Dear Friends,

I am honored to serve as the Chair of the Foundation for Leon County Schools. I have lived in Leon County for over 20 years. I am the daughter of retired public school teacher in Louisiana and growing up, I developed a love for all that our teachers, administrators, and staff do for our children, families, and communities.

The best way to build strong communities is investing in our youth and supporting our schools. The Foundation strives to be that extra cherry on top to help our schools flourish.

I am very proud of the initiatives of our board and how we have been able to dive in and support programs such as Internet for All, The Girl Flo Project, Two Regimes, and EKG screenings for sixth grade students. These projects have had a huge impact on so many in our community.

The Principal for a Day program is another one of the most popular events we hold each year. This provides the opportunity for community leaders to see first-hand may of the challenges that are faced in our school on a daily basis and the impact that our schools have on the lives of students.

Through the annual Golf Tournament and Soiree, we raise funds for Innovative Teachers Grants. We receive matching dollars for the funds we raise and are able to grant funds to teachers and recognize their innovation and creativity in the classroom.

In 2021, the Foundation was awarded the Guidestar Platinum Transparency designation. We have been recognized with a 97 out of 100 rating by Charity Navigator. This proves how dedicated we are to our mission. Please consider supporting the Foundation through a sponsorship or participation with our annual Golf Tournament, Soiree, or become a monthly Visionary donor so that we can continue this great tradition of supporting our schools and helping make our amazing schools even better!

Warm Regards,

Susan Aarons

Foundation for Leon County Schools

Board Chair

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