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
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!
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
Although the temperature was a little on the chilly side, it didn't keep the seniors from attending the 2nd Annual College and Career Prep Financial Bonanza sponsored by Links2Success. What a great opportunity to talk with the students about the local scholarships that the foundation administer and answer their questions.
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!
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
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
Scholarships totaling over $20,000 were awarded to 12 deserving seniors from the DeSoto High School Class of 2014. The DeSoto County Education Foundation is pleased to be able to offer this service to donors for no fee.
Recognizing that the School District of DeSoto County’s Environmental Learning Lab (ELL) is a magnificent preservation of some of Florida’s native ecology, the Peace River Audubon Society (PRAS) recently donated funds to support their efforts. “The funds were designated by select teams who participate in an annual event known as a Birdathon,” stated James Comfort, … Continue reading Peace River Audubon Society donates to Environmental Learning Lab