who we are
The Education Foundation of the Summit is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer group of parents and community members dedicated to supporting the public school students and teachers in Summit County. The Foundation recently celebrated it five year anniversary with the largest amount ever awarded to teachers for their innovative and creative projects. Founded in 2010, the foundation has expanded its support of public school teachers and students in Summit to include Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards each year, partnership and grants to school PTAs, scholarships to high school seniors, and collaboration with schools and community groups to increase opportunities for students, Prek-12, in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).The foundation has raised over $250,000 in its five years of existence.
Education Foundation Named Outstanding Community Organization
The Education Foundation of the Summit was named the "Outstanding Community Organization for 2015" by The Summit Foundation. "Thanks to the ambition and enthusiasm of the members of the Education Foundation of the Summit, we have partners at the ready to help us expand and implement successful educational programs," said Dr. Heidi Pace, Superintendent in her letter of support.
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L-R: Paul Finkel, Nell Wareham, Brad Piehl, Aurora Santos,
Kyle Spencer, Bonnie Ward, and Dr. Heidi Pace, Superintendent.