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$43,000 IN GRANT FUNDS PROVIDED TO LEVY COUNTY SCHOOLS IN 2015/16

The Foundation was pleased to support our local schools with $43,000 in classroom and school projects throughout the district and looking forward to 2016/17 with almost $45,000 in grant funds.

Grants are funded through the State Match Grant as well as our Corporate sponsors Capital City Bank, Suncoast Credit Union and Duke Energy.

Our focus last year and continuing into 2016/17 is funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the middle school grades; providing Chrome Book libraries for every elementary school in the district as well as funding for teacher quality projects.

FOUNDATION RECEIVES STATE GRANT

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) recently awarded the Levy County Schools Foundation $16,910.12 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 2016/17.

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.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ANNUAL BEAST FEAST EVENT OCTOBER 1, 2016

SAVE THE DATE: The 7th annual Levy County Schools Foundation Beast Feast is planned for Saturday, October 1st 6:00 pm at the Etheridge Produce Farm in Williston.

The annual fundraiser event features a variety of great food from clam chowder to “yard bird on a stick” prepared and served by cooks from local businesses and civic groups in a casual, picnic setting.  The evening will include door prizes and a live auction.

Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students 8-17.  Tickets go on sale August 20th.

Proceeds from the event support programs promoting student learning, effective teaching and scholarships for Levy County Students.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more information please e-mail lcsf@levy.k12.fl.us

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.