Thank you AXA for the $500 donation to match Chelsea Brown, Vice President's $500 donation. These dollars will go towards our 2017-18 Classroom Grant program, that is supported by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The CFEF will match $1000....it's amazing how a donation of $500 can result into a $2000 donation!! Thank you for these matching grant opportunities!!
The change drive was a big hit for DeSoto County this Saturday! McDonald's, Arcadia Police Department and the DeSoto County Education Foundation partnered together to raise money for a scholarship fund. Just over $1200 was donated in 8 hours!!! As customers showed up at McDonald's for their morning coffee or afternoon snack, they donated loose change from their pockets and … Continue reading Change For a Change
Last May, several members of the DHS Class of 2016 walked out of the Turner Agri-Civic Center with more money than they had when they walked in. Scholarships totaling $682,690 were awarded to members of the class by local businesses, local service organizations, local civic organizations and in memory of local residents. Several colleges, universities, the Merchant Marines and Take Stock in Children also provided many … Continue reading 2017 Scholarships Available
ARCADIA, Fla. (November 2, 2016) — The DeSoto County Education Foundation (DCEF) announces a $12,500 donation from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. The donation will enhance learning opportunities for DeSoto County public school students. The Suncoast Credit Union funds will be distributed in the following ways: $2,000 for the 2017 Employee of the Year $1,000 … Continue reading FOUNDATION RECEIVES $12,500 DONATION
Thank you to the manager at the Arcadia, Florida Publix! The Desoto County Education Foundation appreciates his support and the Publix program, Tools for Back to School! Along with the contributions from the local community, Publix was able to donate boxes of paper, glue, scissors and notebooks to our DeSoto County schools! We look forward … Continue reading Publix Donates! – Tools for Back to School
It was great to visit a couple of our schools this week. The Bulldog Robotics Team at the DeSoto High School is expanding and hoping to start a second team this year! We are hoping to help fund this program so that they can compete with two robots at their competition this year! The … Continue reading A Visit to the Schools
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 “
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 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!
What a fun evening with some of the many wonderful and charitable people at Live Oak RV Resort! Their annual Charity Auction was a huge success and many children in DeSoto County will benefit from their generosity. Thank you…thank you…thank you!