Last Tuesday, DCEF provided breakfast for the new teachers in the district.  WOW!  What a great group!  One of the highlights of the morning (for me) included speaking with them about the foundation and the work we do.  Welcome and we are delighted that you have chosen DeSoto County to live and work.  We’re going … Continue reading Welcome NEW TEACHERS!!

Publix and DCEF work together to make sure students will have “Tools for Back to School “

Publix began their “Tools for Back to School” campaign last week.  The goal is to give more students a chance to excel in their studies by making sure they have the necessary “tools”.   Too often, parents don't have the money to prepare their children with basic learning materials. Many times, teachers use their own money … Continue reading Publix and DCEF work together to make sure students will have “Tools for Back to School “

Senior Awards Night

 $682,690 in scholarships were awarded on Tuesday May 10th to the graduating seniors at DHS!  What a memorable evening for the students and their families. DCEF is proud to be a part of such a special evening. A special "thank you"  to the local donors who support our students each year!

Honoring the Top 10%

On April 28th, the DeSoto County Education Foundation hosted a dinner and recognition event for the Top 10% of the DHS Class of 2016.  This is such a great group of young people from our community.  Thank you to Suncoast Credit Union for their support by being a Platinum Sponsor for this event!

Scholarship “change” exceeds expectations!

The 1st year of the “Change for a Change” Scholarship exceeded all expectations and because of loyal and generous McDonald's customers, $1,700.01 was donated to the new scholarship fund on Saturday, March 26th Applications for the scholarship will be available on the high school website tomorrow and students will have until April 12th to complete the process. Thanks to the … Continue reading Scholarship “change” exceeds expectations!

Thank you for donating!

Thank you for donating your change for a scholarship project with the Arcadia Police Department, McDonald's and the DeSoto County Education Foundation! Our DHS graduates are the ones who benefit from your generosity!  We will make a "Change for a Change" in the life of students!!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!