and vibrant programs where our children can thrive is the hallmark of PEDP.  Explorer and Adventurer trips, skiing and tennis, annual musical performances for all ages, and extra curricular activities such as Dollar Scholars and Kids Cooking Green are just some of the offerings that stimulate our children’s curiosity and help them to grow.  All of the children in our program enjoy participating in these activities, and our collective commitment to the PEDP Scholarship Program helps make it possible to ensure that all can afford to do so.

With the support of PEDP families like yours and help from the greater Newton community, we were able to provide nearly $28,000 in scholarships this year so eight children at Peirce Elementary can attend our nonprofit program.  While we were fortunate to secure additional help through Newton public funding, this was the last contribution available from The Newton Partnership as their grant has ended and no other government funds are available.

We are appealing to you to help bridge this funding deficit and make a difference in the lives of these children and their families.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the PEDP Scholarship Fund to ensure that the children of working families with financial hardships can continue to participate in PEDP and the activities that make it special.   Our neighbors, our children’s classmates, and our friends for whom PEDP is an essential part of the workday, need your support.

If you would like to make your donation online, please use the link below:

PEDP Annual Scholarship Appeal

We thank you for your consideration and continued support of the Program.


Peirce EDP Board of Directors                                                                                   Executive Director

Betsy Gomperz, Co-president                 David Walsh, Co-president                    Kathy E. Lynnes

Manjiri Bhawalkar, Vice President            Michael Minella, Treasurer

Maria Conroy, Secretary                           Doug Cornelius, Director

Carrie Lubitz, Director                              Allison Myers, Director

Puja Vohra, Director                                  Neil Yonker, Director


P.S. Kathy and the staff would love to hear what your children are up to. Please consider dropping us a line. We love photos too!