Mike Taylor stepping down as CEO of HEF

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor will be stepping down as CEO of Henrico Education Foundation (HEF), effective December 30, 2022. Mike was recently named the new CEO of the Knox Education Foundation in Knoxville, Tennessee, which will enable him to care for his elderly parents. Mike is an East Tennessee native and a graduate of the University of…

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It’s Giving Tuesday, and HEF wants to say thank you!

Giving Tuesday Thank You!

On Giving Tuesday, we want to say how much we appreciate your generosity in supporting Henrico Education Foundation – HEF! You’ve helped HEF grow programming and launch new initiatives that strengthen schools, empower students and build support beyond the classroom. 93% of our impact is because of donors and partners like you! We can’t do…

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HEF Hero Matching Challenge

Be a HEF Hero

HEF is delighted to announce a way for your gift to have an even greater impact on students in Henrico County Public Schools, with the HEF Hero Matching Challenge. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our partner AT&T, your gift made between September 1st and October 31st will be matched dollar for dollar up to…

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Paula Roop Retiring

Paula Roop

It is with mixed emotions that Henrico Education Foundation announces the retirement of Paula Roop, Program Officer for Educational Initiatives, on September 30, 2022. Paula is an award-winning educator with a passionate commitment to fostering innovative approaches and her work has increased achievement of students across Henrico County Public Schools. After 28 rewarding years in…

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Four HCPS innovative learning coaches are “innovation rock stars”

Twice each year, the Henrico Education Foundation awards grants to HCPS educators with groundbreaking ideas for their school or classroom. (Check out some of the amazing innovation-grant-funded projects from across Henrico County at https://henricogives.org/grants/ .) Four HCPS Innovative Learning Coaches received special recognition for their successful HEF innovative grants at a recent meeting at the…

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Full-service hub at old Highland Springs HS is key piece of new countywide strategy

When the 2022-23 school year begins, the old Highland Springs High School building will be repurposed as Henrico County Public Schools’ first full-service community school hub. Rechristened the Oak Avenue Complex, the facility will be a major step in a new strategy to connect students and families with community services. It’s no secret that challenges…

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