PPDC’s shift from a youth recreation center to an academically focused Youth Program in 2008 has provided a model for out-of-school time education that is sustainable and poised for growth. The Rev. Dr. David T. Anderson was instrumental in the establishment of PPDC’s current building, Youth Program, and the recent expansion of PPDC’s after school program to nearby Fairfield Court Elementary. David carried the banner for making education the equalizer and means to bring children out of poverty. PPDC’s Youth Program model, which includes pre- and post-testing students in the core subjects of reading and math, developing an individualized education plan, and utilizing small classroom settings to truly affect a student’s academic skills were important to David.
This endowment honors David’s work and demonstrates Peter Paul’s commitment to our community, which we have served for more than 30 years. Peter Paul’s purpose is to Educate the Child, Engage the Family, Empower the Community. These components create a cycle of change that is transforming our community.
To ensure this cycle continues, Peter Paul is managing the present through a strong annual fund, while planning for the future through this endowment. A fund has already been established at The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia, Peter Paul Development Center – the David T. Anderson Endowment for Youth Education. By utilizing The Community Foundation as the steward of the endowment, the funds will remain intact for the intended purpose of Youth Education at Peter Paul Development Center and our satellite sites in perpetuity.
If you would like to contribute to the Endowment, please click here for an online secure form. For questions or additional information, please contact: Danielle Ripperton, Director of Development, (804) 780-1195 or firstname.lastname@example.org