Use of Funds

Donations benefit the students and teachers in our public schools. The Board of Trustees are chosen from the local community and serve for three-year terms. The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. provides limited and specifically targeted financial support for initiatives that enhance the educational programs of our schools. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Grants to teachers for innovative projects focused on Virginia’s SOLs K-12
  • Support of continuing education for teachers and school administrators
  • Community based promotions for recruitment and retention of highly-qualified teachers and school administrators
  • Career education programs emphasizing needs and requirements of local businesses
  • Supportive assistance of the high school mentorship program
  • Recognition of exemplary student achievement
  • Financial support for students selected to compete on national and international levels
  • Assistance for continuing education for graduating seniors in each high school
  • Grants for school-wide initiatives that help to reshape, enhance or improve education for all students within the school

YFPE Strategic Plan

Linda Doggins Reading Specialist Grant

Foundation Policy Position

Foundation funds are directed toward support of the school system for program priorities where public funds are either not available or not appropriate. No funding will be provided to supplant funds required for the constitutional and legal program obligations of the York County community.

One hundred percent of all donations and proceeds (after costs) are returned directly to Foundation programs. The York County School Division provides in-kind and cash support to include office space, staff salaries and benefits, and incidental costs.

Resource Development

The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc., in support of its mission, pursues a variety of fund raising activities which may include, but not be limited, to the following:

  • Participation in community-wide charitable fund raising networks such as United Way, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
  • Ticketed events to include activities such as golf tournaments, community festivals, etc.
  • Solicitation of alumni and private citizen endowments and gifts
  • Solicitation of business and corporate grants, endowments, and gifts
  • Employee payroll deductions

Grants/Scholarships 2015-16
Innovative Instructional Grants $5,310
Whole School Improvement Grants $2,399
Student Resource Development $8,300
Teacher, Para-Educator & YCSD Employee Scholarships $4,413


Student Service Award Winners and Pledge of Allegiance Recognitions

Since 2014, the York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. and Jeanne Fiocca, owner of Cookie Text ~An Edible Tweet! have been presenting complimentary cookies to Student Service Award recipients and student leaders for the Pledge of Allegiance at monthly school board meetings.

Student Service Award & Pledge of Allegiance Recipients

YFPE TowneBank Teacher of The Year Recognitions

The York Foundation for Public Education, Inc. along with Sandra Allen, Vice President of the Yorktown Branch of TowneBank and Brian Skinner, Regional President of TowneBank, surprised three York County School Division 8th Annual Teacher of the Year finalists on a prize patrol with a $150 gift card. Each of the schools of the finalists received a check for $200 to be used for instructional enhancement. TowneBank, has committed to endow this award forever.

  • Tracy Buckley - Mt. Vernon Elementary
  • Elizabeth O'Brien - Yorktown Middle
  • Lyndsay Kimbro - Bruton High

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