New Year, New Look!

It has been an amazing year-thanks to your support! We are grateful for our community partners, mentors, volunteers, donors, teachers and staff who helped make 2019 a HUGE success.  You helped Hillsborough Education Foundation raise nearly $7 million dollars last year to support our programs. 

While our look has changed, our commitment to Hillsborough County students and teachers remains the same. 

Hillsborough Education Foundation is ready to enter the new year laser-focused on our mission: strengthening  public education in Hillsborough County through advocacy, investment in resources and programs that empower every student to achieve both academic and personal success.

Guided by our core beliefs, we are excited to work with you in 2020 to continue to make an impact in students' and teachers' lives and on our community!  

Finishing the Year Strong!
Highlights from HEF
HEF Surprises Teachers with Appreciation Gift Bags

'Tis the season!

HEF was proud to spread some holiday cheer at Oak Park Elementary and Dunbar Elementary Magnet, where we recently distributed gift bags filled with supplies to the teaching staff. 

We appreciate their hard work and dedication to help our students succeed! 

Tampa Bay Bucs score BIG with students in our mentoring program

Not only did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers provide 10 Florida Prepaid Scholarships for students in our Take Stock in Children mentoring program, but they also treated students to a tour of their impressive practice facility and a meet and greet with some players from the defensive line.

Thank you again to the team and players for your partnership and this incredible opportunity! 

Samantha Hartman celebrates with her 1st Grade class after learning she is a Teacher of the Year finalist during surprise patrol.

Congratulations to our 13 Excellence in Education Awards Finalists!
Join us as we celebrate our outstanding teachers and district staff at #EIE2020.

Hillsborough Education Foundation's Surprise
Patrol traveled to schools around the county earlier this month  to surprise 13 top-notch educators as finalists for this year's Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year, Instructional Support Employee of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. 

The 13 finalists represent the best of the best in Hillsborough County Public Schools. A winner in each category will be named at the 2020 Excellence in Education Awards presented by Suncoast Credit Union on Jan. 23 at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

Teacher of the Year  Finalists
Ida S. Baker Diversity Educator of the Year Finalists
Instructional Support Employee of the Year Finalists
Want to Give Back Before the Year Ends?
Keep Hillsborough Education Foundation in Mind! 

As 2019 comes to a close, you may be looking for ways to give back before the year ends. If so, consider making a donation to Hillsborough Education Foundation this holiday season. 

By raising the bar and striving for excellence in our public schools, we change lives for the better - and with your help we can impact more students, teachers and schools in Hillsborough County.