AXA is a new Supporter!

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!!

Change For a Change

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

2017 Scholarships Available

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

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 “

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!