NYS AHPERD Foundation

Thank you to those who participated in the global day of giving- Giving Tuesday! 


Congratulations to the following individuals who have been awarded $1,000 grants in 2022 from the NYS AHPERD Foundation;


Bob Duggan- PS-018 Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School of Excellence, Buffalo

Brandi Pettit- Pioneer Middle School, Yorkshire

Colleen McHeard- Lynch Literacy Academy, Amsterdam

Donn Tobin Lakeview- Elementary School, Mahopac

Frank Healey- Walter B. Howard Elementary School, New Lebanon

Heather Ratka- Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Buffalo

Jonathan Philby- Springbrook NY School, Oneonta

Kevin Mercier- Adelphi University, Garden City

Kimbra Wilsoncroft- Winfield Elementary School, Corning

Suzanne Leslie- Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary, Croton-on-Hudson

Tamela Ray- Marcellus School District, Marcellus


The individuals were honored at the General Session on Friday, November 18, 2022- at the NYS AHPERD 84th Annual 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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