Five Fun Facts about The Education Foundation of Sarasota County

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BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY DEC 9, 2017

1.The foundation was created 30 years ago by Shirley Ritchey, an ex-educator who passionately believes education changes lives. 2. LaunchYourPlan.com was deployed by the foundation this year as a new online resource for high school students which includes timelines, tips and more than 100 college scholarships offered in our local community. 3. This past summer, the foundation hosted a one-week cybersecurity camp for students in partnership with SYLINT and the United States Airforce Association. 4. The Education Foundation grants $400,000 each year to Sarasota County teachers and schools to support programs like “Ride to Read” at Tuttle Elementary and “Growing a Hydroponics Garden” at Booker Middle School. 5. Champions for education can be seen at The Bash, An Evening of Excellence Anew. This signature fundraiser is set for February 23rd at the new Art Ovation Hotel. 

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