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Public Education Trust, Inc.


The Douglas County Public Education Trust, Inc. (PET) mission is to generate, monitor, and dispense funds; to provide financial support to programs for enrichment; and to encourage, recognize and reward excellence in the students and staff in the Douglas County School System (DCSS). The PET Board strives to award funds annually in grant monies through their Classroom Initiative Mini-Grants to teachers for programs not already funded by local, state or federal dollars.

PET is supported by private donations, corporate donations and grants. A number of ongoing generous business supporters help PET fulfill their mission. They include GreyStone Power, MembersFirst Credit Union and Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club. Many DCSS employees also support PET through their monthly or one-time gifts. Over $600 is donated to PET monthly by employees. Since 2003, over $100,000 has been awarded in mini-grants to teachers to help improve student achievement. In addition, during the last ten years, PET has awarded over $70,000 in scholarships to students to help them pursue their higher education goals.

The PET Board includes:  Lynne Cole, PET Chair, Education Funding Partners; Wes Farnan, Southern A&E, LLC; Terry Baggett, Emeritus Member, Retired Banker; Athena Bryant, Bank of North Georgia; Sissy Bunch, Retired Educator; Rodney Davis, Print Design Promote; Marian Dowland, ValuTeachers; Terry Hardy, MembersFirst Credit Union; Tonya Jackson, Ra-lin and Associates, Inc.; Sherry McKinley, Retired Educator; Henry Mitchell, Commissioner, Douglas County Board of Commissioners; Don Remillard, Retired Former Superintendent of the Douglas County School System; Chris Stanley, Design Solutions Group; Karen Stroud, Ex-officio, Douglas County School System, Community Relations Department; Tim Williams, Emeritus Member, GreyStone Power Corporation; and Jerry Hall, Assured Comfort Heating, Air and Plumbing.

If you are interested in making a donation or learning more about the Public Education Trust, Inc., please contact the PET Executive Director Lynn Murray at 770.883.6337or For additional information regarding PET, please visit


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