Message from the Foundation
Since 1986 the mission of the Foundation has been to enhance the quality of public education in Lee County by increasing community involvement in, and support for, Lee County Public Schools. A diverse group of local business and community leaders realized that the cornerstone of an economically strong community was a quality public education system.
The purpose of every initiative of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is to enhance and enrich the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators. Click on our various Programs to learn more about our students' unique learning opportunities and how teachers themselves are recognized and encouraged in their dedicated efforts.
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Our Mission and Goals
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), charitable education foundation which enhances and enriches the quality of public education in Lee County for students and educators. The Foundation’s programs, resources, and experiences are made possible through corporate, individual, and educational partnerships.
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Golden Apple Program
The Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program™ was the first major project founded and developed by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Since its inception thirty five years ago as a way to enhance public education by recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching, the Foundation has awarded 183 educators with the prestigious Golden Apple.
Each year begins with an invitation to students, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public to nominate any Lee County School District teacher who is making an extraordinary contribution to our students. Typically, more than 6,000 nomination forms are submitted each year nominating over 2,000 individual teachers.
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools is partnering with The School District of Lee County in support of their EnVision 2030 strategic plan. EnVision 2030 is focused on one priority: student success. Success is defined by mastery of core subject matter, social-emotional and foundational skill development and continuous improvement at the District level ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our processes and their impact. The three pillars of EnVision 2030 include Pre-Kindergarten Program Expansion, Extended Day and Year Programs Expansion, and Grow Our Own. Please consider donating today by selecting which area you’d like to support, or simply select Meet the Need for an unrestricted contribution.