Volusia Local Education Foundation Leader Receives Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award

 March 15, 2017 Futures Foundation for Volusia County Schools volunteer leader Paula Gregory, CPA, was surprised with a Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award March 8 at the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) annual Legislative & Education Leadership Reception in Tallahassee. This is the second year the CFEF has partnered with Volunteer Florida to […]

AT&T Brings Real-World STEM Experiences for Students Through Florida's Local Education Foundations

To provide a critical link from classroom to careers, AT&T is once again partnering with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) this school year to provide experiential learning opportunities for students in school districts across Florida.   Real-world application of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education concepts, problem-solving and critical thinking skills will all […]

“Florida had 11 [education] foundations in the top 50, with six in the top 25.”

(Jan. 11, 2017) – Dewey & Associates recently announced the results of their annual study where 11 of CFEF’s member organizations held positions in the nation’s top 50 education foundations in 2016. Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations describes their mission as “advocating for the importance of K-12 education foundations while recognizing those that do […]

Outstanding Superintendent & School Board Member Receive Statewide “STAR” Recognition from Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Two Florida school system leaders were recognized for their exemplary leadership by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) December 1st at the 71st Annual Joint Conference of Florida School Boards Association and Florida Association of District School Superintendents in Tampa.   They were chosen from among several local finalists for championing community and business involvement […]

Motorola ‘STEM Solutions’ Grant Winners Announced

Motorola Solutions Foundation Florida 2016-17 ‘STEM Solutions’ Grant Recipients Announced November 1, 2016 Creating aquaponics gardens in an after-school program.  Launching a high-altitude weather balloon.  Earning certification in Solidworks 3D software and getting introduced to related careers. Students throughout Florida will have these hand-on STEM education experiences and more this school year thanks to a […]

EdWorks Virtual Forum: Challenges of Implementing Florida Standards

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT Join the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) for a webinar surrounding the implementation of the Florida Standards and the challenges educators have faced since their adoption in 2014. We’ll hear from leaders in education on: Research investigating the fidelity of Florida Standards implementation […]

Broward Educator Receives CFEF ‘Invested in Excellence’ Award

Brandon Kyle Jeter, the School District of Broward County’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, received statewide recognition and an award of $1,000 from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and Florida Power & Light July 15 for tremendous impact on the lives of his students, school and community. He was chosen from among 67 county-wide teacher of […]

CFEF Names 2016 Outstanding Public and Private-Sector Partners

As the conduit for private-sector investment and involvement in public schools, Florida’s local education foundations foster deep public/private-sector partnerships school districts throughout the state. With 1,100 business and community leaders now raising more than $63 million annually for classroom innovation and targeted student-support initiatives, countless partners are contributing to the success of school district-wide local […]