Amscot’s 10th Annual ‘Just a Dollar’ Campaign: Nearly $1.2 Million for Local Education Foundation Initiatives Throughout Florida

One dollar at a time has now added up to nearly $1.2 million through Amscot Financial’s annual campaign to provide over-and-above, targeted support for students throughout the company’s 20 county service territory. A leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, Amscot just completed its 10th annual “Just a Dollar” campaign in August. Throughout the month, […]

‘Innovation Generation’ Grant to Link Classrooms to Careers for Florida Students this School Year

As students head back to classrooms throughout Florida, many can look forward to having extra hands-on learning opportunities thanks to an “Innovation Generation” grant program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, the Consortium of Florida Educations (CFEF) will challenge county-wide school district education foundations to create […]

$1 Million in K-12 Support and Counting:

‘Just a Dollar’ at a Time with Amscot Financial 10th Annual Campaign Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, announces the launch of its tenth annual “Just a Dollar” campaign, designed to raise funds for school district-wide local education foundations in the 20 Florida counties where Amscot has branches. Beginning Saturday, August […]

Foundations help fill ‘enormous’ school needs

As soon as the bookmobile doors opened, more than a dozen children charged aboard and rushed to look for something fun to read. Jamesia Sinclair chose “Lawn Boy,” the story of a 12-year-old who learns a lesson in capitalism when he launches a lawn-mowing business. “I like the books in there, and it’s fun to […]

Bradford Educator Receives ‘Invested in Excellence’ Award at Statewide Teacher Recognition Event

Elizabeth Oody, the School District of Bradford County’s 2015 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 10 for tremendous impact on the lives of her students, school and community. She was chosen from among 67 county-wide teacher of the […]

Florida students and teachers to benefit from Duke Energy Foundation grants

ST PETERSBURG, Fla., June 25, 2015 (PRNewswire) — Over 11,000 students and 380 teachers will benefit from Duke Energy grants totaling $1 million to various public education institutions throughout Florida. The grants, from the Duke Energy Foundation, encompass both direct-to-student contributions and individual teacher grants to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in Florida’s public schools. “Providing schools with stronger […]

Winning Florida 'Teachers & Technology' Classroom Innovation Projects Awarded by CenturyLink

Gainesville, Fla., May 20, 2015 (PRWEB) CenturyLink, Inc. and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently announced 25 Florida winners of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology Grants program. The program, conducted in partnership with the CFEF, awards grants to schools in CenturyLink’s local service areas on behalf of teachers who have developed specific plans […]

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

Understanding how classroom curriculum translates into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers can be a critical component for engaging today’s students and teachers in creating tomorrow’s workforce. Hands-on learning opportunities can provide the critical link of relevance for students and answer the age-old student question of “When am I ever going to use this?” […]

Outstanding Superintendent and 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 4th at the 69th Annual Joint Conference of Florida School Boards Association and Florida Association of District School Superintendents in Tampa.   They were chosen from among seven nominees for championing community and business involvement in […]

Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Receives $50,000 Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant to Support STEM Education

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), the membership organization for Florida’s network of education foundations serving 67 school districts, announced today it has received a grant for $50,000 as part of the “Innovation Generation Grant” program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. The grant supports hands-on experiential learning […]