Is the Education Foundation of Indian River County (EF-IRC) an independent non-profit?
Yes, the EF-IRC operates completely separately from, but functions as a partner with, the School District of Indian River County. This unique structure allows for organizational independent fund raising and independent support where students and teachers have the greatest need. As an independent non-profit the EF-IRC has its own Board of Directors, committees and fundraising activities.
Are there education foundations in other part of the State of Florida?
Yes, each county in the State of Florida has an organization that serves as the Education Foundation for their local school district. However, the EF-IRC is one of the few that are an independent non-profit. In addition, 65 of the 67 Florida counties are members of the state-wide organization called the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF). Members of CFEF serve 99% of the 2.8 million students K-12. In addition, members of the CFEF raise more than $64 million annually for public education.
Why does the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) need a local education foundation to be successful?
The EF-IRC serves as the liaison between private sector educational investments and allows the community direct involvement in quality education.
How is the EF-IRC funded?
We are always looking for great volunteers to support our mission in a variety of ways. To learn more click on this link: Making It Happen – Volunteer
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