$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

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 & 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 […]

‘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

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 & School Board Member Receive Statewide “STAR” Recognition

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 […]

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 […]