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PIE Spring Luncheon and Fund Drive

To purchase a ticket or contribute to the PIE Annual Fund Drive,  follow this link. 

If you have any question contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 514-6321, or

Looking for the perfect way to enjoy lunch, listen to marvelous music, a chance to win sweet door prizes, and support Craven County Partners In Education?  Sherry Forrest, President of Craven County Partners In Education’s Board of Directors, is pleased to announce that the 2016 Partners In Education Annual Spring Luncheon will feature special guest speaker, Former Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr., who served four historic terms (1977-1985, 1993-2001) as governor of North Carolina. The luncheon will be held Friday, June 10, 2016, at the New Bern Riverfront Convention and Visitors Center.  Doors open at 11:30 am for seating and the event begins at Noon.  Tickets are $25 per person. The Chelsea Restaurant is catering the event.

Attending the luncheon will be over 500 teachers, school staff members, and community supporters. This event is open to the public and is a great way to show support for our public school educators and administrators.   Ms. Forrest explains, “It is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support of Craven County Schools.  All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support our local schools through PIE grant programs.”

The paramount benefit of attendance and sponsorship is that you are contributing to an increasingly skilled 21st century workforce and a community of schools recognized for its excellence. The goal of our school system is to be the highest performing system of public education in North Carolina.

Ms. Forrest also announced the sponsors of the luncheon. At the “Major” Sponsorship Level:  Joe Alcoke Auto & Truck Service, AlphaGraphics , BB&T, The Harold H. Bate Foundation, Bojangles’, B/S/H/ Home Appliances, CarolinaEast Health System , Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines, Coastal Carolina Health Care, Craven Community College, Craven County Schools, Craven Music, Digity (WERO and WRNS), E & J Automotive, Fisher Fuel Markets , Inner Banks (WNBU and Thunder Country), Learning Focused, The Masonboro Group, Morgan’s Tavern & Grill , Piedmont Natural Gas , PotashCorp , Sumrell Sugg – Attorneys at Law, Sun Journal, Wells Fargo, Weyerhaeuser Co., and Williams Scarborough Smith Gray, LLP.  At the “Principal” level:  A Dog’s Dream and Duke Energy. At the “Educator” level:  the little bank, New Bern Breakfast Rotary, and The Tyson Group.


Craven County Partners In Education (PIE) is a non-profit organization committed to:

  • Enhancing the educational experience of teachers and students through classroom grants.
  • Focusing on evolving and specific needs of individual classrooms.
  • Partnering with businesses, community leaders, and educators for financial support.

Our partners are passionate about creating opportunities for our students and teachers that enable us to offer quality programs.

Craven County Educators

To learn more about the grants offered through Partners In Education, go to the Programs section of this website.

It’s Easy to Join to PIE

Want to support our Craven County Schools teachers by helping to fund our grant programs?  You can do so by joining PIE any time throughout the year!

All Craven County Schools teachers who are members of PIE earn one extra point added to the average of the reviewing committee members’ scores on their rubric for the PIE Grants, Wey Mini Grants, and the Twin Rivers Artists’ Assn. Grants.

Follow this link for the  PIE Membership One-Time Payment Form.

We are pleased to offer a  Sponsorship Program to our business partners!

To learn more about how your business can support PIE throughout the year, follow this link.  This includes sponsoring the PIE Bowl, the Spring Luncheon, Stuff the Bus, and the Book Drive. And by planning your sponsorship in advance, learn how your business can get a free ad on the PIE website and be featured on the PIE Facebook page!

In memory of Cheryl Marteney.  Donate to her memorial fund on line by following this link.


For more information about Partners In Education, our programs and grants, or how you can donate, call Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Craven County Partners In Education at (252) 514-6321 or email us at

By working together we can all make a difference in education in Craven County Schools.


For more information on PIE programs or how you can get involved, contact us by email at or call us (252) 514-6321.  Fax number:  (252) 514-6352.