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Education Foundation of Sarasota Co...
Tax ID: 59-2320858
BASED: Sarasota, FL, United States


Our Mission

To strengthen our community by investing in educational opportunities for the students teachers and schools of Sarasota County through strategic philanthropy.

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in support of public education, independent of the Sarasota County School Board. Since its inception by founder Shirley A. Ritchey, the Education Foundation has provided over $18 million in direct support to Sarasota County Schools.

The Board of Directors has included many highly involved community members, including first Board Chairman Jim Tollerton. The Education Foundation strives to engage the entire community in support of our students, teachers and schools through collaborations, volunteerism, corporate/business support, and private philanthropy. There are no other agencies that publicly award teacher achievement or offer these avenues for broad community involvement in Sarasota County schools. In an area that encompasses a large proportion of retirees and seasonal residents, of which only 18% of households have ever had children enrolled in the local schools, the Education Foundation is fortunate to be a part of a vibrant community that places high value on educating our children who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

Tax ID: 59-2320858 •


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Lori White Endowment Fund

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135% Raised of $150,000 Goal