2016-2017 Elementary School Supply List

School Supplies for 2016-2017 School Year

The Education Foundation of Indian River County, in partnership with the School District of Indian River County, is working together to share the supply list for elementary students and to leverage resources for students (K-12) who may need basic supplies and backpacks.

The featured supply list represents the basic supplies an elementary school child needs to begin the school year.

The Education Foundation will again be accepting charitable donations to provide backpacks to the local Indian River County public schools.  In addition, Publix will be providing school supplies.  The backpacks and school supplies will be delivered to the schools.  Each school determines the best way to distribute supplies to children in need.

The Education Foundation encourages community members, local businesses and services clubs to help in one of two ways: make a charitable donation to the Education Foundation or adopt a local school.  For more information: Call (772) 564-0034 or email: Mary@edfoundationirc.org.

For parents seeking support - please call your child's school for more information.  The complete list of school phone numbers can be found at www.indianriverschools.org.

Hope you can join us in October

Vero Beach High School Students, Brian Mills and Spencer Toll, Receive 3rd Place at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona!

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is pleased to announce that Vero Beach High School students, Brian Mills and Spencer Toll, were awarded a 3rd place prize at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona. Both students received their bid at the foundation’s Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair that took place earlier this year.

Brian and Spencer’s project, “Capability of Modern Technology to Detect Exoplanets Orbiting Black Holes,” earned them at $1,000 cash award in the Physics and Astronomy category. In addition, they earned Honorable Mention for their project from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair featured more than 1,700 young scientists selected from 419 affiliate fairs in 77 countries, regions and territories. In addition to the top winners, approximately 600 finalists, received awards and prizes for their innovative research. Student winners are ninth through twelfth graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.

Congratulations to Brian and Spencer!

For more information about the Intel ISEF visit: 

A Beautiful Day at Indian River Trap and Skeet

Thank you to all of our 2016 Charity Shoot sponsors and participants. What a wonderful day we had on Saturday. A special thank you to Nicky Szapary, Windsor Gun Club Director, who has led this event for us for the last 16 years.

Foundation Sponsors: George E. Warren Corporation, the Georgia Welles Family, and John and Judi O'Steen

Host Sponsor: Windsor

Game Driven Simulation Sponsors: The Thomas F. and Clementine L. Mullan Foundation  

Quadruple Three-Stand Sponsor:  Bill and Mary Ann Becker and Guy and Dede Snowden          

Award Sponsor: Hudson Advisor Services, Cary and Patrice Stowe and Proctor Construction

Safety Sponsor: Deke Welles and Reg Newman  

First Place Winners: Neil Shaw, Tony Zande and John Kinsella

Second Place Winners: Tony Woodruff, Trish Backal, and Thad Davis

Third Place Winners: Gordon Calder, Dede Snowden, and Guy Snowden

Wine and Wickets Tuesday, April 12th

We had a wonderful afternoon on Tuesday at our first ever Wine and Wickets Event at the John's Island West Course.  The weather was fabulous, setting was spectacular, wine and cheese were delicious and we all learned how to perfect our game of croquet. Thank you to all who came out to support us, we hope you had a s much fun as we did.  What a fun way to give back to the students of Indian River County.

Externship Program

Local Auto Dealers Giving Back to Students

We are excited to partner with the Indian River School District and local auto dealers to launch a new Externship Program.
Thank you to Jay Campana, Bob & Joanne Quaile, Jim Linus and Tommy Chiarenza for joining us on Wednesday afternoon at Vero Beach High School to listen to Dr. Arnett, Director of Career and Technical Education share the details.  Thank you for giving back to our students.

What We Do and How it Works

Making a Difference in the Life of a Child.....Today and Always
Pencils and notebooks to succeed in the classroom - shoes and socks to participate in all school activities - new digital content to open exciting worlds - scientific competition to inspire curiosity and critical thinking - teacher grants to engage learning - school grants to provide technology - financial opportunities to achieve higher education - endless possibilities with unlimited benefits for all students.
The Education Foundation of Indian River County (EF-IRC) operates both as a funding source and as a service provider for the school community.
We work with tthe school system to develop, evaluate and secure funding for new, innovative projects, generated both by the system itself and by community organizations.
In addition, we seek to support the students' opportunities to achieve school success and to develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of higher education and the pursuit of vocational interests.
We need your help to make education the foundation of our community.  Ninety percent of our funding comes from private donations and grants.  This structure enables the EF-IRC to respond quickly by designating funding directly into the classroom, thus avoiding the delays that often come with restricted dollars.  Your financial gift great or small will make a difference to students and teachers.
Thank you for visiting our website.  We invite you to learn more about us and how you can become involved.


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