Educate Fairfax

Every FCPS Student has a path to success.

Falls Church, VA   |  http://www.educatefairfax.org

Mission

Educate Fairfax energizes the power of the community to invest in educational excellence and prepare students for the future. Our vision is that every FCPS student has a path to success.

Notes from the nonprofit

Educate Fairfax (formerly the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools) was established in 2010 as a partnership with FCPS and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce. In late 2013, it became an office within Fairfax County Public Schools and is the official charitable foundation representing and supporting FCPS. In 2021, the Foundation changed its name to Educate Fairfax to better reflect its purpose to support all students in the public schools in the district. Our mission is to energize the power of the community to invest in education excellence and prepare students for the future.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Ms. Elizabeth Murphy

Main address

8115 Gatehouse Road Room 5101

Falls Church, VA 22042 USA

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Formerly known as

Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Public Schools Foundation

Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools

EIN

36-4674229

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (B11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

FCPS Honors

An annual event to recognize and honor educators, administrators and other employees who show leadership and commitment to public schools, education, and the community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Within the 180,000 students in FCPS, nearly 30%, or 55,000, qualify for free or reduced meals. The Foundation maintains a fund for these students, to fill gaps in needs that are not met by our faith-based, non-profit, or other community partners.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We provide grants to individual teachers to enhance and expand work-based learning opportunities for students at all levels. Grants range from $1,000 - $2,500 and are used to assist teachers in making connections between classroom learning and potential careers and pathways.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

An annual event that brings together business leaders, community members, elected officials and FCPS leadership to celebrate the work being done in the district and award the FCPS Partners of the Year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Foundation supports programs that encourage students to explore potential careers. From the Cyber Patriot program, to environmental studies, to STEM programs, we assist potential donors in identifying programs that are deserving of their support.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Financials

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Educate Fairfax

Board of directors
as of 09/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Cindy Anderson

Northrop Grumman

Term: 2022 - 2023

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/29/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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