Mary and Robert Pew of North Palm Beach, Florida and Grand Rapids, Michigan created the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund in 1998 as a supporting organization to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Their primary philanthropic objective is to positively impact children’s lives by providing access to high-quality instruction and educational enhancements. The Fund supports initiatives that improve public education for economically disadvantaged children attending Palm Beach and Martin County schools through professional development for teachers, leadership development, and improving best practices in early childhood development. We work with teachers, principals and administrators who have the vision, expertise, and commitment to increase student achievement in high-poverty public schools.