National PTA and Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. Renew Collaboration to Help Raise Funds for Schools and Communities

National PTA and Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. Renew Collaboration to Help Raise Funds for Schools and Communities


ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Aug. 24, 2016)—National PTA and Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. are pleased to announce a continuation of their collaboration, which provides fundraising opportunities to local PTAs across the country. National PTA and Schwan’s Home Service first joined forces in May 2014 and share a commitment to making a difference for families, schools and communities.


“PTAs have a real impact on children, families and education—from supplementing classroom lessons with activities that make learning fun to ensuring students have a healthy and safe environment in which to live, learn and thrive,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “National PTA is thrilled to continue our collaboration with Schwan’s Home Service for a third year to support local PTAs in raising funds that help schools improve and communities grow and prosper.”


For more than 60 years, Schwan’s Home Service has been delivering high-quality frozen foods right to families’ doors, making it easier to create delicious home-style meals. Schwan’s Home Service, through the Schwan’s Cares™ fundraising program, helps schools, sports teams and other community groups raise funds online by ordering from Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.


Through National PTA and Schwan’s Home Service’s collaboration, Schwan’s Home Service will:

  • Contribute 20-40% of each total purchase to a buyer’s preferred school for all purchases made through a PTA campaign on theSchwan’s Cares™ Fundraising Network platform for the first 45 days. Additionally, after the initial campaign period of 45 days, schools earn 5% on purchases made during the next 90 days.
  • Offer PTA members a new-customer discount of $10 off of $50 on their first Schwan’s Home Service order.


“By providing meaningful resources and programs, National PTA continues to find ways to truly impact schools and communities,” said Dave Muscato, president of Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. “We are proud to continue our relationship with National PTA for a third year to provide a seamless fundraising option for PTAs nationwide. We believe all schools should have the opportunity to raise the funds they need to provide the necessary resources to our nation’s youth.”


For more information about the fundraising opportunities and discounts available to PTAs and PTA members through Schwan’s Home Service,


About National PTA

National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.


About the Schwan’s Cares™ Program & Schwan’s Home Service, Inc.
The Schwan’s Cares program is offered by Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. in communities nationwide with the purpose of supporting the fundraising efforts of thousands of schools sports teams, communities and causes. In addition to National PTA, it also partners with the National Sports Center and its signature global youth soccer event, Schwan’s USA CUP.


A subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. markets and distributes more than 300 top quality frozen foods. Popular product lines include the company’s signature ice cream, pizza, choice meats, seafood, ethnic specialties, breakfast items and desserts. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s Home Service, Inc. has more than 400 localized sales and distribution centers across the continental United States. Visit Schwans.comor call (888) 724-9267 for more information.


Media Contacts:

Heidi May Wilson, National PTA

(703) 518-1242[email protected]


Tarsha Rice, Schwan’s Shared Services, LLC.

(952) 832-4325[email protected]

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National PTA Adopts Bylaws Revision at 2016 Convention

National PTA Adopts Bylaws Revision at 2016 Convention
In March 2014, the National PTA Board of Directors authorized a revision of the National PTA Bylaws. The purpose of the bylaws revision was to update and bring into alignment the governing documents of the association to reflect current practices and better serve the association in the future. At the 2016 National PTA Convention & Expo,  the voting delegation adopted the National PTA Revised Bylaws.
View the National PTA Bylaws adopted June 30, 2016.
Major Changes in the Revised Bylaws
  • Clarification of the membership structure of PTA in terms of local, state and national levels
  • Update the committee structure and composition to streamline the work of committees and remove any overlapping responsibilities of various committees, some committee names were changed as well
  • Modification of the eligibility requirements to serve in National PTA governance positions
  • Clarification of the process for election as it relates to nominations from the floor, referred to as “self-nominations”
  • Changed the structure of and renamed the National Council of States to the National Constituent Association Advisory Council (NCAAC)
  • Increase the number of delegates for each state constituent association by five delegates at the annual meeting
What’s Next?
The National PTA Revised Bylaws took effect at the end of the 2016 National PTA Annual Convention & Expo, with the exception of amendments pertaining to standing committees. The standing committee revisions will take effect at the start of the 2017-2019 term. 
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Do You Want to Be a National PTA Leader?

Do You Want to Be a National PTA Leader?
National PTA’s Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) is seeking candidates to stand for election in June 2017 for the following national leadership positions:

  • President-Elect (2017-2019 term)
  • Vice President for Advocacy (2017-2019 term)
  • Vice President for Membership (2017-2019 term)
  • Secretary-Treasurer (2017-2019 term)
  • Eight member representatives for the National PTA Board of Directors (2017-2019 term)
  • Two members for the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee* (2017-2020 term)
National PTA elections are held at our annual convention. The next elections will be in Las Vegas, June 22-25, 2017. NLDC is accepting Letter of Interest Applications Aug. 15 through Oct. 1. You MUST be a PTA member at the time of submission.
PLEASE NOTE: You can also use this application to be considered for appointment to a National PTA committee. 
Completed Letter of Interest Applications must be submitted online on or before 11:59 p.m. PDT (3 a.m. EDT), Sat., Oct. 1, 2016. Emailed and faxed documents will not be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
Webinar on new online application process
Join the Nominating and Leadership Development  Committee (NLDC) for a webinar on the new online Letters of Interest Application Process, Wed., Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. EDT.  Registration will open next week.
Contact the NLDC at [email protected] or (703) 518-1251.
Need more information?
For a description of leadership responsibilities, visit For more info about the National PTA leadership, visit
Please forward this information to your constituents, local units, councils, PTA friends and other qualified individuals. 
*Per the current National PTA Bylaws adopted June 30, 2016, the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) name will change to the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC), effective July 1, 2017.
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