Wabasso School Grant Presentation

The Education Foundation of Indian River County, in partnership, with the School District of Indian River County held a special dedication of iPads to benefit 50 students at the Wabasso School on Wednesday, November 16th.  
The Wabasso Principal, Mrs. Kathy Piernadozzi, and school team leaders provided a brief presentation then led a tour of the school.  The John’s Island Foundation provided a grant of $35,695.00 for the iPads to provide voices to the Wabsso School students who are nonverbal or have very limited verbal communication.  The project seeks to extend learning opportunities by meeting the students’ unique learning needs, while opening doors for students to communicate in all settings.

Resolution Run 2017

We are thrilled to once again be the beneficiary of the Resolution Run to be held on New Year's Day.
Click on the link below fopr details.  We are in need of volunteers and are hoping you will join us for this fun morning.

High Stakes for Students Event Opens Doors for Student Success

Thank you to all who joined us on Monday night to support the students of Indian River County. 

Congratulations to our poker tournament winners:

1st Place: Karl Dixon
2nd Place: Lyndal Greene
3rd Place: Joseph O’Neil
4th Place: Brian Fowler
5th Place: Fran Walker
6th Place: Trudie Rainone
7th Place: Cindi Dixon
8th Place: Jack Rush
9th Place: Brian Elwell
10th Place: George Fetterolf

We want to thank you event sponsors: Dealer - Toyota/Kia of Vero Beach. Bank Roll: CenterState Bank, Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham, CPA’s, Cary and Patrice Stowe, and Jennifer Watson. Bounty Poker Player: Mack and Joyce Singleton and the Ueltschi Family. Jackpot: Shambo-Schwibner Wealth Management Group, Trudie and Don Rainone, and Proctor Construction Company. Ante-Up: Vatland Honda.

We also want to thank our prize sponsors: A Pampered Life, Chris Bieber, Clearwater Aquarium, Cravings, Don & Trudie Rainone, Ed & Cathy Filusch, Florida Eye Institute, Indian River Golf Club, Jennifer Watson, Jesse Alexander – Orchid Gourmet, Jetson Appliances, Quail Valley Golf & River Club, Riomar Country Club, Sandridge Golf Club, Vero Beach Country Club, and Wanda Lincoln.

What We Do And How It Works

What is the Mission of Education Foundation of Indian River County?

The Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to enhance our community’s investment in our schools with the goal of achieving excellence for students and educators.

How do We Fulfill our Mission?

By providing links from the community at large to classroom projects and goals:


  • Developing problem solving minds and providing college scholarships through the Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair
  • Engaging local business owners in the process of providing real world experiences through internships.

By initiating and supporting innovative programs throughout the county’s schools:


  • STEP into Kindergarten to increase Kindergarten readiness rates
  • SPEAK UP! And the Phoenix Kitchen at the Wabasso School – Providing children with special needs the tools to transition as productive members of our community.

By collaborating with Indian River Schools to develop and secure funding for professional development:


  • Algebra Counts 2 to increase mathematical proficiencies that lead to increased graduation rates
  • Moonshot Leaders create Out of this World Readers – Development of our principals as instructional leaders.

How Is the Education Foundation organized?

We have a volunteer board. Members of the board lead and serve on committees, such as, marketing and development. The Executive Committee guides the organization, by engaging the board members in the process of governance and strategic planning.

We have 2 full time staff members: an Executive Director and a Program Manager.  A part-time (20 hour seasonal employee) assists with administrative and development tasks.

Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to become more involved in making a difference in the life of a child.


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2017 Indian River Regional Science & Engineering Fair

The 2017 Science Fair will take place on Saturday, February 4th beginning at 9:00 am. Elementary Division Awards Ceremony (grades K - 5) will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Secondary Division Awards Ceremony (grades 6 - 12) will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Click on the Science Fair tab on the left of the home page for more information and forms.

Education Foundation Mission Statement

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Grateful Beneficiary of the Twelth Annual Quail Valley Charity Cup

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