"Ensuring the Future by Investing in Our Youth"
PCEF was established in 1992 as a private, non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide funding for scholarships to graduating Pendleton County seniors.
PCEF also provides grant money to finance educational projects, such as the character education grants given to all the county schools.
A nine-member board of directors is composed of the private sector. Members serve staggered, three-year terms. The Superintendent of Schools and a Board of Education Designee serve as ex-officio members.
Summary of scholarships and other projects
Since 1992, PCEF has processed over 202 scholarships in amounts of $200, $300, $500 and $1,000.
This total includes 138 scholarships from the Moreland Trust Fund. Funding for these scholarships was begun in 1996 through the bequest of the late Thomas M. & Georgia Mae "Tippy" Pribble Moreland.
Other scholarships managed by PCEF are the Jennifer Butcher, Butler Class of 1955, Class of 1960, Class of 1962, Gulick/Wood, Joe E. Kearns, Betty Mains, Lula & Harvey Record, Chris Wolfe, Eddie Wright, Dale Kirsch, Falmouth High School Alumni, Virgiline Ritter Moore, Zack Heringer, Lois Campbell Wilson, Lucille Abernabathy, Alan Hall, Doug Wright and Phillip Sharp Scholarships.
From 1992 through 2008, a total of $1,031,777.59 has been channeled through the Foundation. This includes tax-deductible donations and grant dollars for various community projects.
The largest of these projects was the Griffin Centre, which was funded and built by the Griffin Family and dedicated to the memory of their parents, John L. & Rosellen Griffin and brothers, James and Ronald Griffin.
To establish a scholarship, contact the PCEF at P.O. Box 88, Falmouth, KY 41040 or contact one of the directors. Other inquiries may contact Carole Bowen (859) 472-6821.