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We have exceeded our matching goal of $15,000

April 1, 2020

Your Help is Still Needed Thanks to your generosity we have exceeded our matching goal of $15,000 for the COVID-19 response fund! Thanks to the Robins Foundation who matched that $15,000, we now have $30,000 more to support HCPS students and their families during this challenging time. While we have reached our matching goal, your…

$15,000 Robins Foundation match aims to fuel donations for the items Henrico families need most

March 25, 2020

Press Release re-posted with permission from Henrico County Public Schools The Henrico County community always steps up in a big way during trying times, and the coronavirus emergency has been no different. Now, a matching grant as part of the Robins Foundation’s strategic partnership with the Henrico Education Foundation will build on that generosity and channel…

Scholarship Deadlines Postponed

March 16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 school closings, the HEF scholarship deadlines have been postponed. We will announce revised deadlines as soon as possible. HEF staff will provide the high school scholarship representatives in the School Counseling departments with updated application submission information. We will post updated scholarship announcements on this site as soon as they are…

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For two weeks, Douglas Freeman students can enter an immersive portal and meet people around the world

February 13, 2020

Press Release re-posted with permission from Henrico County Public Schools Henrico, Va., Feb. 13, 2020 — It’s long been the stuff of science fiction: step into a portal and be instantly transported to the other side of the globe. And while students at Douglas S. Freeman High School won’t technically be leaving their Three Chopt…

Unique Event Prepares High School Students to Become Teachers

February 10, 2020

Approximately 100 local students will participate in the Teachers for Tomorrow Creative Symposium on Feb. 11, 2020, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The event was developed by Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) Career and Technical Education Program and is made possible through the support of a generous donor to the Henrico Education Foundation. HCPS juniors and…

Teacher Scholarship from the Gamma Chi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma educator sorority

January 21, 2020

  Download more information including the application. [Note: This is not a HEF scholarship; please follow instructions for applying to the organization directly.]

Something’s fishy with this school field trip

December 4, 2019

HEF is collaborating with Dominion Energy, Chesapeake Bay Trust and HCPS Elementary Instruction to offer a James River environmental trip for 10 high need schools.  The video depicts Glen Lea Elementary 5th graders’ experience.

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Extended Day students from Glen Lea Elementary participated in Lego League competition

November 19, 2019

Eight Extended Day students at Glen Lea Elementary School participated in the First Lego League competition on Sunday at Maggie Walker High School. Students from across Virginia came together to innovate and solve problems. They were inspired, and demonstrated their creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future. Glen Lea parents showed their support…

HIghland Springs ES at Presquile Wildlife Refuge

James River excursion teaches students about their environment

October 24, 2019

“Thank you, HEF, for providing 5th grade Highland Springs Elementary students with the amazing experience at Presquile Wildlife Refuge.  Not only did my students engage in learning about the James River, they partook of the peace that nature brings. The experience rejuvenated my class and built us closer as a team and that is invaluable.”…

25 years of HEF giving

October 23, 2019

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