The Education Foundation of the Summit is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization with an all-volunteer group of parents and community members dedicated to supporting the public school students and teachers in Summit County. Founded in 2010, the foundation has expanded its support of public school teachers and students in Summit to include Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards each year, partnership and grants to school PTAs, scholarships to high school seniors, and collaboration with schools and community groups to increase opportunities for students, Pre K-12, in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). The foundation has raised over $400,000 since 2010.
Education Foundation of the Summit was founded by a group of parents who were concerned that state funding was insufficient to ensure that our children receive the education they deserve. They joined together to found an organization that would supplement state funding with private donations that are directed at creative and innovative projects. Education Foundation has raised more than $400,000 in donations and fundraising for local public schools. Our Board of Directors is an all-volunteer group of parents and local community members.
Education Foundation of the Summit funds go directly to innovation in public school programs—creativity, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), and innovative classroom technology. We also provide scholarships for high school seniors.