How you can help

Do you love Paducah schools and feel inspired to help us achieve our mission? Why wait? Donate through the website, mail your donation check, or go to the link on the Community Foundation of West Kentucky and use credit card or PayPal to donate to the PPS Foundation. 

Innovation Hub

Other ways to give


Paying tribute to a friend or loved one with a gift that bears the name of the person you wish to honor can be a special way to recognize their accomplishments. You can also contribute in honor of/in memory friends, family and of educators on the occasion of birthdays, promotions, honors, retirement, or other momentous occasions.

Employee Giving

Any Paducah Public Schools employee can donate to the Foundation through recurring payroll deductions. Contact the Finance Dept for more info.
270.444.5600 ext 1040.

Estate Planning and Other Options

We view it as our responsibility to provide our students and teachers with the opportunities, support, and resources they need to not only achieve excellence—but thrive during the process. Gifts through your estate, life insurance, annuities, trust, or other planned gifts help make this possible.

The Foundation enjoys the growth of the investment and may provide a tax benefit to you. Assets such as securities, stocks, and bonds can be transferred to the Paducah Public Schools Foundation. If you’d like to discuss ways to give such as corporate gifts or the transfer of financial assets (stocks, bonds, securities) please contact Tony Watkins at the Community Foundation, 270.442-8622.

The Paducah Public Schools Foundation serves the school district by accepting donations and directing funds to a specific areas, programs or schools. If you have a particular program, scholarship or school that you’d love to support, just let us know.

Golf Scramble

Support Our Annual Fundraisers

The annual Foundation events like the Golf Scramble and our Christmas Open House serve not only as important fundraising initiatives for the Foundation, it also gives us the opportunity to recognize and thank our incredible donors. You can show your support by attending the events and/or by donating items we can use for the scramble.

We are excited to be part of the Fred Paxton Challenge for Charities each summer. You can help us reach our goal by donating to the Paducah Public Schools Foundation between June 1 and August 31. The Community Foundation of West Ky will match donations raised up to $10,000 until $100,000 is given away!

The Paducah Public Schools Foundation is invested in STEAM education through the new Innovation Hub. Our donors now have the opportunity to help fund after school STEM/STEAM education and the installation of technology and labs throughout the District with a STEAM sponsorship. If interested in giving or adding your family or business to our Donor Wall, please contact Steve Ybarzabal, 270-443- 6592.

Donor Wall