March 5, 2020
New website - Same mission:
Strengthening Public Education
We are excited to announce the launch of Hillsborough Education Foundation’s newly designed website: !
Our goal with our new website is to create a user-friendly experience for you—our donors, volunteers, teachers, students and community supporters—
and share who we are and what we do in an easy-to-navigate way.

Here are just some of the features of our new website:
  • Dynamic new look packed with stories from students, teachers & supporters
  • New volunteer sign-up makes it easy to give the gift of your time – as an individual or group
  • New interactive map shows where mentors are needed most
  • Newly designed donation form makes it easy to give in support students and teachers
  • News & Events keeps you ConnectED to what’s happening with HEF

Thank you to eNox Media for helping us tell our story and bringing our vision to life!
HEF's Office Gets a Facelift with New Building Signs
In addition to our new look on our website, if you visit Hillsborough Education Foundation look for our new signage welcoming you from Image360!
Trickey Jennus Wins ADDY for HEF Logo Redesign
And… we love our new logo and so does the American Advertising Federation! Our new logo, designed by Trickey Jennus, recently won a Silver ADDY Award for Elements of Advertising – Visual Logo Design. The logo goes on to compete at the Regional ADDY Awards in Orlando in May. It’s a winner in our eyes!
Coke Florida Helps Take Stock in Children
Scholars Stay Plugged In
(L-R) College Success Coach Joe Addison, HEF Board Member Sue House, College Success Coach Joanne Sandoval, Student Stefania, Chief Programs Officer Paul Casebolt, Students Adam and Sophia, Coke Florida Tampa Sales Director Shannon Smith, Coke Florida Public Affairs Manager John Mitchell and Director of the Take Stock in Children Program Anna Corman.
We are so grateful for our amazing community partners at Coke Florida, who donated 5 laptops to deserving students in our Take Stock in Children mentoring program as part of the company’s Black History Month Laptop Giveaway!

Thank you for your commitment to empowering our students to succeed and helping to strengthen public education in Hillsborough County Public Schools.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Hosts STEM Field Day for Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair Participants
Thank you to our community partners at Bristol-Myers Squibb for hosting another incredible STEM Field Day for Hillsborough County Public Schools students. Leaders at Bristol-Myers Squibb spent the day mentoring Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair contestants who are moving on to compete at state!

Good luck to all of the talented students who are competing at the next level of the STEM Fair, and thank you again to Bristol-Myers Squibb for helping them prepare.
HEF Headlines
(L-R) Sabrina Gates, Center for Technology and Education Executive Director with HEF CEO Kim Jowell.
HEF Covers Fees for HCPS Teachers' Board Certifications

We are proud to support 47 Hillsborough County Public Schools teachers with fee scholarships as they earn National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Board Certification with the Center for Technology and Education. Promoting teacher learning, growth and excellence elevates student learning and success!
Sign up for a Florida Prepaid Scholarship Today

Now's the time to begin saving for your child's future, and you can start with as little as $44 a month! Florida Prepaid is offering their lowest plan prices in FIVE years—now through April 30th!

Follow Us on Twitter for a Chance to Win a Special Prize
You don't want to miss any of the exciting things happening at HEF! Stay ConnectED and follow us on Twitter!

All followers will be entered to win a $25 gift card from Suncoast Credit Union. A random drawing will be held and a winner will be announced on Twitter on March 12th!
HEF Highlight
Take Stock in Children Scholar Earns Perfect Score on PSAT
Congratulations to Ankit, a junior at Plant City High School and student in our Take Stock in Children mentoring program, who recently earned a  PERFECT SCORE  on the PSAT — qualifying for National Merit recognition!

The top 1% of scorers, usually about 16,000 students across the United States, are named National Merit Semifinalists. Ankit's perfect  1520  score exceeds even National Merit expectations!

Great work, Ankit! We are so proud of your incredible accomplishment.
"This is something that is definitely going to change my future. It opens me up to scholarship and college opportunities, but more importantly, I think it helped prove to myself that anything within an academic scope is achievable as long as you put in the work. I think this level of self-confidence will go a long way as I continue my journey through education.”

-Ankit, Plant City High School
Know a student, teacher, donor or volunteer who deserves to be highlighted? Email to nominate them to be featured in our next newsletter!
EVENTS: Keeping you ConnectED in our Community
Play FORE Education
Golf Classic
March 9th

The Play FORE Education Golf Tournament, hosted by Hillsborough Education Foundation and Batson-Cook Construction, is not only an enjoyable afternoon of golf—it’s an opportunity to change the lives of countless students in Hillsborough County. All proceeds from this event allow HEF to continue to provide scholarships, classroom grants, free school supplies at our Teaching Tools Resource Center and more!
2020 Florida
Economic Forum
March 16th

Attendees of the 2020 Economic Forum, Tampa's premier event, will invest in a vision to make West Central Florida a national example of prosperity created through a focus on access to education, vocational training, volunteerism and hard work. Donations will benefit Hillsborough Education Foundation to help fund scholarships through our mentoring program for a group of outstanding students.
2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibit
March 6th-13th

Hillsborough Education Foundation and Hillsborough County Public Schools will host the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards presented by Suncoast Credit Union. The reception and awards ceremony will honor some of Hillsborough County’s most talented young artists and writers whose work will be on exhibit for the public to view at the University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery from March 6-13.
Ready to get involved? Use our new Volunteer Portal to find individual and group volunteering opportunities at HEF!

We Love our Volunteers!
At Hillsborough Education Foundation, we believe success relies on relationships - our dedicated volunteers help us carry out our mission!
Whether you're serving as a mentor, stocking shelves in our Teaching Tools Resource Center or helping us out at an event, we can't thank you enough for volunteering with HEF! With your help, we're working to strengthen public education in Hillsborough County!

Kilene Kelly Group for Keller Williams
Bank of America
Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity
Thank you to our incredible community partners and friends who recently rolled up their sleeves to volunteer in our Teaching Tools Resource Center! We are grateful for your time and dedication to making a difference in the lives of teachers and students.