The Education Foundation of Sarasota County, founded by community members who valued public education, is celebrating 25 years of support for our public schools. The Silver Celebration highlighting the 25 year milestone of the Foundation will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at Michael’s On East. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $16 million in direct support to Sarasota County Schools.
Just a few of the programs the community’s generosity has made possible are: grants for teachers to use in their classrooms to inspire student learning; tutors for struggling readers; computers and digital literacy training for low income families; the premiere arts competition for our town’s most promising young artists and designers and much, much more.
The Foundation will recognize its generous supporters and former Sarasota County public school students who have achieved success in their chosen fields. Sarasota County School graduates Kevin Biegel, Sheriff Tom Knight, Superintendent Lori White, Dr. Megan Bogart, William (Bill) Merrill, III and Mayor Willie Shaw will be featured. The program will also include a performance from the talented Christopher Eisenberg, Sarasota High School student and West Coast Black Theatre Troupe performer. Tickets are still available but seating is limited. Please call the Education Foundation of Sarasota’s office at 941-927-0965 to reserve your seat today.
About the Education Foundation of Sarasota County
The Education Foundation of Sarasota County, founded in 1988 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization, serves more than 41,000 students in 58 elementary, middle and high schools. The Education Foundation is the leading advocate for an exceptional public education for all students in Sarasota County. With strong support from our donors and community, we undertake significant, high impact projects and initiatives that go beyond what tax dollars can provide. We have the knowledge, expertise and capability to develop, implement and administer sustainable solutions. Since its inception, the foundation has provided over $16 million in direct support to Sarasota County Schools.
The foundation encourages donors with a passion for education to express their imagination in finding solutions, to make an investment in providing new opportunities for student learning, and to share the inspiration their generosity sparks in young people whose lives are forever changed. For more information, visit www.edfoundation.net or call 941.927.0965