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10 CLASSROOM GRANTS AWARDED

In the first round of our 2015/16 Classroom Grants Program, the Foundation selected 10 grant applications for funding to teachers and schools throughout the District totaling $4,081. Individual teachers are eligible for up to $300 for their projects; teachers, grade levels or schools can join together for larger project funding of up to $600. These [...]

FOUNDATION RECEIVES STATE GRANT

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded the Levy County Schools Foundation $17,532 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program provided through the State of Florida. The Grant is funding a project through the Levy County Schools called “The Success of the Future”.  The goal of this project [...]

GET INVOLVED……VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECTING CHILDREN, CLASSROOMS & COMMUNITY BECOME A FOUNDATION ASSOCIATE MEMBER  Associate membership is for individuals or organizations who are non-voting members that serve on the Foundation committees for fundraising and celebration events throughout the year. The annual dues for membership is $25.00 that goes to support the many activities and events of the Foundation. For [...]

JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIUM GALA EVENT ON FEBRUARY 20, 2016

SAVE THE DATE:  The Foundation will host its premium Stars Gala Event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Bronson High School.  The evening will feature a theme of “Denim and Diamonds for Education” and will be an evening of good food, entertainment and fun.  Come dressed in your best denim or as a diamond in [...]

10 CLASSROOM GRANTS AWARDED

In the first round of our 2015/16 Classroom Grants Program, the Foundation selected 10 grant applications for funding to teachers and schools throughout the District totaling $4,081.

Individual teachers are eligible for up to $300 for their projects; teachers, grade levels or schools can join together for larger project funding of up to $600.

These grants are funded through our NICE (New Innovative Creative Education) Grant Program funded by employee contributions; our Duke Energy Grant and our Suncoast Credit Union Grant.

Our second round of school/teacher applications will be reviewed and awarded in January 2016.

We look forward to reviewing projects that will enhance student learning in our classrooms.

FOUNDATION RECEIVES STATE GRANT

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded the Levy County Schools Foundation $17,532 in matching funds through the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program provided through the State of Florida.

The Grant is funding a project through the Levy County Schools called “The Success of the Future”.  The goal of this project is to provide technology and opportunity for Levy County students so they can complete in the 21st Century.

Funds will be used to provide computer and web-based resources for students; finance industry certifications for career and technical education students; and provide mentors to ensure that teachers are highly effective in the classroom.

Outcomes will be measured by student performance on computer based state and/or local testing in language arts and mathematics; the number of students earning industry certifications and the retention and performance of the new teachers in the district for 2015/16.

Through the collaborative effort of its members, the CFEF successfully advocated for the creation of legislative matching funds in 2000 which has provided a dollar-for-dollar incentive for local education foundations to raise private contributions for eligible projects.  ”I’ve seen the impact of the Matching Grant Program first hand in Brevard County where I live, and I’m happy to support this program statewide to benefit other local education foundations and the students they serve”, said Speaker of the House Steve Crisafulli.

The CFEF is the membership organization for Florid’s school district-wide local education foundations.  Established in 1987, the CFEF seeks to advance student achievement in Florida by increasing private sector investment and involvement in public education.  The CFEF now has 651 member foundations with 1,100 business and community leaders serving as volunteer board members.  Collectively they have raised more than $45 million annually to support students, teachers and schools through a variety of programs.  The CFEF has facilitated more than $37 million to local education foundations since 2002 through various private and public sector partnerships, including the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.

 

GET INVOLVED……VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CONNECTING CHILDREN, CLASSROOMS & COMMUNITY

BECOME A FOUNDATION ASSOCIATE MEMBER 

Associate membership is for individuals or organizations who are non-voting members that serve on the Foundation committees for fundraising and celebration events throughout the year.

The annual dues for membership is $25.00 that goes to support the many activities and events of the Foundation.

For more information please contact Donna Turner, Foundation Director at (352)493-6056 or lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us.

 

 

JOIN US FOR OUR PREMIUM GALA EVENT ON FEBRUARY 20, 2016

SAVE THE DATE:  The Foundation will host its premium Stars Gala Event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Bronson High School.  The evening will feature a theme of “Denim and Diamonds for Education” and will be an evening of good food, entertainment and fun.  Come dressed in your best denim or as a diamond in your finest formal wear.  Tickets will go on sale in December for $50 with sponsorship opportunities available.  Watch for more details as our plans develop.

LEAVE A LEGACY PROGRAM

HELP A CHILD BUILD A FUTURE

Solely dedicated to Pre-K through 12th grade education in Levy County, the Levy County Schools Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) committed to supporting education and meeting the needs of students and teachers.

The Foundation is “Building for the Future” by supporting the quality education needed to move our nation forward.

Through the Foundation our community generates much needed funds from business partners, families and individuals to enhance education in Levy County.  These funds help provide classroom grants, student scholarships and other innovative eductional programs to ensure opportunities for academic achieve for all students.

Families and individuals can play a vital role in supporting public education.  The Levy County Schools Foundation invites you to make a difference in student education through:

CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES
ENDOWMENT FUNDING
OUTRIGHT DONATION

HOW GIFTS ARE MADE

Charitable gifts in support of education can be made during your lifetime or at your death.  Under current federal tax laws, generous tax deductions are permitted for charitable gifts.  Your attorney or tax adviser can best advise you on the method most suitable for you. Gifts can be made through:

CASH DONATIONS
SECURITIES AND REAL ESTATE
CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY
CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST

For more information please contact us at lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us.