A Win for Education and a Win for You!
Help Provide Backpacks to Students in Need
Through a generous partnership with the Boca West Children’s Foundation, every ticket purchased is a WIN for students, teachers and schools. Proceeds from tickets sold by the Foundation will STAY with the Foundation to support our students and teachers.
1 Raffle Ticket + 1 Backpack Filled with Essential School Supplies
Your purchase of one raffle ticket helps place some of the district’s highest-needs students in a more equitable place along their educational journey. Every raffle ticket counts, because every student counts! Good Luck!
Foundation Board Member Kelly Smallridge:
PBC Graduate with Decades of Impact
“I am a product of the Palm Beach County public school system having attended K-12 at Kirklane Elementary, Conniston Middle School and John I. Leonard High. All three of my sons attended public schools in Wellington as well.”
Kelly Smallridge, President & CEO of the Business Development Board, has been active member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors for the past five years. Among other accomplishments, she is the longest tenured economic development President in the state of Florida and first female in South Florida.
Volunteers Making an Impact
for our Students and Teachers
Volunteering with the Education Foundation gives you a chance to help strengthen our public schools and make a difference in the lives of our students and teachers in Palm Beach County. Whether you are able to volunteer on a regular basis or occasionally, there are a number of opportunities available to you.
The CouTOURe Club and Junior CouTOURe Club Volunteer Group is a volunteer organization of women dedicated to increasing awareness of The Honda Classic and its mission to raise money for Children’s Charities. Thank you for volunteering and helping to organize the teachers’ online orders for contactless pickup.
Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Receives Florida Lottery Lighting the Way
to a Bright Future Grant
The $4,000 grant contribution from the Florida Lottery will fund Raiders Rock the SAT: Growing College Ready in a Virtual World, a pilot program at Glades Central Community High School is providing over four hundred junior and senior students, many of whom will be first generation high school graduates, the opportunity to participate in a rigorous SAT preparation program to increase their skills.
“What does your company do?” It’s a typical question asked when business leaders get together. When you work for LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, you can proudly say: “We have a global reach…while also making a tremendous impact locally!”
Long known as the industry leader in providing solutions and tools with advanced technology and analytics to assist customers in evaluating risk and enhancing efficiency, employees of LexisNexis are also committed to community involvement.
Distinguished Alumni & Leadership Awards
Honoring Success in Education in Virtual Presentation
Join us for an education update by The School District of Palm Beach County‘s Superintendent, Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II. Kelly Smallridge, President of The Business Development Board and James S. Gavrilos, President & CEO of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County will share the importance of the business community’s role in supporting education.
We will be celebrating two of our Palm Beach County graduates with the Distinguished Alumni Award for the exceptional contributions made in their professional fields and communities. The Outstanding Community Leadership Award will be presented to a Palm Beach County leader who has dedicated his life to public service. This award recognizes his commitment to our community and his selfless service to others.
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Connecting Kids in the Community
through Digital Inclusion
The Digital Inclusion Initiative’s goal is to grant all students, regardless of zip code, access to reliable internet access in their homes. The Initiative is a partnership between local municipalities, Palm Beach County, The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, public and private funders, as well as The School District of Palm Beach County. This collaboration is creating a WIFI mesh network and providing WIFI extenders to connect more than 25,000 students in need to high-speed internet.