The School Bell - July 2021

Over $100,000 Anticipated to Fund Teacher Innovation through GoTeach! Classroom Grants; Foundation Board Member Ed Tierney: Semper Fi;  Provide 5,000 students with a backpack filled with supplies for the 2021-2022 school year;  Champions of Education Spotlight, PNC Bank; SDPBC Access for All, A Digital Inclusion Initiative,  Volunteers Needed;  Introducing the Newest Team EFPBC Staff Member: Becky Youngman. 

The School Bell - June 2021

Prepare Students for Back to School, 2021 Backpack & School Supply Drive; 2021-2022 GoTeach! Classroom Grant Awards applications being accepted through July 16, 2021;  Foundation Board Member Alan Baseman: Perspective... and a Smile Can Make a World of Difference; Two Men & A Truck Movers For Moms Book Drive;  Education Foundation of PBC Receives AT&T Foundation Grant for Students to Experience 'STEM@Work'; Champion of Education Boca West Children's Foundation; Save the Dates for EFPBC events;  SDPBC Access for All, A Digital Inclusion Initiative newsletter; Amazon Smile, You Shop. Amazon Gives. Shop Now! 

The School Bell - May 2021

Million Dollar Milestone, Serving Students & Teachers During the Pandemic; Happy Teacher Appreciation Week; Foundation Board Member Sophia Nelson: Honoring Her Friend... Serving the Community; Digital Inclusion - Access for All, Connecting a Community with First WiFi Mesh Network; Stakeholder Survey, Requested by May 21, 2021; Two Men & A Truck Hosts a Book Drive for the Education Foundation; Program Spotlight - Amplifying Digital Inclusion with Verizon; Champion of Education: NAI Merin Hunter Codman; GoTeach! Grant Applications to Open Soon!  

The School Bell - April 2021

Celebrating our Heroes for Education During National Volunteer Month; Foundation Board Member Frank Compiani: Unstoppable; EFPBC Annual Report; Supporting Our Schools - Red Apple Supplies Teacher Orientation; Program Spotlight - Closing the Achievement Gap with AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination); Take the School District Strategic Plan Survey; Champions of Education Spotlight:  The Breakers;  Connecting Kids in the Community through Digital Inclusion; The Ed Tancer Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Community Leadership Award Recipients; Invest in your Child's Future with a Florida Prepaid College Savings Plan.

The School Bell - February 2021

A Win for Education and a Win for You! Help Provide Backpacks to Students in Need; Foundation Board Member Kelly Smallridge: PBC Graduate with Decades of Impact; Volunteers Making an Impact for our Students and Teachers; Education Foundation of Palm Beach County Receives Florida Lottery Lighting the Way to a Bright Future Grant; Champions of Education, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions; 2019-2020 Annual Report Now Available; Distinguished Alumni & Leadership Awards, Honoring Success in Education in Virtual Presentation; Invest in Your Future Leader Today; Connecting Kids in the Community through Digital Inclusion.

The School Bell - January 2021

Gift of Literacy Campaign Impact; Foundation Board Member Jim Moore:  UnitedHealthcare; Carrier Supports HVAC-R Academy at Royal Palm Beach Community High School to Help Develop the Next Generation of HVAC Professionals; Champions of Education: Aerojet Rocketdyne; Birdies for Children; Principal of the Year & Assistant Principal of the Year Celebration; Thank you to our event sponsors and community partners; Mark Your Calendar for the Distinguished Alumni & Leadership Awards; Connecting Kids in the Community through Digital Inclusion; 2020 Woman of the Year Honors Two Foundation Education Advocates.

The School Bell - December 2020

End of Year message from President & CEO James S. Gavrilos; Foundation Board of Director Marty Cass: A Passion for Education... A Heart for the Community; The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Awards Grant Supporting Cybersecurity Academy at Santaluces Community High School; Champion of Education U.S. Sugar; Special Events - Principal of the Year & Assistant Principal of the Year;  Connecting Kids in the Community through Digital Inclusion; Smile & Create Holiday Magic This Season (Amazon Smile).

The School Bell - November 2020

#YOUREducationFoundation Update with President & CEO James S. Gavrilos; Giving the Gift of Literacy Campaign, November 2020; Foundation Board of Director Lisa Park: Life's Journey is a Cycle!; Education Foundation Receives Nearly $300,000 in School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program Funding Through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations; Special Events, Principal of the Year & Assistant Principal of the Year; Foundation Director Nominated for Hats Off Nonprofit Award.

The School Bell - October 2020

Education Foundation to award over $116,000 to Palm Beach County Teachers;  GoTeach! Classroom Grant Award Registration;  Education Foundation's Backpack Initiative & Virtual School Supply Drive Surpassed $100,000 Goal;  Meredith Trim Recognized for Lifetime Achievement for Philanthropy;  Education Foundation of PBC Receives TD Charitable Foundation Grant;  Champion of Education Spotlight: Two Men and a Truck; Welcome New Board Member Jorge Fuentes; Florida Chancellor for Public Schools Jacob Oliva, Senator Aaron Bean and Office Depot Named 2020 Outstanding Partners by Consortium of Florida Education Foundations; Get to Know #YOUREducationFoundation Staff Highlight: Sam Pasley; EFPBC looks to 2021 to Host 7th Annual Heroes for Education Run Walk & Distinguished Alumni & Leadership Awards.

The School Bell - July 2020

Nothing Will Stop Us from Supporting the Needs of our Students;  Sponsor Spotlight: The Weitz Company; Red Apple Supplies 2019-2020 Impact;  2020-2021 GoTeach! Classroom Grants and GoReach! Grant Cycle Now Open; Jennifer Ethridge Accepted into Leadership Palm Beach County Engage Program; Save the Date for GoTeach! Awards Celebration.

May, 2020 School Bell

The Education Foundation of PBC is proud of our teachers and community partners!

School Bell - December, 2019

School Bell Newsletter from December, 2019

School Bell November, 2019

School Bell from November, 2019

The School Bell

Take a moment to take a look at the October School Bell and find out what's been happening at #YOUREducationFoundation!

What's Happening at EFPBC

James Gavrilos, President/CEO of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County (EFPBC), presented at the October 16th School District of Palm Beach County's School Board meeting to share what's new and exciting at EFPBC!  

The School Bell

When business talks in Palm Beach County, one calm voice rises above the rest.  One voice, passionate about our community and equally passionate about public education, traveling the country and the globe, tirelessly advocating for Palm Beach County.  The passion is not artificial.  It is as genuine as Kelly Smallridge herself.  President/CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County for the last 15 years (and an employee of the BDB for 31!!!), Kelly is as homegrown as City Place…Mizner Park…and Ray’s BBQ!