Education Foundation of Sarasota County Elects New Board Members

Education Foundation of Sarasota County Elects New Board Members

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County announced the addition of four new members to the board of directors.   Steven Krause and Nelle Miller are new community members elected to serve three-year terms. Elizabeth Donofrio, an English teacher at Venice High...
The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Update

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Update

The Consortium of Florida Education Foundations recently elected Jennifer Vigne, President & CEO of Education Foundation of Sarasota County, as Chair of the Organization. Vigne is one of four officers who, along with five statewide local education foundation...

STRIVE Awards Celebrate Student Resilience and Strength

Thirty-five high school seniors and 32 juniors will be applauded Friday, April 23, at the 23rd annual STRIVE awards recognition, presented as a streaming experience for the first time due to COVID-19 restrictions. The community is invited to participate at no charge....
Financial readiness makes sense for high school students

Financial readiness makes sense for high school students

When you were in high school, odds are you didn’t realize that decisions you were making and what you were learning would impact everything in your future adult life, from how and where you live and work, to the car you drive, the clothes your children wear and how...
Grants help teachers adapt to pandemic

Grants help teachers adapt to pandemic

When Jeanette Marks, science teacher at Sarasota Military Academy, requested an EducateSRQ grant to purchase a GoPro camera, a certain section of her grant application stood out to us at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County. “This equipment will be so much more...
Caring in the Classroom Starts with Teachers

Caring in the Classroom Starts with Teachers

The classroom is where the spark for learning happens for students, and it takes incredible teachers to light that spark. For all of my professional life, whether as a school superintendent, university faculty member, or head of school, I have found that the key to an...
Consortium of Florida Education Foundations Elects Jennifer Vigne as Chair of Organization

Honoring teachers who make magic

We saw magic unfold last week when the creativity, comedic talents and caring hearts of our local teachers were on display in the first virtual production of Sarasota County’s annual Teacher of the Year Awards event. For years the Education Foundation of Sarasota...