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Support SEF

It takes the entire Suffolk community’s continued commitment to public education to keep our foundation thriving. This includes private citizens, parents of students, businesses and the educational community.


There are numerous ways to help sustain our efforts that benefit both students and educators. These ways include your direct financial donation, in-kind donations of goods and services, attending fundraisers, having your own fundraising event or dedicating Unite Way contributions to SEF.

Remember that a community’s quality-of-life is directly tied to the educational system. Educated students become vital community citizens. The impact could not be more straightforward.

Please consider doing all you can to support SEF and review the tabs in this section for more ideas.


Recent DonationsThank you

Virginian-Pilot Newspapers In Education
$10,000 grant for Weekly Readers

Violet H. Greco Foundation
$4500 Farm Day Field Trips

$4000 grant for STEM Camp/Golf Tournament

AVW Technologies, Inc.
$2500 Nansemond River Robotics program

$1000 grant for STEM Camp

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Donation Confirmation

Thank you for supporting the 16000 students, faculty and staff of Suffolk Public Schools through the Suffolk Education Foundation.  Your contribution makes a difference.

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Grown-Up Spelling Bee

What a GREAT event for our first time!!  The Foundation raised close to $10,000 to help the staff and students of Suffolk Public Schools.                                   Fifteen (15) teams — each with three people — participated in the 1st annual Grown-Up …

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Gala to Celebrate the Arts in SPS

2016 Masquerade Gala: A Celebration of the Arts in Suffolk Public Schools Close to 250 guests joined us on March 1, 2016 for an evening of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras traditions, great food with some cajun flair, and Jazz & Blues.  Featuring the original creations of Suffolk Public Schools’ student artists and the musical entertainment by talented …

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State of the Schools

We are pleased to be a partner with Suffolk Public Schools for the annual State of the Schools & Learning Fair. The date of the 2016 State of the Schools & Learning Fair has not yet been set, but should be in October.     This important program updates the local community on the status …

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Annual SPS Staff & Student Campaign

The annual SPS Staff & Student Campaign is our favorite event of the year! The enthusiasm and dedication shown by the students and staff in our schools are contagious. Each school designates a liaison who accepts the challenge to create a school-wide campaign to raise as much money as possible for SEF, and to educate colleagues …

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College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness Fair

The Suffolk Education Foundation is proud to help sponsor this popular event: The 2016 College & Career Readiness Fair is scheduled for Saturday, November 19.     Suffolk Education Foundation is proud to partner with Suffolk Public Schools to sponsor this important event to help students plan for their future. This well-attended fair featured almost …

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Lasting Legacy

Brick Fundraiser

Coming Soon … Purchase a specially created brick to be installed at your high school.   King’s Fork High School Lakeland High School Nansemond River High School              The SEF is offering a unique opportunity to buy a brick and leave your mark for years to come at Pioneer Elementary School, which opened …

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Memorials and Honors

Losing a loved one is always difficult and many people look for opportunities for tributes. An educational gift is an exceptional way to honor these individuals. As a charitable organization, we are able to accept donations and provide a receipt to be used for tax-exempt purposes. We appreciate the trust given to us when a family …

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Endowments are an important part of many educational institutions. School alumni or community leaders sometimes contribute money or property to support the efforts of foundations they believe in. The Suffolk Education Foundation manages seven such endowments and is grateful for the philanthropy. These endowments fund various scholarships for students to attend colleges and universities. We are …

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