P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where womencelebrate the advancement of women;
educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College; and
motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of Cottey College for women, and five programs that provide higher educational assistance: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, P.E.O. Scholar Awards and P.E.O. STAR Scholarship. P.E.O. International is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
There are three P.E.O Chapters (K, BD, DO) in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Chapter K is the oldest of these chapters and was founded on March 12, 1919.
This website is for use by P.E.O. Chapter K members and interested parties. It is not endorsed by P.E.O. International.