The Chesterfield Education Foundation was founded in 1989 by community and business leaders who recognized that public funds alone cannot adequately support the ambitious efforts to advance student achievement in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Through the generosity of individuals, businesses and community members, the Chesterfield Education Foundation is able to provide private financial support to help meet the strategic goals of Chesterfield County Public Schools. These partnerships allow the Foundation to fund innovative scholastic programs, teacher recognition and enrichment programs, student scholarships, a mentoring program and the Bravo! Awards which celebrates outstanding alumni of Chesterfield County Public Schools. CEF aligns its mission and activities to support the goals and priorities of the Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Foundation works closely with the Superintendent and other school administrators to support continued implementation of strategic initiatives, while meeting on-going, basic needs of schools and classrooms, teachers and students. For additional information about Chesterfield County Public Schools.
support for public schools in Chesterfield County
Arts Smarts - promoting arts experiences for students Bravo!Awards - recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of alumni of Chesterfield County Public Schools MEGA Mentors - provides mentoring programs in six CCPS middle and high schools Scholarships for graduating seniors Grants to teachers for classroom innovation and professional development
The MCD Awards, provide grants to teachers and other Chesterfield County Public School staff members for developing and implementing innovative educational programs in and out of the classroom. Awards are announced every spring for the the following school year.
Bravo!Awards and Alumni Recognition
The Foundation recognizes the outstanding achievements of alumni from Chesterfield Public Schools. Each year five to seven alumni are honored at the Bravo! Awards, a gala dinner and awards ceremony. The honorees also spend time in the schools sharing their personal stories, talking about the opportunities that their Chesterfield education opened up for them and motivating students.
MEGA Mentors connects trained volunteers with secondary school students to focus on life skills, leadership, academic achievement and professional opportunities. The program is currently in seven middle and high schools If you have an interest in volunteering to mentor, tutor, become a speaker or chaperone, contact the foundation directly at 639-8774.
The foundation provides scholarships annually to graduating students. They are funded through endowed funds and annual contributions by businesses and individuals in the community. A total of $15,000 - $20,000 is allocated each year.