New Palestine Education Foundation

Last Updated: 8/26/2021 4:45 PM

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Welcome to the New Palestine Education (NPEF) Foundation, one of 63 education foundations in the state. Our mission is to promote and support quality public education in Brandywine and Sugar Creek Townships. We are committed to enriching the educational experience of all students within the Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County. Our work focuses on three critical areas along with a special community collaborative project.

TEACHER MINI-GRANT PROGRAM: This program focuses on supporting innovation in the classrooms of our schools. Each year teachers are invited to apply for a mini-grant. Grant awards usually range from $200-500. During the 2019-2020 school year, the foundation was able to fund 35 teacher grants totaling almost $10,000.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING: The foundation is proud to join the school corporation in funding ongoing professional growth opportunities for teachers, staff, and administrators. We strive to provide a PD grant to each school twice a year.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI PROGRAM: The Foundation is pleased to offer this opportunity for New Palestine High School Alumni! Last year, three Distinguished Alumni were honored: Vivian Shields (Class of 1955), Allen Cooper (Class of 1979), and Darlene Seifert (Class of 1983). Nominations for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni award are due December 31, 2021. Make your nomination at this website:

When you look at our community, consider what attracts people to New Palestine or what has kept numerous families here for multiple generations. For many, it is our great public schools. We at NPEF don’t want this to change. Historically, state and local funding has been sufficient in meeting the needs of public schools. In order to maintain the high standards that have resulted in a “Community of Excellence”: Indiana Department of Education letter grade of “A” for the corporation, a National Blue Ribbon School honor for our high school, and numerous 4-Star School distinctions, we as a community need to be more involved.

The NPEF Foundation needs your support. You can help out in several ways!

The primary fundraiser for the Foundation is the annual spring Gala.  This year’s event will be a “Masquerade Gala” on Friday, April 15, 2022.  Look for more information soon, in the meantime mark your calendar, and get to work on your costume!

Make a tax-deductible gift to the NPEF Foundation. Your gift can be made to fund the foundation’s ongoing efforts with teacher mini-grants, professional growth opportunities for staff, and scholarships to cover student fees for Advanced Placement and Dual Credit courses. Your gift can also be designated to grow our Endowment Fund.  Please contact the Foundation at for directions on making an endowment gift.

The NPEF welcomes community members, parents, and staff to join the foundation board. The Board meets monthly throughout the school year on the fourth Monday of the month, 6:30 PM at the Administration Office.  In addition to the Board meetings, board members are active in supporting our fundraiser events like the annual Foundation Gala. Board members also represent the foundation in community and school events like the New Pal Summer Fest, the New Palestine High School Alumni Association, and a variety of school activities.

Join us in our pursuit of educational excellence.

P.O. Box 711
New Palestine, IN 46163 
Facebook & Twitter: @NewPalSHEd

NPEF Financial Partners

NPEF’s Financial Partners

The Foundation greatly appreciates our financial partners from across the community.  With their support, we make a difference for the children and youth of the Southern Hancock Schools!  We encourage our patrons to support these partners!

Adaggios Banquet Hall & Conference Centre
5999 W. Memory Ln.
Greenfield, IN 46140 
(317) 489-3333

All American Picnic
4330 W Woodbridge Ln
New Palestine IN 46163
(317) 833-0025

Allen Wellman McNew Harvey, LLP, Attorneys at Law
Five Courthouse Plaza 
Greenfield, IN 46140
Toll Free: 866-958-6354 
Phone: 317-468-2355 

American Legion Post 182
5242 W US 52
New Palestine, Indiana
(317) 620-1822

Cannon IV Inc.
6814 Hillsdale Court
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Phone: (317) 951-0500
Toll Free Phone: (800) 825-7779

Church Church Hittle + Antrim, Attorneys at Law
Fishers Office
10765 Lantern Road, Suite 201
Fishers, IN 46038
Phone: 317.773.2190

Hancock County Community Foundation
312 E Main St 
Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317.462.8870

Hercamp Crane
11012 E County Road 800 N
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Phone: 812.445.3242

Progressive Hair
5859 US-40
Greenfield, IN 46140
(317) 894-4677

Raymond James and Associates
701 E. County Line Road, Suite 302
Greenwood, IN 46143

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 182
5242 W US 52
New Palestine, Indiana
(317) 620-1822