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, 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.

Education Foundation Board Members

Dr. Bea Awoniyi
Santa Fe College

Dr. Kay Abbitt
Ex-Officio School Board Member

Steve Cecil
Community Volunteer

Jennifer Denault

    Bill Goodman
    Community Volunteer

    Adria Deren
    Carr, Riggs & Ingraham

    Romona Jackson-Board President
    FinanSense, LLC

    Kathleen Joseph
    Kathleen Joseph & Associates, LLC

    Trey Presnell – Board Treasurer
    Purvis Gray & Company

    Mayor Jacquelyn Randall
    Mayor of Hawthorne

    Tim Roark
    Koss Olinger

    Gwendolyn Saffo – Previous Board Vice President
    ITM Group

    Anne Polo
    Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

    Scott Thomas
    PathPoint Energy

    John Tull
    Gator Sports Properties

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    Dr. Mary Benedict, Community Volunteer

    Beatrice Cherry, Florida Credit Union

    Nelson Logan, Community Volunteer

    • Nelson Logan, Community Volunteer
    • Phil Morrison, Community Volunteer

    Build a Lasting Difference

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

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