Educational Institutions

Flagler County Education - Direct Support Organization Inc

  • Bunnell, FL
  • www.FlaglerEdFoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Flagler County Education Foundation's mission is to engage members of the Flagler County community to support public education. Our vision is for each student to graduate from Flagler County Public Schools with skills necessary to reach their maximum potential.

Main Programs

  1. Take Stock in Children
  2. Innovative Teaching Grants
  3. STUFF Bus
Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

The western portion of the county is focused on agriculture, specifically cabbage and potoato crops. Since the 80s the eastern portion of the county has attracted a large coastal community of retirees living in gated communities. For a number of years Flagler County was one of the fastest growning counties in the country. Since 2008, economic challenges have resulted in skyrocketing unemployment. Community leaders are focused on executing strategic economic development to reverse and restore a thriving economy. Preparing students for the21st Century is an intregal part of the economic development plan.

ruling year

1990

Executive Director since 2010

Self-reported

Deborah Williams

Keywords

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College scholarships grants innovative teaching STEM education

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EIN

59-3006312

Also Known As

Flagler County Education Foundation

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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FCEF keeps administration costs at 9% or less. That means for every dollar raised $.91 goes directly to programs. In addition to keeping administrative costs well below the national average of 15%-20%, the foundation leverages local donor dollars by participating in the state’s Take Stock In Children Program where every dollar raised to purchase pre-paid scholarships is matched with state-secured public and private donations. Donations to the Innovative Teaching Grants program are eligible to be matched by public and private donations made to the Florida Consortium of Education Foundations (FCEF). By providing dollar-for-dollar match funds we are able to maximize local dollars to benefit more students.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children is a high quality state-wide program that works in partnership with FCEF to identify at-risk students in middle school and provides mentors, student advocates/case managers, tutoring, long-term support, parental involvement, career guidance, and full tuition Florida Prepaid college scholarships. While receiving a promise of college tuition is life-changing, it is not a gift; it must be earned. Students and parents sign a contract agreeing to abide by Take Stock’s high standards that include meeting with their mentor, keeping their grades up, and remaining crime- and drug-free.

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$80,000.00

Program 2

Innovative Teaching Grants

The purpose of the innovative teaching grant program is to reward and empower teachers who bring innovative strategies to improve student performance. As schools create specialty areas and interdisciplinary curriculum focusing on 21st Century Careers, the Foundation provides the funds for teachers to create classroom lessons, engage community resources, collaborate and share ideas and teaching strategies.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

None

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 3

STUFF Bus

Not available

Category

Children & Youth Services

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$30,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Florida

The western portion of the county is focused on agriculture, specifically cabbage and potoato crops. Since the 80s the eastern portion of the county has attracted a large coastal community of retirees living in gated communities. For a number of years Flagler County was one of the fastest growning counties in the country. Since 2008, economic challenges have resulted in skyrocketing unemployment. Community leaders are focused on executing strategic economic development to reverse and restore a thriving economy. Preparing students for the21st Century is an intregal part of the economic development plan.

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Funding Needs

We are in need of funds to help support our many programs.   Please visit www.FlaglerEdFoundation.org for more information.   We support nine core programs.

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Financials

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FLAGLER COUNTY EDUCATION DIRECT SUPPORT ORGANIZATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Flagler County Education - Direct Support Organization Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Deborah Williams

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"As leaders in the community we understand the connection between education and economic development. Engaging community to prepare Flagler County Students for college and careers is critical to the economic health of our community."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Victoria Tiehen

Suntrust Bank

Term: July 2014 - June 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan