HEF’s quarterly newsletter – September 2023

Read the September edition of HEF's quarterly newsletter! We'll show you how education foundations can play meaningful roles in the development and implementation of high-quality programming for our community's children.

In celebration of HEF’s 30th Anniversary we’re holding charity prize draws in the months with 30 days. Your gifts during these months enter you in drawings for exciting prizes donated by Henrico County Public Schools teachers and students, and our local business partners. You could win two dozen cookies made by culinary students, pet grooming by veterinary sciences students, a one-month membership at ACAC Fitness in Short Pump, or an oil change by one of our favorite local Midas of Richmond shops! Our charity prize draws allow you to donate to a worthwhile cause - Henrico students – and enter to win great prizes!

concrete bench from ACE Va Randolph September’s challenge is going strong, and you only have six more days to participate! For every donation you make to HEF of $30 or more, you’re automatically entered in a drawing for a beautiful cast stone garden bench crafted and donated by teachers and students at the ACE Center at Virginia Randolph. What a great place to sit and enjoy the changing seasons! Enter to Win!

HEF’s new Chief executive officer

Damon Jiggetts

“From preschool to career, HEF has supported Henrico’s children and families for 30 years. As a lifelong advocate for our children, it is indeed an honor to serve this organization and Henrico County Public Schools. Your investment in our work supports innovation in the classroom, services to strengthen families, and partnerships to uplift our community. Our team of professionals stand ready, willing, and able to deliver on our mission. We are so appreciative of your continued support as we prepare Henrico’s students to positively contribute to our community and beyond.” Damon Jiggetts

Innovative Grants: 2023-24 Cycle 1 Winners

In August, HEF announced grant funding of $70,186 for 11 projects that will impact 5,672 students, teachers, and parents in Henrico County. Learn more about HEF Innovative Grants and view the list of 2023-24 Cycle 1 winners.

Annual Giving

Why support our annual campaign?

Our strong partnership with Henrico County Public Schools and our connection to the communities they serve, allow us to build and refine effective programming to benefit our county’s children. With your help, HEF is able to prioritize and adapt quickly as needs arise within the schools.

View our Annual Campaign Brochure

donate today

Make a difference in the lives of students in Henrico County Public Schools by making a one-time or recurring donation. Invest in educational excellence: henricogives.org/invest/

Contact Jay Shively (804) 877-9401 or jshively@henricogives.org