Education Foundation of Indian River County
"Opening Doors to Student Success!"
2019-2020 Season of Events
Be sure to mark your calendars now for our NEW Season of Events to help raise funds to "open doors to student success!"
Friday, November 15, 2019
6:30pm - 9:30pm
"Harvesting Education" a Farm to Table Country Themed Jamboree!
Held at Magnolia Manor (click to view the venue)

Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:00am - 1:00pm
28th Annual Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Held at Gifford Middle School

Friday, March 6, 2020
6:30pm - 10:00pm
"Stand-Up for Education" A Night of Comedy With Surprise Guests!
Held at Oak Harbor Country Club

Thursday, April 16, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wine & Wickets
Held at John's Island West Course

Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
20th Annual Charity Shoot
Held at Windsor Gun Club (located inside Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports)
Individual Sponsorship's will be available for each event!
More information will be available as each event approaches!
Sneaker Exchange Receives Funds
Thank you to the Junior League of Indian River County Sustainers for your gift of $3,500 to our Sneaker Exchange Program. Because of you students will continue on a path of learning with "Happy Feet!"

The Sneaker Exchange Program for the 2019-2020 School Year resumes in September. Interested in volunteering or donating? Click the link below!
Back To School Party!
On Saturday, August 3rd from 10:00am-2:00pm Riverside Theatre & The Education Foundation present a FREE event for the whole family!
RT Star's 4th Annual Back To School Party!
Activities to Include...
County School Information
Bounce Slide
Face Painting
DJ Dance parties
Live Entertainment from Riverside Children's Theatre
Contests & Prizes
Surprise Guest Readers
Free Hot Dog & Treats for Kids!
and more!
High Impact Grant Submissions
This year we are awarding $45,000 in grants to public schools in Indian River County!

School Principals and Teachers are encouraged to submit a "Letter of Idea" outlining what you would like to accomplish through these grants. The grants request can either support a new project for expand a proven model! Grants up to $10,000 will be considered!

Letters are accepted to the Education Foundation from July 8th - August 23rd.

Full details about these Grant Awards and further instructions can be found on our website by clicking the link below, as well as the projects we funded last year.
Jake Owen Foundation Funds Programs
Thank you to the Jake Owen Foundation for continuing to give to the programs run by the Education Foundation that help support public school education and services for all students!

It was so nice to have you join us to tour one of our biggest programs in action "STEP into Kindergarten" (pictured here)

Your generous recent gift of $20,000 will be used to help continue "opening doors to student success!"
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.”
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you."
B.B. King

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 m ake 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.

The Education Foundation has earned the GuideStar 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency
Education Foundation Board of Directors:
President - Cathy Filusch
Vice Chair - Wanda Lincoln
Treasurer - Jim McGuigan, CPA
Secretary - Margot Kornicks, RN, MBA
President-Elect - Pat Blackburn
Chair of Marketing & Development - Bill Douglass
Chair of Volunteers - Marion Manchester

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 

Mailing Address | P.O. Box 7046, Vero Beach, FL 32961
Physical Address | 2926 Piper Drive, Building #13, Vero Beach, FL 32960

Office Hours | 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday