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Pine Tree ISD has long history and tradition of excellence in education. The Pine Tree Education Foundation serves as a supporting organization that offers dedicated funding for the PTISD students and teachers. By investing in the Pine Tree students, you continue the tradition of excellence.  

Operating on donations from individuals, businesses, civic organizations and individuals, the Foundation is a careful steward of all monies raised, and works closely with the Pine Tree District to ensure that funds are distributed where they are needed most. 

Whether you give $25 or $25,000, your gift makes a huge difference in the life of a child. Choose the option that is right for you, and donate today.

The Foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the IRS. Donations are tax deductible as defined by the IRS Revenue Code.

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  • Make a difference in the life of a child.  You don't have to make a big donation to make a big impact!  

    Any amount of contribution to the Annual Fund, makes a difference in the life of a student.  The Pine Tree Education Foundation gives teachers the extra tools they need for creative educational projects that make learning come alive.  Join us as we help to provide a better foundation for every Pine Tree student and teacher.

    What is a gift to the Annual Fund?
    A gift to the Annual Fund is unrestricted and provides the Foundation with the means to support and sustain the vision of PTISD.  The money is used to provide students with the necessary resources and flexibility to support the core priorities in PTISD while providing students with a rich educational experience.
  • Remember a friend or loved one with a donation to the Pine Tree Education Foundation. 

    The Pine Tree Education Foundation will send to the bereaved a notification of your gift. 

    To direct memorial gifts to the Foundation, families may want to use this language: 

    “In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be 
    designated in _______________'s memory to the 
    Pine Tree Education Foundation, P. O. Box 5878, Longview, Texas 75608.

     

    Honorariums

    RECOGNIZE A FRIEND, LOVED ONE, OR FORMER TEACHER with a donation to the Pine Tree Education Foundation. Honorariums are a great gift for family and friends on their birthday, anniversary or a particular holiday or event. You may designate the gift to go to a specific foundation program or endowment fund.   A Great Gift Idea!

  • Martha Blazek

    Kenneth Flory

    John W. Hocker

    Lowell Holloway

    Dean Hinton

    Laura Kinsel

    Betty Starks Lindsey

    Dawn Lo

    Ricky Martin

    Blake Newsom

    Regen Stiles

    Ronnie Lee Class of 1974

    Eddie Walker Class of 1974

    Classmates of the Class of 1966
    Jim Ailstock
    Wayne Caver
    Linda clark
    Ricky Davis 
    Barbara Dean
    Sammy Gregg
    Linda Grider
    Don Gunby
    Karyn Hill
    Patsy Hughes
    Guy Jacobs
    Judy Little
    Marty Platt
    Ann Rogers
    Marc Siebert
    Steve Shelton
    Jimmy Simpkins
    Ronnie Smith
    Ramona Sutherland
    Becky Thompson
    Dewana Upshaw
    Shirley Whittaker
    Calvin Williams
    Marcia Zimicki
    *Known classmates

  • If you have a special talent, and you are willing to donate your time, or you have items you know could be used in our schools - just let us know.  In-kind donations of goods or services help the Pine Tree Education Foundation not only maximize funds raised, but also provide immediate and direct support to campuses when unique needs arise.  
     
  • Planned giving describes the many ways in which individuals make charitable gifts, perhaps much larger than thought possible which become fully funded at some point in the future. A variety of ways are available to those who wish to create a lasting legacy and provide for the future benefit of PTISD.

    Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. Charitable funds may be established during your lifetime or by bequest and can be tailored to your specific requirements and interests. The PTEF staff is available to work with your attorney and accountant to design the best solution for you and your family. You have several options available to you in making a planned gift that names the Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation as beneficiary.
  • Gifts of Stocks or Bonds: A charitable gift of stocks or bonds provides an opportunity for tax savings while generously sharing with others. A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation.

    Bequest: One of the simplest ways to give is through a bequest that is specified in your will or living trust. Charitable Remainder Trust(CRT): Through a gift of assets, you can establish a trust naming the Pine Tree Education Foundation as the ultimate beneficiary while providing an income stream for you or a named beneficiary for life. Upon the death of the named beneficiary, the principal of the trust is distributed to a charitable fund with PTEF. By establishing a CRT, you will gain an immediate income tax deduction, reduce estate taxes, possibly increase income from your assets, provide for a spouse and/or heirs, and deter or eliminate capital gains taxes – all the while making a gift that will continue in perpetuity. 

    Charitable Lead Trust (CLT): With a CLT, a part of your estate is donated to the trust immediately, and the income goes to a charitable fund with the Pine Tree Education Foundation for a designated number of years. The trust can be created during your lifetime or at death and will reduce estate or gift taxes. When the period of the trust concludes (such as when children or grandchildren reach a certain age), the trust is terminated and the assets return to their benefit. 

    Qualified Retirement Plan: Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) left to heirs may be subject to taxes that could total over half of the IRA's value. Designating the Pine Tree Education Foundation as the beneficiary of an IRA is an excellent way for you to make a charitable gift while reducing the impact of income, estate, and generation-skipping taxes on a family's inheritance by removing the asset from the donor's estate. 

    Life Insurance: A paid-up, existing life insurance policy may be donated by designating the Pine Tree Education Foundation as owner and beneficiary. You also may donate a life insurance policy that is not fully paid up, by designating the Pine Tree Education Foundation as owner and beneficiary and by continuing to pay the annual premiums. These gifts provide you with a current charitable income tax deduction and also may reduce your estate tax. When the policy is redeemed, a permanent fund is created to support the charitable goals described by the donor. 

Need help or have questions about how you can change a student's life through donations?

Contact the Pine Tree Foundation office at (903)295-5021 or mgonzalez@ptisd.org.  

Physical Address: Pine Tree Central Administration Building 1701 Pine Tree Road Longview, TX 75604

Mailing Address: P.O Box 5878 Longview, TX 75608 

MISSION
The Pine Tree family champions the relentless pursuit of excellence through a compassionate and safe learning environment empowering all students to develop their unique passions and to make a positive impact in a global society.

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