Newton Education Foundation members, school system officials and community supporters celebrate with a ribbon-cutting for the relaunch of the foundation.
This article was originally published by The Citizens, Nov. 30, 2023.
Newton Education Foundation has relaunched its efforts with the “All in for Kids” campaign, a fundraising effort to help Newton County schools remove obstacles to learning, expand educational opportunities, and support teachers in meeting the needs of all students.
To celebrate the re-launch, the foundation will hosted a welcome breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 28, for Dr. Duke Bradley, recently hired superintendent of Newton County schools. The event was followed by a ribbon-cutting to officially mark the expanded relationship between the foundation and the school system.
The foundation recently hired Gail Rothman, who has extensive experience in education foundations, to lead the relaunch.
“We look forward to building a strong partnership with Newton County Schools under the visionary leadership of Dr. Duke Bradley III, and to engaging individuals, small businesses and industry to come together in support of students,” Rothman said. “Our aim is to ensure that every corner of Newton County sees the foundation as a game-changer for the schools and the students.”
Bradley welcomed the relaunch of the foundation.
“Education is the key to unlocking the true potential of every child, and the Newton Education Foundation plays a vital role by providing crucial resources to our schools,” he said. “The Foundation understands that educating children is a shared responsibility — and that when residents and businesses invest in the next generation, we can empower our students to succeed and create a brighter future.”
Loucy Hay, one of the original founders of NEF, said, this is an exciting time for the foundation.
“After 14 years of providing grants to Newton County schools, we are ready to take the foundation to the next level by expanding our base of support and funding larger strategic initiatives,” she said. “We know that great schools build great communities.”
Founded in 2009 and based in Covington, The Newton Education Foundation is an independent non-profit that puts community resources to work for children so they can achieve academic and personal success by removing obstacles, providing opportunities that deepen learning, supporting teachers and strengthening community initiatives.
The “All in for Kids” Campaign has a goal of raising $50,000 by year-end and identifying volunteers to help with a variety of initiatives and campaigns. To make a donation or submit an interest form for volunteering, visit newtoneducationfoundation.org.