The Foundation is Pleased to Welcome
Jean Vansmith as Executive Director
The Foundation is proud to announce Jean Vansmith as Executive Director. Vansmith brings over ten years of experience in developing strong relationships and creating partnerships in Central Florida to The Foundation. “The Foundation is in a great place and I’m excited to lead our wonderful team,” expressed Vansmith. “One of our best resources in Seminole County is our schools, and I’m honored to help serve the needs of our students and teachers.”

Kicking Off Tools 4 Seminole Schools
Our free teacher store has a new name - Tools 4 Seminole Schools !

This program of The Foundation, formerly known as A Gift for Teaching -Seminole, invites you to join us May 17th as we kick-off our annual school supply drive for the 2018-2019 school year! You'll have a chance to tour the store and go behind the scenes to see how your donations create better opportunities for SCPS students.

The store provides teachers and administrators with access to free school supplies, backpacks and more for their classrooms and students most in need.

LEGOLAND Summer Discount
Looking for some summer fun?

We're teaming up with LEGOLAND to offer discounted tickets this May. Plus, $10 from every ticket sold will be donated back to The Foundation.

Become a Mentor and Change a Life
Take Stock in Children - Seminole, a program of The Foundation, has selected 25 scholars for the TSIC Class of 2022.

These eager students have had the odds stacked against them and are in need of mentors to help guide them through this scholarship program. As a mentor, you’ll spend just one hour a week with your student, but the difference you make will last a lifetime!

If you are interested or know someone who would like to become a mentor, please contact our  Program Supervisor .
Scholarships: Making a Difference
Graduation is just around the corner and seniors are making plans for their future! To help students achieve their dreams, with the support of our donors, The Foundation will award over $40,000 in scholarships to Seminole County Public Schools' graduates this year.

We offered three new scholarships honoring longtime community leader Dede Schaffner, longtime educator Dr. Connie E. Collins, and former educators William & Aleatha Hamilton, for which Hamilton Elementary is named after.

If you are interested in setting up a scholarship in memory of your loved one or to leave a legacy, please contact our Business Manager .
In case you missed it!  
Last week 15 graduating scholars were celebrated at the  Take Stock In Children - Seminole  Graduation Celebration presented by  CenturyLink . The highlight of the evening for many grads was when keynote speaker Mr. Bob Dello Russo,  Del-Air Founder and Chairman, donated $1,000 to each scholar!

It was an amazing night full of excitement, gratitude and enthusiasm for the future!
Every time you purchase or renew your License for Learning tag in Seminole County, $20 goes to support The Foundation.

Your tax-deductible donation benefits the teachers and students of Seminole County Public Schools through The Foundation programs!

View these stories and more on The Foundation’s Facebook page
October 27, 2018
Our Mission
The Foundation's mission as a non-profit organization is to improve student achievement in Seminole County Public Schools by: raising and distributing funds and in-kind donations; fostering involvement in schools by business and the community; and providing recognition and rewards for outstanding contributions to, and performance within, the school system.
Today's students.
Tomorrow's successful citizens.