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 that makes it possible for our community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning. Champions For Learning™ has a unique and important role as an independent, non-profit, community-based organization, that works across the spectrum to underscore and support the value of learning in our community. Champions For Learning™ has been and will continue to be a community catalyst and convener around student learning, and facilitating collaboration community-wide.

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!

Our Mission & Goals


Foster real-world learning opportunities for students and families.


Cultivate opportunities for educators to engage with their community and each other.


Promote community-based collaboration, innovation, and sharing of resources.

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Strategies for our Vision, Mission & Goals

Our Board of Directors


Message from the Chair

“I am so proud of our Board of Directors and honored to be serving with so many amazing leaders.They are a hard-working, dedicated group of talented individuals working together to ensure the success of our young people through the mission of Champions For Learning. “—Lynn Davidson, 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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