About the Foundation:
Local Education Foundations connect community to classrooms to innovate learning, power potential, and celebrate success. We believe engaged and connected communities lead to teacher and student success. We know our schools and can’t do it alone and our purpose is to foster the investment and involvement it takes for every student to realize their complete potential.
Our mission is to serve as the connection between our community and public education, evaluating needs and securing resources to enhance the quality of education.
In 1987, members of the business community identified the need to provide homework assistance for low-performing students. Partnering with the school district and the Lake County Education Foundation the founders formed a 501(c)(3) called Dial-A-Teacher. In 1988 the name was changed from Dial-A-Teacher to the Education Foundation of Lake County, Inc. We are a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.
Who We Serve:
The Education Foundation of Lake County operates for the benefit of students and teachers in Lake County Public Schools. The foundation programs include: Teacher Classroom Grants, Back to School Backpack Distributions, Take Stock In Children, Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year, School-Related Employee and Volunteer of the Year, Launch Into Lake, Scholarships as well as many other initiatives. The foundation holds fundraisers that include: Scott Strong Golf Tournament, Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire, Ladies Fore Education and more. We are the recipient of the State of Florida License Tags Revenue Program and the School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.