About Us


 
Times change, but our mission has stayed the same for 31 years. "To promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education." We connect community to classrooms to innovate learning, power potential, and celebrate success.
 
The St. Lucie County Education Foundation advances K-12 public education in St. Lucie County by increasing the capacity and resources of the district in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Our local Education Foundation serves as the conduit for private sector investment and community involvement in our public schools.
  • The SLC Education Foundation serves as the primary link between local education and regional, statewide and national donors.
  • The SLC Education Foundation leverages these relationships for the benefit of local education, creating partnerships with businesses and organizations that impact students in the classroom and strengthen cooperation between the private sector and our public schools.
Our History
In 1984, the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing school districts to create local education foundations to raise private funds for programs to support students, teachers and public schools in their respective districts. In 1990, the St. Lucie County Education Foundation was organized as a direct support organization of the St. Lucie County School Board.
  • Out of 67 school districts, there are currently 60 local education foundations across the state and 55 are members of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundation.
  • More than 1,100 community leaders serve on local education foundation boards with 73% of these volunteers from the private sector.
Our education foundation shares in increasing businesses and community interest, involvement and investment in our public schools as a strategy for increasing student achievement.
 
As a 501c3 public non-profit corporation, the SLC Education Foundation is guided by specific bylaws and governed by an Executive Board of Directors.
 
Our Mission
 
"To promote, encourage and recognize excellence in public education.”
 
The St. Lucie County Education Foundation was founded in 1990 as a non-profit, tax- exempt organization whose purpose is to support the teachers and students of St. Lucie Schools District through programs not funded by tax revenue.
 
The Foundation has earmarked funds for use by teachers to fund creative classroom projects that provide a unique and result-oriented learning experience for students.
 
The St. Lucie County Education Foundation is a vehicle for individuals and organizations to make a positive difference in education through volunteer efforts, contributions, and celebrations of  teachers and students.
 
Providing every child with a high-quality education is among our most important responsibilities as a community. Educational attainment is perhaps the most powerful factor in determining whether children will reach their full potential as healthy, self-sufficient adults.
 
We believe
  • Public education is essential to the well-being of our community.
  • We must serve as ambassadors within our community, advocating for all children, providing for an exchange of ideas, and advocating for support to the community at large.
  • Every child should have access to rich educational experiences.