EXCELLENCE in education

is the perfect gift

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25 years of making a difference
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EXCELLENCE in education

is the perfect gift

25 Years badge
making a difference

Our story

about us

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Through a dynamic public-private partnership with Henrico County Public Schools — the commonwealth’s sixth largest school division — HEF serves more than 51,000 students in 72 educational facilities. Since its formation, the foundation has provided $5.3 million in direct funding affecting more than 560,000 students, teachers, parents and guardians across Henrico County. The Henrico Education Foundation funds creative instructional approaches with strong academic goals that directly address the opportunity gap and provides resources for teachers to support the most challenged schools. The foundation’s unique role is vital to meeting the educational needs of our community’s children while providing partnership opportunities for businesses, community leaders and citizens to directly impact public schools.

Support Our Kids

How Can I help?

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Giving to HEF is one of the most effective ways to support our children’s schools and strengthen public education in Henrico County. Over the last 25 years, the foundation has provided more than $4 million in direct funding to students, teachers and classrooms across Henrico County.

Your generous donation is life changing!


Would you like to know more about HEF's relationship with the school system and how we are funded?

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By supporting the Henrico Education Foundation (HEF), you are developing tomorrow's leaders and providing students the tools they need for success.

What others say about us


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“For 25 remarkable years, no organization has done more for students and teachers in Henrico County than the Henrico Education Foundation. I couldn’t be prouder or more grateful for the positive relationships we’ve built and the breakthroughs we’ve made together. Please join me in supporting the next generation of innovation in Henrico County Public Schools!”

Dr. Amy Cashwell, Superintendent of Schools

"We couldn't do the important work we do with our precious children without HEF. Your belief in the power of a leadership school culture has enabled us to impact students for five years! We are deeply grateful for the projects you support at Crestview and throughout the district."

Jennifer Drake, Principal; Crestview Elementary School—A Leader in Me School


HEF in the Community

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The Henrico Education Foundation strengthens public education by advancing innovative programs and initiatives designed to improve student achievement.

Excellence in Education – 25th Anniversary Dinner

On behalf of HEF’s Excellence in Education 25th Anniversary Dinner Committee, Board of Directors and staff, we wish to thank all of our amazing and generous sponsors for their support of public schools through this event!! What a fantastic evening on October 10th with nearly 400 people in attendance celebrating HEF’s 25th Anniversary and honoring our friend, Dr. Stewart Roberson. It is so exciting to see the incredible support that our community has for our public schools in Henrico County.

Our official tally of sponsorships and donations for HEF’s Excellence in Education 25th Anniversary Dinner is $256,900! That will have a HUGE impact on our schools!

View the photo gallery of the event

Our Sponsors

Make a Difference

Giving to Henrico Education Foundation (HEF) is one of the most effective ways to support our children’s schools. Funds raised by HEF do not come from large endowments, they come from people just like you.
Every donation is life changing.

Mail your general fund donation to Henrico Education Foundation
P.O. Box 31413, Henrico, Virginia 23294
or call us at (804) 652-3869.