The Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund (PROF) is a non-profit educational foundation committed to enriching and investing in the experiences of the Pine-Richland student community through staff grants, student scholarships and community partnerships. 

JOIN US FOR PROFtoberfest - September 30th 

The Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund is hosting PROFtoberfest – a fundraising dinner – on Sunday, September 30 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus in Gibsonia. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot early!

The event promises to be a fun and delicious evening. The menu, with a gentle nod toward traditional Octoberfest foods, features locally sourced foods and ingredients. Enjoy demonstrations on pretzel making and fermentation presented by the artisans from CRAFT at Chatham University, as well as specialty sausage tastings.  And mingle with friends and community members in a beautiful setting as we raise money and awareness for PROF’s mission of enriching and investing in the experiences of the Pine-Richland student community through staff grants, student scholarships and community partnerships.

If you are unable to attend the event this year, but would like to contribute to our mission, please make your donation here.  If you would like to receive information about future events, please enter your email address on this page and join. 

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PROFtoberfest Sponsorship Opportunities 

If your business would like to be a sponsor for our event and receive recognition for your generous donation, please click here for more details. 

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PROF and Community Partners Award $43,250 in Scholarships

On May 30, 2018, PROF awarded 21 Pine-Richland High School seniors scholarships totaling $43,250. The various winners were recognized in a multitude of areas, including: service and volunteering; leadership; interest in STEM, veterinary science, and fields that help others; resiliency; performing arts; musical talents and kindness; financial need, and more.

For descriptions of our scholarships and for a complete list of scholarship winners, please see our scholarship web page. 

2017-2018 Grant Awards - Congratulations!

PROF proudly awarded $48,855 in grants to the PRSD staff for innovative ideas this school year, an increase of over 40% from the prior year. See the list here.  If you are interested in applying for a PROF grant for the 2018-2019 school year, see the Grant Application Deadlines.


Share Your Pine-Richland Pride Story - #PROF_FUND

ProudToBePR.jpgPROF’s mission is to enrich and invest in the educational experiences of the Pine-Richland Community. We provide financial grants to innovative staff members. We award scholarships to deserving students. We build partnerships to create great experiences for our students and community. It starts with being ProudtobePR. Share your story and join us in our mission.

Follow us and post your Pine-Richland pride photo, video or story:

Twitter & Instagram: @PROF_FUND

YouTube:  Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund 


PROF is a member of the Steering Committee for the Association of Pennsylvania Education Foundations (APEF) and an affiliate member of the National School Foundation Association (NSFA). 


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