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On Saturday, June 28, representatives from Volunteer Florida and 120 AmeriCorps members from around central Florida convened on Bartow as the Polk Education Foundation hosted the central Florida service project to celebrate the 20th anniversary of both Volunteer Florida and AmeriCorps. Members did campus beautification projects at two local schools so the students and staff have welcoming environments to return to this Fall. Thank you all!
Click here to see Volunteer Florida's picture gallery from the day.
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 II||534-5073|
|Shannan Combee||Grants Manager, T2T Program Director||534-0803|
|Lou Ann Antonelli||Administrative Assistant||534-0519|
|Take Stock in Children, Student Advocate||519-8076|
|TBA||Take Stock in Children, College Success Coach||519-8077|
|Kristen LeFan||AmeriCorps Polk Reads, Program Director||519-8637|
|Jerry Miller||President||Duke Energy|
|Kathryn Koch||Vice President||Lanier Upshaw|
|Tracy Kimbrough||Secretary/Treasurer||Bayliss and Company, PA|
|Mary Ruth Wilson||Immediate Past President||Central Ridge, Inc.|
|Carol Barnett||Publix Super Markets Charities|
|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|
|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|