Inaugural Memorial Scholarship for Fallen Officer Awarded at Baldwin High School Senior Night
The Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation [BWEF] awarded the first-ever Officer Sean Sluganski Memorial Scholarship to Emma Meyer, a senior at Baldwin High School pursuing a degree in forensic science at Arizona State University. The memorial scholarship was established earlier this year to honor Sean Sluganski, an officer with the McKeesport Police Department who was killed in the line of duty on February 6, 2023. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating senior of Baldwin High School who intends to pursue a career in law enforcement and crime prevention. As the inaugural recipient of this scholarship, Emma embraced the opportunity to carry Sean’s important work forward.
NAEF Treasurer Mike Taylor joins Knox Education Foundation as Chief Executive Officer
For NAEF Treasurer Mike Taylor, CEFL, CFRE, January 2, 2023 marks the beginning of his role as Chief Executive Officer for Knox Education Foundation in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Mike is an East Tennessee native who grew up in Oak Ridge and is a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from which he received a BS in Business Administration. Mike joins the Knox Education Foundation team after an extensive leadership role at the Henrico Education Foundation in Richmond, Virginia where he has served as CEO since 2014. Before that assignment, he served six years as Executive Director of the Mountain Education Foundation in Signal Mountain, Tennessee. Mike Taylor is both a Certified Education Foundation Leader (CEFL) and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and serves on the board of the National Association of Education Foundations.
NAEF Board and CEFL Members' Panel Discussion at the Virginia School Boards Association Annual Meeting Convention
On November 17, 2022, three CEFLs and two NAEF Board members participated in a panel discussion today at the Virginia School Boards Association Annual Meeting Convention. The panel discussion highlighted how foundations work with superintendents and school board members to underwrite new initiatives, build relationships, spark innovation and develop sustainable funding to create meaningful student impact!
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Grand Island Public Schools Foundation Receives $2.4 million Estate Gift for Charles & Bessie Frith Scholarship Fund
Bartlesville Education Promise Provides Nearly $850,000 To Help Students Achieve
Education Promise, recognized as one of Oklahoma’s leading non-profit
foundations in aiding education, has invested nearly $850,000 over the
last seven years in helping local public school students become more