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Formerly known as:
Public Education Needs Civic Involvement in Learning
30 West 26th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Web Site:
Year, State Incorporated:
1995, New York
Chicago Public schools - HELPCPS.ORG, Baltimore Business Volunteers, Philadephia Academies, Rochester City School District
Stated Purpose:
" PENCIL inspires innovation and improves student achievement by connecting business leaders and public schools. Our programs share a common premise: by bringing together the best ideas, talent and resources across sectors, we can create real change in our schools. "

Evaluation Conclusions

PENCIL meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


PENCIL is a unique organization that strategically partners businesses and public schools to improve student achievement. We focus on bringing the talent, skills, and resources of business professionals into schools in a meaningful way-every partnership is tailored to the school need and business expertise, and we provide support every step of the way to ensure success. Our two core programs, the school-business Partnership Program and a summer internship program for high school students, give business professionals tangible, and flexible, ways to be involved and see results.


Chief Executive Officer:
David Weiner, President
Chair of the Board:
Dave Barger
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
President & CEO
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 14.1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,835,261, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on PENCIL's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Special events income, net of direct expenses




In-kind contributions


Government grants


Interest and other income


Fee Income


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 13%  Administrative 18% 
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Beginning net assets $4,644,631
Ending net assets 4,695,077
Total liabilities 324,986

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