Paulding's Next Star 2018

Post Date: September 16, 2018 Categories: News, Contest, Events, Fundraiser,

Congratulations to all the contestants in the 2nd Annual Paulding's Next Star competititon.

We had some great auditions submitted this year and these judges had a hard decision to make. We thank everyone that submitted auditions, and we hope everyone auditions again next year.

After over 37,000 views, thousands of votes, and an action packed night of performances, here are the results of the 2nd Annual Paulding's Next Star competition.

In the Emerging Professionals, Collin McEver, Amy Cowart, Sasha Hurtado, Ellie Hobbs, Melissa Callendar, and Khalil Jackson competed.

Winner - Sasha Hurtado
1st Runner-Up - Collin McEver
2nd Runner-Up - Khalil Jackson

In the Scholastic Performers Tanya Atlidor, Gabriella Driese, Zephaniah Wages, Caelan Wilson, Emily Noah, and Avanni Sykes.

Winner - Zephaniah Wages
1st Runner-Up - Avanni Sykes
2nd Runner-Up - Emily Noah

Watch all your favorite performances whenever you want on YouTube.

Donations in memory of Stefanie Bowen

Post Date: May 8, 2018

Stefanie Bowen
Obituary for Stefanie Bowen

Stefanie Bowen of Villa Rica, GA passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. We extend our sincere condolences to the Bowen family. Donations in her memory are graciously accepted by The Paulding Education Foundation through the districts Revtrak system.
Stefanie Bowen Online Donations

If you prefer, checks can be mailed to The Paulding Education Foundation. Both individual and corporate donations are accepted. Donations by mail.

Gimme 5 For Education

Post Date: November 09, 2015 Categories: Donations, Programs, Fundraiser

2016 marks the 10th year for the Paulding Education Foundation. The Foundation has historically raised money through special events and fostering key relationships with our corporate partners. This has allowed us to grow to where we are today and it is thrilling to know that we have been able to give out over 40 scholarships and 15 school/department grants in just the past two years.

Did you know that the foundation gives out more money per capita than our neighboring education foundations?

But, we still have a significant gap in what we have been able to give out, and the number of request we see each year. We see over $82,000 in school grant requests and over $130,000 in scholarship requests each year. It is our mission to fund as many of these requests as we can and that is why we are asking for your help.

This year our District is participating in the "Gimme 5 for Education" campaign in support of the Paulding Education Foundation! Each school is looking to raise $3,000 between now and December 15th. Every dollar raised will help move us closer to our goal AND as a thank you, every student who donates at least $10 will be entered into a school-wide drawing to win 2 movie tickets!

Join us in our mission to provide unparalleled opportunities for our students in Paulding County. Give a high five to education! Please show your support by returning the attached form with your tax-deductible contribution to the school no later than December 20th.

Gimme5 For Education - Contribution Form (PDF)

The Paulding Education Foundation is the only non-profit organization that supports all schools, staff & students in the Paulding County School District. All funds collected will directly benefit our schools through Foundation supported scholarships, grants, and programs for our schools, staff & students.

Thank you in advance for your support!


Who We Are

The Paulding Education Foundation is a non profit organization in Paulding County. We are located just west of Atlanta. Promoting Excellence We are a private, non-profit, 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Paulding County School District that was founded and incorporated in 2006.

Find out more about The Paulding Education Foundation

A Special Thanks to our Contributors

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to thank GA Power for their $2,000 contribution on January 12, 2016

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to thank Hardy Automotive Group for the presenting sponsorship of the 3rd Annual Casino Royal February 27, 2016.

The Paulding Education Foundation would like to congratulate the students who were awarded the 2015 Foundation Scholarships.