Orlando Sentinel Commentary: 1:1 Match Funds Give Life to Career/Tech Paths

Commentary: State-private funds give life to high-school technical career paths             A technical education as early as high school can lead to a career. (Greg Eans / AP) By: Barbara Miller Technical education plays an important role in preparing our future work force. Oviedo High School has a flourishing automobile-service […]

View our 2016 Investment Report

The 2016 Investment Report includes a wealth of information about the past year, including the financial overview, statewide impact of the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program, and CFEF award winners. Click the cover image below to read the full report online.

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 ‘STEM@Work’ Connecting Classroom Curriculum to Real World for Florida Students this School Year

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 […]

Polk County— Polk Reads

Project Highlights The Polk Reads program placed tutors at low-performing elementary schools in Polk County (schools with grade of C, D or F) to provide one-on-one tutoring to K-3 students the school identifies as struggling readers.  The tutors, in collaboration with the teachers, provide one-on-one tutoring to students for 30 minutes, three times a week. […]