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Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.
1960 Landings Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34231

Phone: (941) - 927-0965
Fax: (941) - 927-3034

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About Us

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is a non-profit organization dedicated to quality public education for all children. Through the generosity of a caring community, we fund programs and initiatives that go beyond what tax dollars can provide and help elevate our public schools to the top of Florida’s education system.

 

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BOARD OFFICERS
Cheryl L. Gordon - Chairman
Peter Hayes - Immediate Past Chair
Kimberly Page Walker - Vice Chairman
Michael E. Longworth - Secretary
Tricia Fulton - Treasurer

BOARD MEMBERS
Gregory E. Banach
Michael Bryant
Taylor T. Collins
Dean Crowley
Ariane Dart
Ping Faulhaber
Philip N. Hammersley
Ronald D. Karp
Tom Koski
F. John LaCivita
Robin T. MacDonald
Susan Morris
Fred Strammer
Jason Swift
Constance White-Davis 
Caitlin M. Williams
Margaret Wise

EX-OFFICIO 
Jane Goodwin - School Board Chair
Lori White, Superintendent - Sarasota County Schools

BOARD EMERITUS
Wilma Hamilton
Walter G. Mills
Shirley A. Ritchey
Jon F. Swift

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Susan Scott

ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR
Laura Breeze

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Michelle Frau 
 
TEXCELLENCE PROGRAM MANAGER
Jennifer Sams

DONOR & PROGRAM SERVICES COORDINATOR
Karissa Mayer


 

Our Mission

We invest in every child’s success through the generosity of our community.

Our Vision

Every child will be prepared for tomorrow’s world.

Our Goals

  • To increase the graduation rate
  • To help all students become better readers
  • To prepare students for success in the work place and global economy
  • To serve as the leading advocate for Sarasota County’s public schools

Our Core Values

These are the principles that guide our organization's work, our standards for how we treat one another and our constituents. Our constituents include our community at large, made up of students and their families, teachers, administrators and other district personnel, school board members, donors, future donors and volunteers.

  1. We value excellence in education, serving as good listeners who are responsive to the needs of students, educators and the community.
  2. We believe that private philanthropy is essential for the success of our public schools, now and in the future.
  3. We are dedicated to providing equal access to educational opportunities for all students in our community's public schools.
  4. We conduct ourselves with integrity and honesty and adhere to the highest standards of transparency and accountability to safeguard the public's trust in our work.
  5. We manage our relationships with respect and compassion.
  6. We continually develop our knowledge and skills so that our achievements will better serve others.  
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