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Mailing Address:

30 East Texar Drive, Suite 113

Pensacola, FL 32503

Office: 850-469-5354

Fax: 850-469-5612

Kristie Kelley,
Executive Director
Cell: 850-549-1298
Kristie Kelley

Rhonda Mathews,
Administrative Aide & Bookkeeper
Bookkeeping services available on Tuesdays

Dr. Janet McCoy & Lauren Cleary   VISTA Volunteers

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Sally Lee,
Student Services & 
Mentor Coordinator
Jeanne Kimberl,
College Success Coach
Alisha Sloan,
Database Specialist


Escambia County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, Inc.

If you want to make change in our community—lasting change for individuals, families and the future of our entire community— you can start by partnering with us.  We know our schools can’t do it alone and our purpose is to foster the investment and involvement it takes for every student to realize their full potential.

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The mission of the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation is to enhance education by investing in our children's future to ensure they graduate on time and are college or career ready.  

Established in 1986, we are recognized as the district-wide education foundation for public schools in Escambia County.  We work collaboratively with school leaders to determine how and where private-sector investment and volunteer involvement can have the greatest impact on student success.

Donations can enhance Grants for Excellence for schools, Golden Apple Awards Banquet for Teachers of the Year, Academic and MIRA Awards Ceremonies for outstanding students, or Take Stock in Children events and scholarships for deserving students.

As a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, we are part of a collegial community committed to building partnerships, innovating leading practices and impacting students coast to coast.  Each year we have access to 1:1 matching funds from the State of Florida for contributions that support eligible classroom initiatives. Ask us for details about how to double your investment in our community's future!


Do you know someone that has "everything" and finding a gift for their special occasion is a challenge? Well, we have the solution! 

If you are a Florida resident, you can "Support Education" by purchasing, renewing, or gifting a specialty license plate that promotes the importance of education in the Sunshine State. For each tag sold, $20 is donated directly to your county's local education foundation to support local initiatives. Please click the license plate below and select the special interest category to order yours today!  

Florida Support Education License Plate

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Foundation Testimonials

Upcoming Events:

  • Grants for Excellence - Application and resources available on Foundation Program website July 1st
  • Auction for Education - Tuesday, August 3rd at Casks & Flights Wine Tasting Room
  • Grants for Excellence Google Form Application (including uploading attachments) is due Friday, September 3rd
  • Teacher of the Year "Knock it out of the Park with the Blue Wahoos" - Thursday, September 9th at 5:30 PM (Email Foundation for tickets)
  • Executive Committee Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Board of Director Meeting - 4th Tuesday of each month

Annual Award Recipients:

  • Partner of the Year -             Blues Angel Music
  • Board Member of the Year - Lee Hansen
  • Friend of the Year -          ECSD IT Department

Click for a list of historical recipients.

Our Foundation is proud to support the following programs:

Florida Prepaid Link

Florida Kid Care Link


Northwest Florida Career Pathways