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
Wells Fargo awarded the DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc.(DCEF) a $5,000 sponsorship to be used for the Teacher Mini-Grant program. This is a major program for the foundation and last year served 2,372 students.Learn more about this project and others at: http://www.desotoeducationfoundation.com/impact/grants
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 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 “
A BIG THANK YOU to the Walmart Foundation for their continued support and awarding the DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc. with a $2,500 grant for the 2016-17 BackPack program. There are over 650 children enrolled in the elementary and middle school grades in DeSoto County that are never sure if there will be sufficient … Continue reading Thank you Walmart Foundation!
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$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!
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!
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!