Education Foundation of Indian River County
"Opening Doors to Student Success!"
Two Successful Events!
Thank you to our
Wine & Wickets Sponsors
George E. Warren Corporation
Vero Beach Magazine
Ed & Cathy Filusch
Ann & Len Rush
Kevin & Elizabeth McGill
Thank you to our
19th Annual Charity Shoot Sponsors
George E. Warren Corporation
Georgia Welles
The Thomas F. & Clementine L. Mullan Foundation
Guy & Dede Snowden
Bill & Mary Ann Becker
Patrice & Cary Stowe
Thomas Theobald
Elite Shotguns, LLC
Hudson Advisor Services, Inc.
Deke Welles
Gordon Calder
Girard Equipment, Inc.
Thank you to everyone who attended these fundraising events!
You helped to raise awareness & funds for student success in Indian River County!

A huge thank you to our hosting venues of
John's Island West Course and Windsor Gun Club.
STEP into Kindergarten - Register Now!
Who are the participants?
4 and 5 year old children who have completed a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program and will be attending a Title I school in the Fall.

What is the goal?
To prepare children for Kindergarten success. This includes pre-reading, math and social/emotional skills to transition smoothly into a learning environment.

When does it happen?
June 3rd – July 12th (29 instructional days)
Congratulations Cathy!

Congratulations to our Board President; Cathy Filusch on her nomination for Woman of the Year in the category of Outstanding Volunteer.
The ceremony was held on April 24th at Oak Harbor. Congrats to all the nominees and winners in their categories!
Education License Plate
Don't forget that the new Support Education Tags are now available!
Florida’s newly designed Support Education specialty license plate is HERE!

When Florida residents purchase or renew their Support Education specialty tag, $20 goes directly back to support public education. 
You can pick one up at the Indian River County's Tax Collector's office today!
DID YOU KNOW? The Support Education license plate came in second place in the WORLDWIDE Best Plate of the Year competition for the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association – “the largest and most respected club for license plate collectors and aficionados since 1954.”
New Partnership!
Announcing that the Education Foundation & the School District of Indian River County have now partnered with CareerSource Research Coast on CTE!

Career and Technical Education  (CTE) gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE programs students learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life.
“Education is a once in a lifetime opportunity to open children’s hearts and minds to the unbelievable wonder of the universe.”
– Sir Anthony Seldon

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, Community 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 | director@edfoundationirc.org