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
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced a resolution agreement with Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia requiring it to take steps necessary to ensure that students with disabilities receive educational services, including compensatory services, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month, as we’re thinking about gratitude, I’m reflecting on the tremendous impact that educators have had on my life. I would not be where I am today without the many teachers, counselors, librarians, and mentors that have lifted me up, and, now as an educator and mentor myself, I hope to pass that encouragement
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced an extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest, and collections. The extension will alleviate uncertainty for borrowers as the Biden-Harris Administration asks the Supreme Court to review the lower-court orders that are preventing the Department from providing debt relief for tens of millions of Americans. Payments will resume 60 days after the Department is permitted to implement the program or the litigation is resolved, which will give the Supreme Court an opportunity to resolve the case during its current Term.