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Mailing Address:

30 East Texar Drive, Suite 113

Pensacola, FL 32503

Office: 850-469-5354

Fax: 850-469-5612

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Jo McArthur

Read Jo's bio to learn more


Rhonda Mathews,
Executive Assistant
Bookkeeping services available on Tuesdays

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Sally Lee
Student Services & Mentor Coordinator

Jeanne Kimberl
College Success Coach


Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans


Northwest Florida Career Pathways


Escambia County Public Schools Foundation


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.


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!

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Vouchers for a tag are a great gift!

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!  


You can also Support Education with University tags for Auburn, Alabama, and Georgia





Annual Award Recipients:

Partner of the Year - Cox

Board Member of the Year -

Ed Sheffield

Friend of the Year -

Rhonda Mathews

Click for a list of historical recipients.






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Upcoming Events:

  • Executive Committee Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1-2 PM
  • Board of Director Meeting - 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1 PM


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