May 18, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Flagler County Education Foundation
Local Business makes large donation to Flagler County Education Foundation
Thanks to Beaver Toyota of St. Augustine, the Flagler County Education Foundation was able to award over $14,000 in teacher mini grants this spring. Through a grant process opened to Flagler Schools teachers in March, Fund-A-Project with Beaver Toyota was opened to all Flagler Schools teachers. Beaver Toyota donated $10,000 that was partially used with matching funds by a private donor for this round of grants. The remainder of their donation will go to the other FCEF programs.
The process was a collaboration between Beaver Toyota and the Flagler County Education Foundation that culminated with 2 days of surprise visits to over 20 lucky teachers. Grants ranged from $200 to $1500 each. Bucky Beaver, Beaver Toyota Community Outreach Leader Jenielle Holderfield, and the Flagler County Education Foundation travelled to 9 schools over 2 days to personally deliver the good news to the teachers in their classrooms.
The Flagler County Education Foundation has an Innovative Teacher Grant program awarded annually in September that includes matching funds through the Consortium of Education Foundations and private donations. “When the chance arose to partner with Beaver Toyota to open up another grant opportunity we thought the idea was fantastic.” said Joe Rizzo, Executive Director of the Flagler County Education Foundation.
If you are interested in becoming a donor or volunteer contact FCEF at 1769 E Moody Blvd, Bldg 2, Bunnell, FL 32110 or at 386-437-7526.
Established in 1990, The Flagler County Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, committed to generating financial support and awareness to enhance educational programs that benefit students, families and teachers in Flagler Schools. We have a life-changing role in bringing critical support to children and families who might otherwise go without. We are totally focused on producing healthy, confident, educated future leaders – ensuring that no child is allowed to slip through the cracks. We can be reached online at http://flagleredfoundation.org, or https://www.facebook.com/flaglercountyeducationfoundation and via telephone at 386-437-7526.