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Leading Our Future

At The Education Foundation of Alachua County, we have an active, engaged, working Board of Directors. Our board members are passionate about investing in education to ensure equal opportunity and success for the students within our Alachua County Public School District. Our board works alongside The Education Foundation’s staff to make the biggest impact possible by volunteering as mentors with the Take Stock in Children program, by helping with event planning for O2B a Kid Again and A Night in the Big Apple, and by offering oversight within the various committees.

Board members serve three-year terms with the ability to serve two consecutive terms. The board meets monthly as a group to discuss the work within the committees and the organization as a whole.

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Education Foundation Board Members

  • Dr. Julie Brown, UF College of Education
  • Dr. Naima Brown, Santa Fe College
  • Andy Cavallari, Wells Fargo
  • Steve Cecil, Community Volunteer
  • Beatrice Cherry, Florida Credit Union
  • Ian Fletcher, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Valerie Freeman, Alachua County Public Schools
  • Bill Goodman, Community Volunteer
  • Frank Graddy, Community Volunteer
  • April Griffin, Florida School Boards’ Association
  • Marie Herring, DaySpring M.B. Church
  • Rob Hyatt, Alachua County Public Schools
  • Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools
  • Donna Kolb, University of Florida
  • Robert McDaniel, BBVA Compass Bank
  • Lori McGriff, The Emmer Group
  • Phil Morrison, Community Volunteer
  • Trey Presnell, Purvis Gray & Company
  • Tim Roark, Koss Olinger
  • Gwendolyn Saffo, City of Gainesville
  • Neil Thompson, CPPI
  • Shelley Waters, Community Volunteer
  • Jennifer Watson Reddish, VyStar Credit Union

Build a Lasting Difference

Please contact our office if you are iterested in serving on The Education Foundation of Alachua County Board of Directors.