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The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is in the news. Learn about the initiatives we’re undertaking. Find out how our students are making a difference in the world, and read columns by teachers, students, and local thought leaders in education about new ideas in learning and ways to support and inspire our young people.

From celebrating our inspiring students and teachers to developing a mentoring program and connecting students to College Career Advisors, we’re always busy working to prepare our young people for the future. 

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The Power of Planning Early

The Power of Planning Early

When Gabriel Cordero and his mom left Venezuela in 2017, they left behind family and most everything they owned. He’d been to Florida before on vacation—to visit Disney and to see Miami—but during...

Lillee Izadi’s Improbable Journey

Lillee Izadi’s Improbable Journey

It is remarkable that in high school Lillee Izadi kept going. Her mother was absent and her father in jail. As well as attending her classes at Booker High School, she held down a job and tended to...

Meet Our Development Team

Meet Our Development Team

Carla Weiland is our director of development, donor relations. She has worked in fundraising for over 20 years, including at the State of New Jersey University system and the State of New York...

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