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LCSF STARS GALA FUNDRAISING EVENT FEBRUARY 18, 2017 WITH GUEST SPEAKER CONGESSMAN NEAL DUNN

The Levy County Schools Foundation STARS Gala fundraising event is slated for Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Williston Middle/High School.  The semiformal evening will begin with hors dóeuvres and mingling at 5:00 pm followed by dinner and program at 6:00.  The event will benefit the nonprofit Foundation with funds to support its scholarship and [...]

2017 SUNCOAST SCHOLARS PROGRAM

We are very excited that again this year Suncoast Credit Union is offering two $2,000 scholarships to Levy County students through the Levy County Schools Foundation. Applications will be available from the school districts high school guidance offices starting February 1st through March 31, 2017. For additional information please contact Donna Turner at (352)493-6056 (Mon [...]

$55,700 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO SENIORS

Through its generous scholarship sponsors, donors and fundraising efforts the Foundation was proud to award 65 scholarships totaling $55,700 to deserving seniors of Levy County Schools. Our Scholarship Sponsors were: Friends of C Doyle McCall; Capital City Bank; Chiefland Chamber of Commerce; Chiefland Lions Club; Chiefland Woman’s Club; Duke Energy; Levy County Schools Foundation; Levy [...]

CAPITAL CITY BANK CONTINUES TO SUPPORT EDUCATION

The Capital City Bank continues to support the Foundation in 2016/17 with their sponsorship of our Beast Feast and Gala fundraising events as a Gold sponsor; our Evening of Excellence to celebrate our teachers, ESPs and volunteers of the year; and providing $1,000 scholarship for a student from each of our high schools.  In addition, [...]

DUKE ENERGY AWARDS THE FOUNDATION $10,000 GRANT FOR 2016/17

Duke Energy awards the Levy County Schools Foundation a grant for $10,000. These funds will support middle school STEM Education, Career & Technical Education and provide scholarships to our seniors.

The support of our Corporate Sponsors is vital to the Foundation and it’s efforts to support Levy County education.

THANK YOU TO OUR DUKE ENERGY PARTNERS!

$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