Our History, Mission and Goals

Founded in 1991 by Mrs. Marion Block, Miss Alma Lee Loy and Mr. Dan Richardson, the Education Foundation of Indian River County, Inc. was defined as a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to working through funding initiatives designed to enrich educational opportunities for children enrolled in public, private, parochial and home schools throughout Indian River County.
Over the past 30 years the Education Foundation has diligently worked to build many programs.  All of these programs have been carefully designed to answer a wide variety of needs in our community: the county science fair, school supplies, sneakers for children, teacher grants to fund “thinking out-of-the-box” curriculum and teacher recognition.  These efforts have established the Education Foundation as the premier conduit to connect local funders with the local needs of the K-12 education system.  This valuable relationship allows us to continue to work on the front lines in our educational system, providing important resources and programs to ensure that children are not left behind on their academic journey.

Mission Statement

The Education Foundation of Indian River County is a non-profit organization that funds school programs and services that support opportunities for students to achieve academic success Pre-K through 12th grades.30


Laica Gerwien-Moreta

Laica Gerwien-Moreta is a government contracting consultant with proven experience in the Information Technology, Aviation, Aerospace, and Health Industries. Laica previously held leadership roles within various defense contractors supporting domestic and international operations as well as medical management solutions and humanitarian programs.

Laica has also served as an Empowered Official overseeing all International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) related activities and responsible for the strategic alignment of resources and staffing in support of global supply chain. Laica holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and professional certification in government contracting from The George Washington University, School of Business.

She is a certified contract manager (GWCCM), member of the National Contract Management Association Space Coast Chapter, and regularly participates in professional development training.