Founder’s Day

Did you know it wasn’t always called PTA?

Happy Founder’s Day

The Founders’ Day celebration was originated in 1910 by Mrs. David O. Mears, one of the charter members of the first National Congress of Mothers, which was organized on February 17, 1897 in Washington, D.C. The name was changed in 1925 to the National Congress of Parents and Teachers Association. Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst are recognized as co-founders of the National PTA, and Selena Sloan Butler as the founder of the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers organized in 1926. The two volunteer organizations were formally united on June 22, 1970.