The Deb Green Fund for Teachers

Deb Green

This is transformative!

Long-time PIC donors have donated $50,000 to create a professional development fund for PIC teachers in honor of Executive Director Deb Green's retirement from PIC.

The donors wish for this gift to serve as a challenge grant, and have asked us to raise another $50,000 to match their gift.

A gift today will make a difference in the lives of teachers and the children in their care.

Central to PIC's mission is to "provide and increase access to high-quality early childhood education and school-age programs that are led by valued, professional educators."

As Deb said, "During my entire career in the early childhood field, professional development has been at the core of my beliefs about quality improvement."

Teacher profile:

Demita Hill headshot

Demita Hill
Sunshines Teacher

Read about Demita's and other teacher's professional development experiences.

The Deb Green Fund for Teachers will sustain PIC's strong culture of continued learning and growth for our teachers. With your gift, we will expand opportunities for the over 70 teachers in our classrooms every day, and support their educational and professional goals in the years ahead.

Professional development can be transformative. The dollars from this new fund will be used to send teachers to workshops, along with local, regional, national, and even international conferences. Teachers will hear from visionary leaders in Early Education, they will meet and learn from peers in the field, and visit other high quality programs for inspiration. All the while bringing back what they learn to their PIC colleagues.

The early childhood field has seen so many changes in the last few decades. We continue to see new research on the importance of play and connecting children with nature. We understand the impact of starting early with diversity education, and the need for all teachers to have a solid awareness of the impact of trauma. Keeping abreast of this information through professional development makes teachers better at their craft, and makes for a far richer experience for the children in their care.

A gift today will have 2x the impact for teachers and children. 

When added to this generous donation, your gift will translate into a total of $100,000 for PIC teachers and secure essential professional development opportunities for many years.

You can honor Deb Green's career at PIC and honor our amazing teachers with a gift today!


Interested in making a pledge or starting a recurring online donation to help achieve this exciting $50K challenge goal? Email Development Manager Karen Stachelek to discuss how you can maximize your impact.