The Pennsbury Partners Program celebrated its 20th annual partnership recognition event on April 30, 2019 at William Penn Middle School. As in previous years, awards were presented to one outstanding business partner and one outstanding non-profit partner of the year. The 2019 celebration also featured musical entertainment by members of the Pennsbury Concert Jazz Band.
The event was organized by Ann Langtry, Supervisor of Communication Strategies, and Robin Peters, Partnership Program Assistant. “In addition to benefiting students, partnering with Pennsbury offers brand enhancement and publicity for community agencies and businesses,” said Ms. Langtry. “It’s a win-win for both the students and our Partners.”
The recipients of the outstanding partnership awards for the 2018–2019 school year included: ShopRite of Yardley, Business Partner of the Year, and AOY Art Center, Non-Profit Partner of the Year.
A brief video presentation outlined the many ways that both Partners of the Year benefit the students and families of Pennsbury. ShopRite of Yardley, for example, provides extensive donations of food and beverage products for Pennsbury events, along with offering generous financial support for various school projects. The store also invites Pennsbury Principals to serve as “celebrity baggers” each fall to help generate funds for local food pantries. For the past three years, the AOY Art Center has exhibited a gallery-wide showcase of selected student art created by Pennsbury’s talented senior art majors. AOY artists work with Pennsbury faculty members to give the student artists an authentic gallery experience by having their work adjudicated and exhibited in a public space. Cash prizes are also awarded to three students for their outstanding pieces thanks to funding donated by one of the AOY artists.
This year’s premier event sponsors were ShopRite of Yardley and KidsCare of Pennsbury. Funds provided by these sponsors, and all of the 2019 advertisers, will enable the Partnership Program to provide mini-grants to Pennsbury teachers in the coming school year.
the last two decades, the Pennsbury Partners Program has grown to be a highly
successful, collaborative effort involving over 1,000 partners in the Pennsbury
community. For more information about the program, visit www.pennsburysd.org > Departments >
Pennsbury Partners Program.