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 $'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

Win-Win!! Middle School Class gets bookshelf from High School Students!

In September, a DMS teacher wrote a grant for a bookshelf and new books.  Little did she know, the high school shop class would be the ones to make the shelves! I'm not sure  how it all came about, but the shop class from the DeSoto County High School constructed and stained this beautiful book shelf. … Continue reading Win-Win!! Middle School Class gets bookshelf from High School Students!

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

Teachers and Mini-Grants are working!

Using funding from a 2014-15 Mini-Grant award to purchase a DRA Kit, Ashley Grimaldi 2nd grade teacher at WES and Principal Bertie Alvarez, conducted professional development workshops for teachers. "These materials are a great tool for planning directed instruction for our children. We deeply appreciate the financial assistance that DCEF was able to provide," said … Continue reading Teachers and Mini-Grants are working!

Sponsorship Update: Links2Success Youth Career & Leadership Program

Links2Success is gearing up for the 2014 Youth Leadership and Career Conference for DeSoto Middle School students. The conference is for students currently in 7th and 8th grade with a minimum 2.5 GPA and will run from July 7th-12th. DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc., is proud to support this event. Read more about the event … Continue reading Sponsorship Update: Links2Success Youth Career & Leadership Program

DHS Project Graduation - DeSoto County Education Foundation

DCEF supports Project Graduation for 7th year

The Project Graduation Committee and DCEF, for the seventh year, provided a positive and safe celebration for the DeSoto County High School's  graduating senior class. This event, which was held in the DeSoto County High School’s gymnasium, reflects the combined efforts of parents, school administrators, teachers, businesses, community members and service organizations working together in the … Continue reading DCEF supports Project Graduation for 7th year