On Your Mark, Get Set, Launch a Scholar!

* We all believe education is the key to success.

* Your support can change a life. Forever.

* A full scholarship is $8,500 and is matched dollar for dollar by the Florida Prepaid Scholarship Fund.

* Help a Charlotte County student go to college.

* Join us now to raise money for two Take Stock in Children Scholarships.

School Board Congratulates

Teacher & Support Employee of the Year

On Tuesday, March 17 CCPS School Board members congratulated the Finalists and Winners of Teacher & Support Employee of the Year. Tim Ostrow, 2016 Teacher of the Year and Debbie Hemphill, 2015 Support Employee of the Year each received $1,000 from Charlotte Local Education Foundation. Once again Congratulations!

Traveling Plaque 2014-15 Awarded


Dr. Sarah Pappas of William G. and Marie Selby Foundation was awarded the CLEF Traveling Plaque in appreciation of their sponsorship over the years to Charlotte County Public Schools. This plaque is awarded each year to an outstanding donor for their long-term support. A big thank you to the Selby Foundation.




Congratulations Teacher & Support Employee of the Year




Over 250 attendees witnessed the announcement the 2015 Support Employee of the Year - Debbie Hemphill of Charlotte Harbor Center and the 2016 Teacher of the Year - Tim Ostrow of L.A. Ainger Middle School. Congratulations to them and to all the finalist.

For more pictures of the event MORE INFO

Mentor Thank You


Take Stock in Children 2014 Accountability Report

To see the entire report, click on the image above.

Congratulations to Executive Director

Mary Fred Clemmons


While attending the annual Take Stock in Children Conference in Orlando, Mary Fred Clemmons, Executive Director of CLEF, received her 15+ years of service award. Way to go Mary Fred - we are proud of you!

View Press Release here.




Building Student Success

The Charlotte Local Education Foundation, Inc. is Connecting Children, Classrooms and Community to build “Student Success.” Please join us as we plan for the future!

Since 1989 we have provided support to Charlotte County Public Schools, through programs such as:

  • Take Stock in Children scholarship mentoring program
  • Teacher Supply Depot
  • Teacher and Support Employee of the Year event

Help Support your Charlotte County Schools...

The purpose of Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF) is to raise financial support for Charlotte County Public Schools and mentoring programs through fundraising events.

Connecting Children, Classrooms, and Communities ...

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provides an opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to pursue grant funding to work with local businesses to further workplace based experiences for students by increasing the student’s awareness and interest in STEM careers.

YOU can help your school system by...

Teacher and Support Employee of the Year: our annual, signature event honoring outstanding educators and support staff who make a difference for our students each day. MORE INFO

Payroll Deduction: Thank you to all the Charlotte County Public School Employees who donate to the Take Stock In Children and CLEF programs for students and teachers through the Payroll Deduction Program. You are making a difference in the lives of our students. MORE INFO

License Plates: show your support of the Charlotte County and Florida state school system by purchasing the "Support Education" license plate for your vehicles. Your support goes directly to public schools in your county, funding programs not supported by tax dollars, such as: Extra reading help for students in grades K-3, Mentoring for at-risk students, Classroom innovations for teachers and students, Enrichment in math and science, and Music programs for special needs children. MORE INFO

Take Stock in Children: by mentoring a student or providing a donation for a scholarship, you can be a part of a statewide program in our local community, by bettering Charlotte County - one student at a time! READ MORE

Teacher Supply Depot: a "store" where educators can get free stuff for their classrooms. Donations of new and gently-loved school and office supplies, as well as craft and recycled materials are always appreciated! MORE INFO

For more Charlotte County Schools information click here.