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Thank you for contributing to Champions For Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier County. Your donation will make it possible for our community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning through educators and directly with students.

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Plan To Make A Gift For A Better Tomorrow

Endowment

By giving to our endowment, you help to plant a seed that will grow to continuously support our student and educator programs.

Pay-It-Forward

Our Take Stock In Children graduates are trying to Pay-It-Forward, by helping to raise $100,000 to be used to endow a tuition scholarship that would annually be given to a local student. Help them reach this goal and change a life of a student each and every year!

Laurel Society

Any generous donor who makes a gift of $5,000 or more to our endowment will become a member of our Laurel Society, and will be recognized with a star on our Laurel Society Legacy Wall in our lobby.

If you would like additional information about Planned Giving, please contact Jason Kurek at jkurek@championsforlearning.org or (239) 643-4755 for more information.

Endowment Program Naming Opportunities

Thank you for contributing to Champions For Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier County. Your donation will make it possible for our community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning through educators and directly with students.

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Support Students

Champions For Learning fosters real world learning opportunities for students and families by providing college and career readiness to help students to succeed. This is accomplished through our Real World Learning college/career program and our Take Stock In Children mentoring/scholarship program. During 2016-2017, our goal has been to significantly increase the numbers of students reached by our student programs. This year, we impacted 8 local high schools (14,000 students). We accomplished this by transitioning from being deeply embedded at Golden Gate High to mobilizing the program to serve additional schools. We look to impact even more students during 2017-18, by raising student program specific funds through events and direct support.

Specific benefits are available for both event sponsorship and program support. Please contact Jason Kurek at jkurek@championsforlearning.org or (239) 643-4755 for more information.

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Direct Program Support

Real World Learning Model Program

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by challenge gifts from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and Suncoast Credit Union.

All students are eligible to apply for a college/career prep program as 11th graders. Support is provided to help them apply for college, complete a degree or credential and to establish their career path and goals; a key component is teaching strategies to help them find the resources to pay for their education with little/no debt. In addition, Champions For Learning works with a  range of collaborative partners and many volunteers to ensure that students and families countywide have access to key information and resources. Sponsor a student through 2 years of College and Career Prep for $5,000. The donor’s name will be recognized at an upcoming Student Programs graduation.

Take Stock In Children Program

Students with economic needs are selected in the 8th grade, meet with an adult mentor (approximately weekly) on school grounds, maintain their grades, remain drug/crime free and upon graduation, earn a two-year tuition scholarship to a Florida state college.

Take Stock In Children Scholarships

Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Florida Pre-Paid Foundation.

Students who complete the Take Stock n Children program eacn a two-year tuition scholarship to a Florida state college or technical school. Each scholarship costs $5,000 (which is then matched dollar-for-dollar). The donor’s name will be recognized at an upcoming Student Programs graduation as the provider of a specific student’s scholarship.

Thank you for contributing to Champions For Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier County. Your donation will make it possible for our community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning through educators and directly with students.

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Support Educators

The impact that educators can have on a child’s future is multiplied significantly when teachers and schools have opportunities to collaborate and thrive in the context of positive community support. Our community can invest in the great ideas of teachers and support the sharing of best practices.

Specific benefits are available for both event sponsorship and program support. Please contact Jason Kurek at jkurek@championsforlearning.org or (239) 643-4755 for more information.

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Direct Program Support

Classroom Grants

Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to invest in the creativity of a teacher to bring amazing learning experiences to their students. Grant request range from $20-$2,000.

Community-Based Learning Opportunities

Provides opportunities to connect educators with their community and supports their own real-world learning.

Strategic School-Based Grants

Schools have opportunities to implement strategic projects that contribute to the success of the school community. Focused on initiatives for Arts & Music, Literacy, and Science & Technology.

Thank you for contributing to Champions For Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier County. Your donation will make it possible for our community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning through educators and directly with students.

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Signature Events

Night of Champions (January 31, 2018)

Our fourth annual signature event recognizes community members who are impacting Collier County students through their leadership, volunteerism, philanthropy, innovation and collaboration. Proceeds from this event support Take Stock In Children and the Real World Learning Model programs.                Learn More About Night of Champions

Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner (April 16, 2018)

Join us for a dinner celebration that recognizes innovative teaching and gives a glimpse into Collier classrooms. This year, more than fifty different schools will be represented by a Teacher of Distinction, five of which will be honored as Golden Apple recipients.                                                                                    Learn More About the Golden Apple

 

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jason Kurek at jkurek@championsforlearning.org or (239) 643-4755 for more information.

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Community-Based Events

Roundtables (February 27 & April 24)

Through Roundtables, more than 500 teachers, administrators, students, parents, business people and community members gather to learn about key issues and opportunities. Having respectful and inclusive conversation allows us to learn from one another and to build the relationships to foster collaboration.                     Learn More About Roundtables

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jason Kurek at jkurek@championsforlearning.org or (239) 643-4755 for more information.

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Events that Support Our Students

Night of Champions (January 31, 2018)
Our third annual signature event recognizes community members who are impacting Collier County students through their leadership, volunteerism, philanthropy, innovation and collaboration. Proceeds from this event support Take Stock In Children and the Real World Learning Model programs.       Learn More About Night of Champions

Glass Slipper (March 7, 2018)
Each year, the Glass Slipper event is held to honor women leaders for their dedication and service to the children of Collier County. This event and recognition program benefits young ladies who are graduates of Champions For Learning student programs, and helps meet their needs as they currently seek post-secondary education. Click here to learn more

Graduations (TBD 2018)
Our Student Program Graduations to be hosted by the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, will include community leaders, students, families, and our top donors to our students programs.

Auction Items – In addition to sponsorship, and ticket sales, Champions For Learning is looking for businesses that would like to donate auction items for our Night of Champions, Glass Slipper, and Golden Apple events. If you’d like to donate a silent auction item, please contact Heather Noel at hnoel@ChampionsForLearning.org or call (239) 643-4755.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Jason Kurek at jkurek@ChampionsForLearning.org or call (239) 643-4755.

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Events that Support Our Educators

Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers (April 6, 2018 from 6-9pm at the Naples Grande Beach Resort)
Join us for our 28th celebration that recognizes innovative teaching, which will feature video vignettes on each of the five Golden Apple teachers to give you a glimpse into Collier classrooms. The Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction will also be honored during this special evening.
Learn More About the Golden Apple

Back To School Dinner (September 7, 2017)
This is an event for school principals, district leaders, our Board of Directors, and community leaders, where they can get to know one another and kickoff the school year.

Auction Items – In addition to sponsorship, and ticket sales, Champions For Learning is looking for businesses that would like to donate auction items for our Night of Champions, Glass Slipper, and Golden Apple events. If you’d like to donate a silent auction item, please contact Heather Noel at hnoel@ChampionsForLearning.org or call (239) 643-4755.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Jason Kurek at jkurek@ChampionsForLearning.org or call (239) 643-4755.

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Thank you for contributing to Champions For Learning, The Education Foundation of Collier County. Your donation will make it possible for our community to impact lives by enriching the environment for student learning through educators and directly with students.

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Help students and teachers by providing them with the resources they need to succeed.

Student Support

Help Champions For Learning make an impact on students! Giving opportunities vary from a $100, that’ll help provide a student with a calculator, to a $5,000 sponsorship, that’ll sponsor a student for two years to participate in our College and Career Prep Program. (Dollar-For-Dollar matching opportunity available).

Classroom Grant Support

You can fund a Classroom Grant and help a teacher’s innovative project idea come to life! Grants range from $20-$2,000.