The Shelby County Education Foundation was created in 2001 to help support and fund special projects with the Schools in the Shelby County Public School System, and, later, any public school in Shelby County. To this end, the Foundation and its Board is proud to have raised over the years over $1,000,000 through various efforts including what became the annual Race for Education, the Annual Alumni Recognition Dinner and specific donor supports. The Foundation has distributed over $1,000,000 for such projects as the Small Classroom Grants program, various Art grants and awards, as well as assisted as a non-partisan conduit for funding dedicated by donors to a smooth transition of the combination of the Shelby County Schools and the Memphis City Schools several years ago.
There are now seven public school districts in Shelby County and various charitable groups been created which now support the specific schools / districts in the County. After careful consideration, the Board of the Shelby County Education Foundation sees its role as an umbrella organization for all public schools in Shelby County as complete and has voted to dissolve the Foundation on or about March 31, 2022. It has determined to distribute remaining funds to certain charitable organizations that support one or more public schools in Shelby County.
The Foundation appreciates all those Officers, Directors, volunteers and donors who have assisted the Foundation in its efforts, and, in particular, the Foundation appreciates the efforts of all faculty, staff, and students that help contribute to the overall communities pride in the public schools (or any school) in Shelby County, Tennessee and quest to make all schools in Shelby County an even brighter star for the community as a whole.
The Foundation is aware of no outstanding claims against the Foundation; however anyone who has a claim is invited to submit it for consideration to the Foundation’s Interim Executive Director, Andy Wagner, by mail to 1785 Groveway Drive, Germantown, TN 38139, no later than March 10, 2022.