The Michael and Nancy Pia Foundation is partnering with Upland Country Day School to launch a Living Kindness Program.
The Program’s purpose is to encourage students to spread more kindness and compassion throughout their community. The Living Kindness Program is a way to mindfully develop our future leaders and philanthropists by expanding their awareness of community needs and to take action, which will allow them to experience the kindness that brings us all together. The Foundation, which is focused on improving the lives of children, will provide funding for worthy initiatives presented by the students and faculty.
Michael and Nancy’s involvement with Upland began in 1995 when their twins, Mike and Amy, first attended the school. Nancy stated, “I’m very excited to be back at Upland where not only did our children receive an excellent education, but also formed wonderful friendships that continue to this day.”
Nancy is a life-long educator and is committed to the Foundation’s mission. She has worked with multiple schools and organizations in various volunteer capacities. Most recently, she introduced a mindfulness program into several local schools, including Upland, in which to date nearly a thousand parents, students, and teachers have participated.