NYS AHPERD Foundation

The Reason for Giving

"Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference"

Kathy Calvin
United Nations Foundation

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NYS AHPERD Foundation- Grant Opportunity


The NYS AHPERD Foundation is offering eleven, $1000.00 grants to members. The purpose of the grant is to support:


  • Program development
  • Equipment purchase and/or
  • Professional training for curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment which impacts student development.


The last day to apply is Thursday, September 30, 2022

Congratulations to the following individuals who have been awarded $1,000 grants in 2021 from the NYS AHPERD Foundation;


Lori Bifarella - Attica Elementary, Attica

Danielle Carlsen - Building State Road School, Webster

Alissa DeBie - Nottingham HS, Syracuse

Christina Schutrum - East Aurora HS, East Aurora

Henry Opperman - Uniondale HS - Uniondale

Allison Pietronigro - Weldon Howitt MS, Farmingdale


These individuals were honored at the General Session on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the NYS AHPERD conference at the Turning Stone Convention Center.

About the Foundation

The goal of the NYS AHPERD Foundation is to leave a strong and secure legacy for generations of educators to come. Your gift to the Foundation enables us to provide professional development opportunities, scholarships, grants & advocacy initiatives for our members.

Ways to Give

The value of a gift to the NYS AHPERD Foundation is immeasurable. When making the important decision of how and when to make your gift, there are many choices available to you for structuring a donation in a manner that will allow for the maximum impact both for your benefit and for the Foundation.

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Foundation Endeavors

The Foundation sponsors the annual Ken Demas Future Professionals Leadership Academy, awarded five equipment grants for $500 in 2020, and Foundation Scholarships support undergraduate students' attendance at the NYS AHPERD annual conference.

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History of Giving

We sincerely thank and acknowledge those who have given so generously to the NYS AHPERD Foundation 2014-Present

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Honor Certificates

Express your appreciation for the inspiration that special person has been in your life by presenting them with an Honor Certificate...

Donate Today

A significant portion of the Foundation giving goes to support our future professionals, those who will carry our torch into the future. Remember these words by Albert Camus, philosopher, and author, " Real Generosity towards the future lies in giving to the present."

Ken Demas Future Professionals Leadership Academy


We support the annual KDFPLA. A one-of-a-kind conference, offering three days of interactive workshops/activities with outstanding professionals designed to help future professionals in HPERD become effective leaders.

2022 Leadership Academy

Camp Echo Lake: September 23-25, 2022

2022 Foundation Grants Available


There are ten $1,000 grants, as well as, the NYS AHPERD Past Presidents Foundation grant of $1,000 added this year.

Eleven grants in total!


Undergraduate Student Foundation Scholarships

We award 5 $250 scholarships to Undergraduate Students at the Jay B. Nash Awards Dinner during the Annual Conference to help offset the cost of attending the conference the following year.

Name A Foundation Grant

Individuals and/or groups have the opportunity to establish and NAME an annual Foundation Grant for either $1,000 or $500.

Option #1 is an annual $1,000 grant. The individual/group will pay $15,000 over 5-years to the NYS AHPERD Foundation.

Option #2 is an annual $500 grant. The individual/group will pay $7,500 over 5 years to the NYS AHPERD Foundation.  

Foundation Trustees

Morley, S 2021
Sandy Morley

Foundation President

NYS AHPERD Past President


Amundson, R
Rick Amundson

Foundation Treasurer

NYS AHPERD Past President


Howard, T 2021
Tom Howard

Foundation Secretary

NYS AHPERD Past President


Feingold, R 2021
Ron Feingold

 NYS AHPERD Past President


Ingram, J 2021
Judy Ingram

NYS AHPERD Past President


Oaks, B 2021
C. Brian Oaks

NYS AHPERD Past President


Quitoni, J 2021
Jason Quitoni

NYS AHPERD Past President


Corsi, C
Colleen Corsi

NYS AHPERD Executive Director

Non-Voting Member

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Thank you G&G!

We are grateful to G&G Fitness for supporting the NYS AHPERD Foundation by becoming the sole Commercial Founding Benefactor.

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