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Culver's names Penn Performance Center

Dr. Jerry Thacker, Keith Remington, PHMEF Exec. Dir. Jennifer Turnbloom, Mark Nowak, School Board President Chris Riley

The P-H-M Board of School Trustees approved at the February 12th Board Meeting the Naming Rights partnership between the P-H-M Education Foundation and Culver’s.


According to the agreement, Culver’s co-owners Mark Nowak (1997 Penn grad) and Keith Remington agree to pay PHMEF $125,000 over 12 years to name the weight and performance center at Penn High School the Culver's Sports Performance Center. There will also be an additional donation of Culver’s workout t-shirts provided annually to students. The naming rights will be effective May 1, 2024.


Culver’s is also co-sponsoring the Bus Driver of the Month recognition that started in January. Click here for more details.


A new Culver’s is being built near Penn High School on McKinley Highway, near the Bittersweet Road intersection. 


Culver's Construction


Per PHMEF’s Naming Rights fundraising initiative, 80 percent of the donation will go into the Foundation’s endowment, which will in turn provide alternative and additional funding for various co-curricular and extracurricular programs. The remaining 20 percent directly funds professional development initiatives for P-H-M teachers. Continuing the education and training of teachers is a major priority for P-H-M School District.


The mission of the Education Foundation is to develop alternative sources of income to support education initiatives in the School Corporation by strengthening partnerships between the community and the District. PHMEF supports education through awarding innovative teaching grants, scholarships to students, staff development and other corporation-wide initiatives.