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Florida’s K-12 local education foundations connect community to classrooms to innovate learning, power potential, and celebrate success.

Click on the county name below to connect directly with a local education foundation and learn about their work!

Member Foundations

Alachua
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The Education Foundation of Alachua Cty
Rachel Debigare, Executive Director
352-955-7250 ext 6415
debigarere@gm.sbac.edu

Baker
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Baker County Education Foundation
Robin Mobley, Executive Director
904-259-0427
robin.mobley@bakerk12.org

Bay
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Bay Education Foundation
Melissa Pinero, Executive Director
850-767-4111
pinerms@bay.k12.fl.us

Bradford
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Bradford County Education Foundation
Cheryl Canova, Board Chair

cheryl.canova@sfcollege.edu

Brevard
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Brevard Schools Foundation
Janice Kershaw, President & CEO
321-633-1000 ext 11754
kershaw.janice@brevardschools.org

Broward
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Broward Education Foundation
Shea Ciriago, Executive Director
754-321-2033
shea.ciriago@browardschools.com

Calhoun
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Calhoun Education Foundation
Debbie Williams, Asst Superintendent
850-674-8733 ext 22
debbie.williams@calhounflschools.org

Charlotte
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Charlotte Local Education Foundation
Sara Wierhake, Executive Director
941-255-7500 ext 294
sara.wierhake@yourcharlotteschools.net

Citrus
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Citrus County Education Foundation
Shaunda Burdette, Executive Director
352-726-1931 ext 2240
burdettes@citrusschools.org

Clay
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Clay Education Foundation
Makayla Buchanan, Executive Director
904-576-0365
makayla.buchanan@myoneclay.net

Collier
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Champions For Learning
Susan McManus, President
239-643-4755
smcmanus@championsforlearning.org

Columbia
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Columbia County Public Schools Foundation
Dianna Swisher, Director
386-755-8041
swisherd@columbiak12.com

DeSoto
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DeSoto County Education Foundation
Sara Walker, Executive Director
941-628-9780
swalkerdcef@gmail.com

Dixie
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Dixie Education Foundation
Chris Barber, Treasurer
352-542-7412
barber_chris2006@bellsouth.net

Duval
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Jacksonville Public Education Fund
Rachael Fortune, President
904-356-7757
rachael@jaxpef.org

Escambia
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Escambia County Public Schools Foundation
Kristie Kelley, Executive Director
850-469-5354
kkelley1@ecsdfl.us

Flagler
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Flagler County Education Foundation
Joe Rizzo, Executive Director
386-437-7526 ext 1125
rizzoj@flaglerschools.com

Franklin
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Franklin Education Foundation
Donna Dunkin, Executive Director

ddduncan@fairpoint.net

Gadsden
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Gadsden Education Foundation
LaTrenda Gainous-Goldwire, President

latrendagainous@tds.net

Glades
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Glades Education Foundation
Susie Cline, Executive Director

dscline96@yahoo.com

Gulf
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The Education Foundation of Gulf County
Executive Director
850-227-1221
dthompson@gulf.k12.fl.us

Hamilton
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Hamilton County Public Schools Foundation
President
386-303-1046
lesliejcarter@windstream.net

Hardee
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Hardee Education Foundation
Executive Director
863-773-9058 ext 1243
bharrelson@hardee.k12.fl.us

Hendry
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Hendry Public Schools Foundation
Board Chair
863-902-3477
busins@hendry-schools.net

Hernando
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Hernando County Education Foundation
Executive Director
352-544-6418
brinker_t@hcsb.k12.fl.us

Highlands
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Highlands County Education Foundation
Executive Director
863-471-5626
averytm@highlands.k12.fl.us

Hillsborough
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Hillsborough Education Foundation
President
813-574-0260
kjowell@educationfoundation.com

Indian River
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Education Foundation of Indian River County
Executive Director
772-564-0034
director@edfoundationirc.org

Jackson
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Jackson County Education Foundation
Executive Director
850-272-2269
amy.cox@jcsb.org

Jefferson
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Jefferson County Educational Foundation
Secretary
850-997-3356
angela.gray@jeffersonpa.net

Lafayette
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Lafayette Penny Foundation

386-330-6121
sclark@lcsbmail.net

Lake
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Education Foundation of Lake County
Executive Director
352-326-1265
cullen-battc@lake.k12.fl.us

Lee
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The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools
President & CEO
239-337-0433
marshall@leeschoolfoundation.org

Leon
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Foundation for Leon County Schools
Executive Director
850-487-7241
clarke4@leonschools.net

Levy
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Levy County Schools Foundation
Executive Director
352-493-6056
lcsf@levyk12.org

Liberty
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Panhandle Area Community OutReach
Executive Director
850-643-7724
gljacobs1975@gmail.com

Madison
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Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education
President
850-973-2139
timsanders51@aol.com

Manatee
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Manatee Education Foundation
President
941-251-4937
glassm@manateeschools.net

Marion
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Public Education Foundation of Marion County
Executive Director
352-671-4166
judith.zanetti@marion.k12.fl.us

Martin
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Education Foundation of Martin County
Executive Director
772-600-8062
lrhodes@educationfoundationmc.org

Miami-Dade
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The Education Fund
President
305-558-4544 ext 103
llecht@educationfund@org

Monroe
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Monroe County Education Foundation
Executive Director
305-293-1546
chuck.licis@monroecountyedfound.com

Nassau
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Nassau Education Foundation
Executive Director
904-277-9084
abean@nassaueducationfoundation.org

Okaloosa
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Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation
Executive Director
850-833-3119
gatesc@okaloosaschools.com

Okeechobee
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Okeechobee Educational Foundation
Executive Director
863-462-5000 ext 257
erin.moore@okee.k12.fl.us

Orange
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The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
Senior Director
407-317-3261
debi.pedraza@ocps.net

Osceola
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Education Foundation for Osceola County
Executive Director
407-870-4855
kerry.avery@osceolaschools.net

Palm Beach
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Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
President & CEO
561-738-2929
james@educationfoundationpbc.org

Pasco
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Pasco Education Foundation
President
813-794-2705
scapo@pascoeducationfoundation.org

Pinellas
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Pinellas Education Foundation
President
727-588-4816
stacy.baier@pinellaseducation.org

Polk
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Polk Education Foundation
Executive Director
863-534-0434
susana.copeland@polk-fl.net

Putnam
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Lift Putnam!
Executive Director
352-283-5369
rmperry@rmperrylaw.com

Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa Education Foundation
Executive Director
850-983-5043
purdonc@santarosa.k12.fl.us

Sarasota
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Education Foundation of Sarasota County
President
941-927-0965
jvigne@edfoundationsrq.org

Seminole
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The Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools
Executive Director
407-320-0176
vansmijz@scps.k12.fl.us

St. Johns
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Investing in Kids
Executive Director
904-547-7120
donna.lueders@stjohns.k12.fl.us

St. Lucie
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St Lucie County Education Foundation
President
772-429-5507
thom.jones@efslc.org

Sumter
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Sumter Schools Enhancement Foundation
Executive Director
352-793-2315 ext 50212
eileen.goodson@sumter.k12.fl.us

Suwannee
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Suwannee Education Foundation
Executive Director
386-647-4053
adrienne.taylor@suwannee.k12.fl.us

Taylor
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Taylor County Education Foundation
Executive Director
850-838-2500
michael.thompson@taylor.k12.fl.us

Union
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Union County Education Foundation
President

lindajohns17@yahoo.com

Volusia
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FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools
Executive Director
386-255-6475 ext 50730
caperric@volusia.k12.fl.us

Walton
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Walton Education Foundation
Executive Director
850-692-9961
info@waltonedfoundation.org

Washington
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Florida Panhandle Technical College

850-638-1180 ext 305
martha.compton@fptc.edu

Contact Us

P.O. Box 358719 Gainesville, FL 32635-8719

3720 NW 43 Street, Suite 101, Gainesville, FL 32606

Phone: 352.338.0250

Our Mission

Our mission is to work with our members and partners to connect individuals, organizations and financial
resources, building the capacity and effectiveness of local education foundations