June News from the Foundation for FCPS

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Foundation Board elects new leadership for 2020-2021

At its regular meeting on June 23, the board of directors of the Foundation for FCPS elected new leadership for the coming year. Congratulations to all!

Officers for 2020-2021

Chair: Len Forkas, Milestone Communication

Vice chair: Sunil Budhrani, Innovation Health

Treasurer: Jeri Fellerman

Secretary: Cindy Anderson, Boeing

More information on the Board of Directors can be found on our website.

Thanks to the Community for Supporting "Access for All"!

The Foundation's"Access for All" fund has raised over $350,000 to date. The funds have been used around the district to:

- purchase and deliver 35,000 school supply kits directly to students who qualify for free and reduced meals

- purchase mobile wifi connections so students can access the internet and participate in virtual classroom activities

- provide over $8,000 in grocery gift cards for homeless or unaccompanied youth

- provide over 7,000 free adult meals at the FCPS Grab & Go sites.

- assist local food banks with funds to purchase food to be distributed to FCPS families 

The response to "Access for All" has been heart-warming and gratifying. Thank you. The need is on-going and your continued support is much appreciated.

Funds raised at the Foundation will help to provide ACCESS for the nearly 60,000 students who live in poverty. These students need access to technology, school supplies, and connectivity, as well as nutrition.

Thank you.  

Donate Today!

Throughout the summer, FCPS and Food and Nutrition Services will continue the free "Grab and Go" meals around the county. A listing of all food resources, including non-profit organizations that provide food assistance are listed on the FCPS website

Find a full list of donors to the Access for All fund as of June 26 at this link

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Five Things to Know

FCPS is publishing a special enewsletter every week, "Five Things to Know." This week's has information about virtual graduation ceremonies and feedback on the plan to "Return to Learn." Find this week's newsletter at this link.

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Collect for Kids is Underway!

The Collect for Kids school supply effort has gone virtual this summers. We are collecting funds to purchase school supply kits for the 60,000+ students who may not be able to buy their own. These supplies will be delivered to schools in August before the start of school.

Your $50 contribution to Collect for Kids will provide school supplies for 5 students. Please help us make sure all students have what they need to be creative, and successful, in school. Thank you!

Our mission: The Foundation for FCPS energizes the power of the community to invest in educational excellence and prepare students for the future. 

Our vision: Every FCPS student has a path to success.  

Visit our website for more information.