What is the DeSoto County Education Foundation? The DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization whose corporate purpose is to focus the private sector upon enhancing the quality of and support for public education in DeSoto County. The foundation was officially formed on May 19, 1997. The Board of Directors consists of fifteen members exclusively from DeSoto County. In addition, the DeSoto County Education Foundation is a member of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.
Foundation Directors Richard Bowers, Betty Brown, John Burtscher, Bill Hackney, Donnie Knoche, Judy Kirkpatrick, Keith Markey, Maria Moreno, Steve Muse, Ann Ryals,Amy Sorrells, Pat Symons, Terri Womack
Foundation Officers Ann Ryals, Chair; Betty Brown, Secretary; Bill Hackney, Treasurer
Directors Emeritus Eugene Hickson, Tom Lipe, Mary Stemm