Make a Difference
Driven by a volunteer Board of Directors, we are "Empowering Students and Teachers in Our Community." Thank you for your support as donors, volunteers, and sponsors. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.
Throughout the year, UTBEF partners with community businesses and organizations for fundraising events. Let us know if you are hosting an event and would like to partner with us. We can assist with planning and volunteers and you can rest assured that your proceeds are going to make a difference to local schoolchildren.
Be the light that brightens the future for students and teachers. You can help raise awareness and generate funding for $2000 technical scholarships for local high school students and mini-grants to fund teacher projects at area elementary schools. Scholarship awards are based on GPA, leadership, community service, and financial need. Mini-grant recipients are determined by school administrators based on the particular needs of their student population.
You won't have more fun for a good cause than sponsoring or volunteering at an event or working on our Scholarship or STAR Mini-Grant committee. Some call us a bit wacky, but our philosophy is that charity should be fun. We depend on sponsorships and volunteers to support our programs and need you on our team. You'll be surprised at what a huge difference a little bit of your time can make.
The Upper Tampa Bay Education Foundation mission is to enhance educational, community, and career opportunities for students in the Upper Tampa Bay area.
Shaluly Foundation Donates $6228
Mike Shaluly President of Mastercut Tool and founder of the Shaluly Foundation presents a check to Jerry Custin and Robin Reynolds of the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation Board of Directors. Maria Rush and Aimy Shaluly-Dominguez with son Quentin also joined the presentation.
News & Notes
Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of an investigation into whether Troy University in Alabama responded to a student’s requests for pregnancy-related adjustments during the 2020-21 school year in a manner that complied with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona joined a roundtable with Native American parents in the Oklahoma City area to listen to their unique experiences in urban schools and learn more about ways the Department can support Native American students regarding language preservation and revitalization.
In a major address, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona laid out his vision for the direction the agency will follow in 2023 to promote academic excellence, improve learning conditions, and prepare our students for a world where global engagement is critical to our nation’s standing. In his address Secretary Cardona remarked that “Raise the Bar: Lead the World” is not a list of new priorities, but a call to strengthen our will to transform education for the better, building on approaches that we know work in education.