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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.

   

Vision

Every student will be prepared for tomorrow’s world  

Mission 

We invest in the success of every student and teacher through high impact initiatives supported by our community partners and donors

 

Goals  

AN INVESTED AND INVOLVED COMMUNITY

o   Programs and initiatives that are responsive to community expectations of an exceptional public education

o   Compelling and results oriented opportunities for donors to express their passion for  education

 

STUDENTS ARE INSPIRED TO ACHIEVE THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL

o   Innovative programs and technology

o   Rigorous and relevant learning environments

o   Exceptional  and engaging instruction

o   Support for Teachers and their professional development

 

ALL STUDENTS ARE PREPARED FOR SUCCESS AFTER GRADUATION

o   Programs that promote college and career readiness

o   Classroom environments that model the 21st Century workplace

o   Student and teacher experiences that connect learning to lifelong success

o   Opportunities that stimulate curiosity and career aspirations

o   Initiatives that develop involved, responsible citizens

   


BOARD OFFICERS
Jason Swift - Chairman
Kimberly Page Walker- Immediate Past Chair
Tom L. Koski- Vice Chairman
Louis DeCongelio - Secretary
Tricia Fulton - Treasurer

BOARD MEMBERS
Gregory E. Banach
Cathi Bell
Taylor T. Collins
Ariane Dart
Ping Faulhaber
Cheryl Gordon
Philip N. Hammersley
Peter Hayes
Stuart Henderson
F. John LaCivita
John McIntyre
Alix Morin
Susan Morris
Katelin Nguyen
Jacquelyn Woods



EX-OFFICIO 
Frank Kovach - School Board Chair
Lori White, Superintendent - Sarasota County Schools

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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jennifer Vigne
 
DONOR & PROGRAM SERVICES COORDINATOR
Karissa Mayer

TEXCELLENCE & DIGITAL LEARNING LABS MANAGER
Jennifer Sams

 

History

FYE June 30 2015 Audit

FYE Jun 30 2014 Audit

Form 990

IRS Letter of Determination

Staff