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Jennifer Donaldson, from Bank of America, (R) presents a $5,000 check to Shannan Combee, Grants Program Director at the Polk Education Foundation, (L) to help support PEF’s grant programs!
In the 2014 report "Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation" conducted by Dewey & Associates, the Polk Education Foundation (PEF) ranked #6 in Florida, and #17 in the nation, when compared against education foundations from like sized school districts.. Performance categories used to do the comparative study were:revenues, revenues per student, assets, assets per student, grant and program expenses, grant and program expenses per student, investment income and volunteers.When compared against Foundations with similar revenues, the PEF ranked #2 in the nation. Read the complete report here. View Polk Education Foundation's national rankings here.
Give “Just One for the Kids” and help the PEF raise money for student and teacher programs in Polk County. If every employee gave just one dollar per week, we could raise over $600,000 towards helping promote education in our district! Click on the Just One for the Kids button at the top of the to make an online donation or click here to use our payroll deduction card.
The Polk Education Foundation was created in 1988, as a 501 C 3 direct-support organization for the Polk County School Board. The Foundation serves as the fiscal agent and manager of many educational programs for Polk County Schools. We serve to enhance educational programs for students with private and corporate funds. Led by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of community, educational and business leaders, the Foundation has raised and spent over $34 million dollars.
The vision of the Polk Education Foundation is to help enhance public school programs and to help students reach their educational goals.
The mission of the Polk Education Foundation is to establish a proactive partnership
between the community and the public school system to link community resources with the
educational needs of its students through reading and mentoring programs, scholarships,
school grants and other educational endeavors.
Address - 1530 Shumate Drive, Bartow, FL 33830
Phone - (863) 534-0519
Fax - (863) 519-3791
|Susan Copeland||Executive Director||534-0434|
|Shirley Brosie||Accountant Specialist||534-5073|
|Shannan Combee||Grants Manager, Teacher to Teacher Connection and Grants Program Director||534-0803|
|Lou Ann Antonelli||Administrative Assistant||534-0519|
|Take Stock in Children, College Success Coach||519-8076|
|TBD||Take Stock in Children, Program Coordinator||519-8077|
|Kristen LeFan||AmeriCorps Polk Reads, Program Director||519-8638|
|Jerry Miller||President||Duke Energy|
|Kathryn Koch||Vice President||Lanier Upshaw|
|Tracy Kimbrough||Secretary/Treasurer||Baylis and Company, PA|
|Mary Ruth Wilson||Immediate Past President||Central Ridge, Inc.|
|Carol Barnett||Publix Super Markets Charities|
|Arielle Brodsky||State Farm|
|Paula Dockery||Cardinal Insurance|
|Ebbie Sue Doherty||W.S. Badcock Corporation|
|Al Dorsett||Community Activist, Magnify Credit Union|
|Mimi Hardman||Community Activist|
|Hollis Hooks||Morgan Stanley Wealth Management|
|Jan Mercer-Hyman||Bright House Networks|
|Jarvis Kendrick||MIDFLORIDA Credit Union|
|Kathryn LeRoy||Polk County Schools Superintendent|
|Deb Misch||Community Activist|
|Tracy Mouncey||Tracy Mouncey and Associates|
|Dick Mullenax||Polk County School Board Member|
|Steve Petrie||Florida Southern College|
|Blinda Pullen||Bank of America|
|Ken Reeves||Buttercrust Bakery|
|Emily Rogers||Emily Rogers Consulting and Coaching|
|John Santarpia||Magnify Credit Union|
|John Stargel||Polk County Circut Judge|
|Richard Stephens||Holland & Knight|
|Steve Warner||Florida Polytechnic University|
|Terry Worthington||United Way of Central Florida|