Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Presents $50,000 Check Towards Endowment at Highland Park Education Foundation

(Photo courtesy PCHPS.
IDs: Bruce Harbour, PCHPS Board; Cynthia Beaird, President, PCHPS; Jan Peterson, Executive Director, Highland Park Education Foundation; Kendall Jennings, President-Elect, PCHPS; Al McClendon, Advisory Board, PCHPS.)


Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Scholarship:
Over the past four years, PCHPS has expanded its commitment to education in the Park Cities. In 2011, the society’s board voted to allocate funds from the Historic Home Tour and the Distinguished Speaker Luncheon to fund an endowed scholarship with the Highland Park Education Foundation for a deserving HPHS graduating senior. The award is given annually to a student interested in architecture, history, decorative arts, or a similar classical pursuit which reflects our organization’s passion for the significance of historic preservation.

PCHPS and its supporters reached the initial goal of $100,000 for the scholarship fund in 2014. The $50,000 contribution in 2015 will increase our Endowment with the Foundation to $150,000.  Plans are now underway to steadily increase the scholarship and partner with the school district to emphasize the importance of education and comprehension of the rich heritage of our unique community.

PCHPS New Executive Board 2015-2016:
Officers: Cynthia Beaird, President; Kendall Jennings, President-Elect;  Liz Farley, Secretary; Bobby Geary, Treasurer; Joan Clark, Chairman.

Board of Directors:  Taylor Armstrong, Lucinda Buford, Bruce Harbour, Tish Key, Stacey McCord, Dan McKeithen, Kathy Myers, Dr. Price Pritchett, Dave Reichert, Sean Royall, Mike Sanders, Robby Skinner, Richard Voreis.

Advisory Board:  Lindalyn Adams, Pierce Allman, Sandra Cude, Al McClendon, Bunny Tibbals, Mike Tibbals, Paul Willey.

The mission of Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities.   PCHPS is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization.    Visit the website at


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