May News from the Foundation

In this issue:

1. Collect for Kids

2. Donor of the Month

3. FCPS Honors

4. Support our programs



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"Collect for Kids" 


Did you know that FCPS is projected to have over 55,000 students who qualify for free or reduced meals next year? "Collect for Kids" is a network of non-profits, faith-based groups, businesses and civic organizations that work together to provide school supplies and backpacks for these students each year.

Now is the time to start planning a backpack drive in your neighborhood or at your company. We can connect you with one of our strategic partners or direct you to a school that could use them. Or simply donate to the 2019 "Collect for Kids" drive, and we'll use those funds to purchase school supply kits to fill gap needs around the county. .

Help us help all students to be successful in school! Find out about our strategic team and how you can get involved on the Collect for Kids website.  

Donate now!

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Donor Corner

I-66 Express Mobility Partners is our May Donor of the Month for their support of two schools in FCPS. Stenwood and Marshall Road Elementary Schools each received $15,000 in May to increase STEAM activities for all students in the schools.The gift was made through the Foundation for FCPS. Leadership at both schools will use these funds to provide more STEAM experiences to additional students in the school. As Javier Gutierrez, CEO of I-66 Express Mobility Partners stated, "Providing the tools and resources to support science and technology education at the elementary school level is foundational to develop the workforce of the future.”

Thanks to this generous company!

FCPS Honors  

The Foundation for FCPS is a proud supporter of Employee Recognition programs for some of the 27,500 employees in the district. Through monthly recognition ceremonies around the county, #FCPSCares recognizes employees at every level, culminating in the FCPS Honors on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:00 pm at Mason's Center for the Arts.

Thank you to our sponsors for this year's event!

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Support the Foundation's Initiatives with your Monetary Contribution:

The Foundation energizes the power of the community to invest in educational excellence. We work alongside teachers, principals, administrators, and leadership team to keep FCPS robust and innovative. Your contribution to the Foundation can assist students in specific ways.  

  • Provide backpacks or school supplies for students in need (Kids in Need/Collect for Kids)
  • Support Teacher Grants to expand work-based learning and career exploration opportunities (Workforce Development)
  • Enhance Employee Recognition programs, such as FCPS Cares or the FCPS Honors (Employee Recognition)
  • Provide gift cards and support to homeless students in FCPS (Kids in Need)

Or give to the school or program of your choice. We make it easy - YOU make the difference.

Donate Today!

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Save the Date!

The 2019 State of Education Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Fairview Park Marriott from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. We'll recognize some of our teacher grant winners, and celebrate our business and community partners. Mark your calendar and watch this space for more information!

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Designate the Foundation as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile, through this link.

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