CenturyLink to Connect Teachers with Technology by Offering $117,500 in Grants in Florida

CenturyLink, Inc. in conjunction with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), is connecting teachers with technology for the classroom. The CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program will open its application process Oct. 1 for teachers in CenturyLink’s local service areas who want to innovatively implement technology in their classrooms to […]

Study Ranks Six Florida K-12 Education Foundations among the Top 25 in the Nation

The nation’s only study and ranking of K-12 education foundations, “Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation,” has ranked Pinellas Education Foundation first in the nation, with five other Florida education foundations among the top 25 and an additional six among the top 50. Stepping Up looked at eight key performance categories […]

‘Just a Dollar’ Adds Up to $1 Million for Florida’s Students and Teachers in 20 School Districts through Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, recently announced results of its ninth annual “Just a Dollar” campaign, designed to raise funds for local education foundations in the 20 Florida counties where Amscot has branches. The 2014 campaign included Miami-Dade and Broward counties, where Amscot has recently opened new branches. Throughout the […]

Motorola Solutions Foundation Invests in Hands-on STEM Experiences for Students Through Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), the membership organization for Florida’s county-wide local education foundations serving 67 school districts, today announced 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. Through the grant, the CFEF will enable member […]

Amscot Financial Targets $1 Million in K-12 Support with 9th Annual ‘Just a Dollar’ campaign

Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented financial services, announces the launch of its ninth annual “Just a Dollar” campaign, designed to raise funds for school district-wide local education foundations in the 19 Florida counties where Amscot has branches. Beginning Friday, August 1, and continuing throughout the month of August, Amscot Financial associates will […]

Former NASA Engineer Now Lake City, Florida High School Teacher Named ‘Champion of Children’

It isn’t every day that a NASA engineer makes the move from working on the space shuttle and International Space Station to being a classroom teacher in a rural high school. It’s even more remarkable for that teacher to involve her students in raising $100,000 to create an award-winning FIRST Robotics team while also teaching Calculus, Physics […]

Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart & CenturyLink Named 2014 Outstanding Partners by Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

As the conduit for private-sector investment and involvement in public schools, Florida’s local education foundations epitomize private/public sector partnerships school districts throughout the state. With 1,100 business and community leaders now raising more than $45 million annually for targeted student, teacher and school initiatives, countless partners are contributing to the success of 59 district-wide local […]