From the President


Foundations are where we begin. My foundation begins with my family and friends. They are the support system from which I begin and end my day.

Foundations also are where we begin our PTA story. You may be the ticket taker or grant writer; we all have our beginnings. As part of a fantastic team, we all will share our knowledge. We all come from different backgrounds. Sometimes we are helping to provide food for those children who have none. We are helping to provide pencils for the children whose parents or families don’t have the means for school supplies. We are providing resources for all of our staff members. We are providing training for all of our members who want to do their best for their PTA.

This takes me back to our foundation. The foundation of your state leaders begins with each of us. Our own story. VA PTA is building a foundation that you will be able to add to, take from, and be a part of, both personally and locally. We are talking about new ideas and means to keep our programs young and fresh, we are working on new and informative membership ideas, and we are continuing our journey in finding and providing available training. Of course, our members’ “buy-in” will be key in maintaining that foundation. I hope you will be proud of the foundation we are building together.

I would love to hear your ideas, your story, your concerns, and try to help in any way I can. Remember, if I don’t have the answers, I always will make sure that our team is part of the conversation. 

“Build Our PTA Foundation.”


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Donna Colombo

Virginia PTA 2019-2021