What others say about us


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"Time and time again the Henrico Education Foundation has shown they deliver for our students, teachers and families. From fostering innovation and supporting literacy initiatives, to ensuring Henrico families have a healthy meal or internet access during the pandemic for remote learning — no other organization has done more for Henrico schools. I look forward to HEF’s continued support and generosity as we work together toward a brighter future for Henrico County Public Schools.”

Dr. Amy Cashwell, Superintendent - Henrico County Public 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 has been innovative in so many ways to make education more meaningful in Henrico to a wide array of students and their families. Our eyes are on our students. That is what matters most to me in the work that we are doing."

Betsy Beamer, Past HEF Board Member

"I gained a lot of insight from writing and implementing this grant. It was really great to see how accessible HEF makes it for teachers to achieve their goals."

Jade Miller, HEF Grant Winner - Fairfield Middle School

"HEF has made a huge difference for my students needing night school or summer school for a class or two for graduation or just to catch up with their grade level. I know my students would not have graduated high school if it wasn’t for this program. Thank you so much!"

Michael Otley, School Counselor - Highland Springs High School

"Henrico Education Foundation sees no barriers, just solutions on how to make learning innovative and fun! Thanks for being the game changers in the 804, and supporting teachers and students at Greenwood and all throughout Henrico County".

Ryan Stein, Principal - Greenwood Elementary School

"HEF's greatest contribution to Henrico schools includes serving as an incubator for new and cutting-edge programs (along with the funding to implement them) to enhance the educational experiences of Henrico County's students!"

Wade Anderson, HEF Board Member

"The [garden] grant has had a positive impact on the school. It has invigorated teachers, encouraging them to get outside with their students and create new ways to implement curriculum."

Matthew Cross, HEF Grant Winner - Short Pump Middle School

“HEF Innovative Grants are accelerated, proof-of-concept projects that generate key insights into the future of Henrico schools through promoting greater equity, academic effectiveness, and student engagement.” 

Jon Gregori, Innovative Learning Specialist - HCPS Teaching, Learning and Innovation

“Henrico Education Foundation provides resources and opportunities to Henrico schools and communities, bridging the gap where limitations may exist.”

Travis Pearson, HEF Board Member

"I love being part of an organization that provides creative and innovative opportunities to students and teachers in Henrico to maximize their success and enhance their education."

Joe Mengedoth, HEF Board Member

"Thank you for all that you do for our school! We have two very strong community partners, thanks to your work! We are so lucky to have your organization supporting us!"

Erica Broudy, Principal - Trevvett Elementary School

"I am sincerely grateful to HEF for supporting our school. I can't wait to share and implement this project!"

Karen Stein, Librarian - Ratcliffe Elementary School

"Thank you for the support of our team. We would not have been able to achieve victory without your help."

Henry Hurlburt, Sponsor - Godwin HIgh School Talon 540 Robotics Team