Education Foundation of Indian River County
"Opening Doors to Student Success!"
Are You a Partner in Education?
Help to support the Mission of The Education Foundation by considering becoming a 'Partner in Education.'

Your generous donation will help continue to provide valuable programs and services to students and teachers in our area.
This Blue is Cool!
The Education Foundation of Indian River County would like to thank Philanthropist, Ann Tharpe, for funding the “Epic Academic Achievement Grants.” A generous gift of $12,435.00 provided 3 schools the opportunity to recognize and reward students for academic and behavioral success. 
Sebastian River Middle School, Rosewood Magnet and Vero Beach Elementary School rewarded students with a trips to see the Blue Man Group in the month of February at Universal Studios.

Through a special partnership with Universal Studios, school field trips are offered with the purpose of engaging and motivating students through an unforgettable stage event that combined theatre, music, art, science and technology. Paint drumming, optical illusions and inspiring musical instruments were part of the experience for 127 students.

Vero Beach Elementary Principal Cindy Emerson shared, “80 readers, who are now leaders, were rewarded for reading over 30 million words this school year! This opportunity inspired 2 nd – 5 th grade students to increase their reading skills and comprehension achievement.” 

The Education Foundation, with the support of donors, works to support the priorities of the School District of Indian River County’s strategic plan.
Students Prepare!

Coming up on March 26th-28th, students from Indian River County will head to Lakeland, FL to compete in the 64th Annual State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida!

These students competed at the regional level here in January and were selected to represent Indian River County in the State Fair.
What an exciting honor for these young scientists!

The following students will be competing! We wish them much luck!
Andrew Bickel
Wil Blackburn
Zadie Diniz
Lily Gunter
William Myers
Jordan Shear
Jackson Watson
Colby Stebbins
Zeo Zudans
Kiran Arain
Elizabeth Croom
Jake Damiani
Lily Strauss
Sydney Tran
Lauren Amos
Griffin Wagner
Savanna Ware

On Tuesday, March 5th a practice session was held at Gifford Middle School in which students could get feedback on their projects in order to prepare them even more for State!
Sneaker Exchange Continues!
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Shoe Carnival to continue our Sneaker Exchange program!

Due to Payless Shoe Stores closing all of their stores we had to find another store to continue this program and Shoe Carnival gladly stepped up to help! THANK YOU!

Remaining dates for the year are 3/12, 3/14, 3/26, 3/28 and 4/4. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please visit our website to sign up or make a donation to help continue this program that provides "Happy Feet" for local students!
Two Great Events!
Coming up in April are two not to be missed events!

Wine & Wickets and Charity Shoot

These events help to support the mission of the Education Foundation, all while having a great time with other supporters!

Event registration and sponsorship's are open for BOTH events! They fill up quickly so be sure to reserve your space now! Also PLEASE consider sponsoring one or both of the events at the level best suiting to you!
RSVP's are REQUIRED for both events!
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
-Benjamin Franklin

Do you want to continue to help us grow power, knowledge and skills for our local students and teachers? Without the help of donors like you, many needs in our education community will be unmet.

Please make a gift for education to help us continue to provide skills for children and their teachers ensuring they will achieve successful lives through high quality education.

Education Foundation Board of Directors 2019

President - Cathy Filusch
Vice Chair - Wanda Lincoln
Treasurer - Brian Elwell, CPA
Secretary - Margot Kornicks, RN, MBA

Members at Large:
Pat Blackburn
Cindi Dixon
Bill Douglass
Marion Manchester
Jim McGuigan, CPA

Education Foundation Staff:
Cynthia Falardeau, Chief Executive Officer
Ben Earman, Development Officer

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
whose mission is to enhance our community’s investment in our schools
with the goal of achieving excellence for students and educators.

P. 772-564-0034 | F. 772-564-0761 |