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As an independent, non-profit community organization, the DeSoto County Education Foundation (DCEF) works in alignment with DeSoto County Schools to strengthen our schools, helping to ensure our children are solid learners with the knowledge and skills to be productive citizens now and in the future. We do this by partnering with local business and encouraging strong community involvement. We solicit and provide direct financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations to DeSoto County students and classrooms. This support is becoming more critical as local and state funds for public education continue to decrease.

Since its inception in 1997, more than $500,000 has been committed for projects in the form of grants to enhance educational activities, scholarships for deserving seniors, training assistance for staff, food and clothing for needy children, sponsor for Project Graduation and backing for family literacy. In addition, the Foundation, along with our community sponsors, host the Teacher and Rookie Teacher of the Year event, the weekly Back Pack program for needy children and coordinate the annual school review for community leaders. Adding to this list of events, we are the lead sponsor for Project Graduation, the Learning Together Family Literacy Academy and provide administration of donor scholarships at no cost to the donor. All of these programs are focused on the unique and vital opportunities to help enrich student learning.

DCEF is truly an active nonprofit that is constantly working to fulfill our mission: “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."

Visit our website, DeSotoEducationFoundation.com, to see some our Accomplishments, check out What’s New to see our recent support of public education in DeSoto County, and learn about the Sponsors who have helped us make a difference.  





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Please note, all messages of this nature should be addressed to the attention of Superintendent Adrian H. Cline.