We Are, Champions For Learning

Champions For Learning™, The Education Foundation of Collier County, was founded in 1990 by the community and is a 501 (c)(3) organization.  Our organization exists to create life-changing learning experiences for every student. Working with a vision of a community that is 100% engaged in support of student success, Champions For Learning serves a unique role in bringing the community together to support a culture of learning and innovation.

It’s about giving students the opportunity to gain life skills they need to succeed in an ever more competitive world; helping parents to support their children’s studies; encouraging teachers and principals to develop and share best practices; strengthening and building community networks that inspire innovation.

The success of our students and community continues to rely on the thousands of you who have supported the work of Champions For Learning™. Thank you!

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Our Mission & Goals

Equip and prepare students for their future learning and career goals for students and families.

Value, empower and support teachers and principals to ensure the highest impact learning experiences for every child.nd each other.

Engage and energize our community in support of student success.

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Strategies for our Vision, Mission & Goals

Our Board of Directors

Bill Burke headshot

Message from the Chair

“Champions For Learning has built a strong foundation and a connection between our community, educators, and students. We will use that base to focus on the future and being entrepreneurial as we cope with these challenging times.” – Bill Burke, Chair





Our Staff

Message from the President

“I am so honored to lead and serve such a dedicated and talented team at Champions For Learning. They care so deeply about the success of our students, teachers, and entire community, and it shows in the hard work and commitment to excellence in all facets of our work.”

– Susan McManus

Susan McManus Champions For Learning Board Member - Champions For Learning - Naples Florida

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