THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE APRIL 5TH CHAMPIONS OF EDUCATION EVENT!  Mayor Luttrell and Shelby County Pre-K Teachers of the Year were honored.   Mayor Strickland gave the keynote address and Richard Ransom was the emcee.  We want to thank our silver sponsors for their donations:  Cargill Cotton, Williams Sonoma, Channel 24/30, Kroger, International Paper Company and FedEx.

The Shelby County Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization promoting community support for the enhancement of high quality education for the students and staff in the Shelby County School Systems. The Foundation partners with community leaders and businesses to provide additional resources for the Shelby County School Systems. Through this partnership we support the communities that the school system services.


300 Students were able to get their first experience learning a string instrument.  Students who wished to pursue strings further were given the opportunity to join the guitar club and deepen their knowledge of a family of instruments which they had not previously had hands on experience with.  TY so much for the opportunities you have given our students at Bon Lin Elementary.

Ashley Finch, Bon Lin Elementary

The funds we received will be used for building a school greenhouse to give children a hands-on opportunity to learn about biological sciences, taking care of their community through practices of sustainability, self-care skills of growing their own food, and a place for outdoor activities in the winter.

Bob Nardo, Founding Head of Libertas School of Memphis