Walton Education Foundation has served the public, charter and magnet schools of Walton County, Florida since 1995 making connections to support their staff, teachers, students and families.

Mission Statement

To serve the educational community of Walton County, Florida by mobilizing support and resources through alliances, grants, and fundraising events.

Vision Statement

Every student is inspired, equipped and empowered to meet their full potential in life.

Our Board of Directors & Leaders

Scarlett Phaneuf of PowerSouth, Board President/CEO

Lauren Bryan of CHELCO, Board Treasurer

Bryan Gilbert of CHELCO

Gabrielle Kilgore of Walton Area Chamber of Commerce

Louisa Kauffman, Community Member and Former Teacher

Meredith Spence of Northwest Florida State College

Dr. Jennifer Hawthorne of Walton County School District and Ex Officio Board Member

Foundation Staff

Lindsey Ryan Harp
Executive Director
Phone or Text: 850-692-9961

Amy Wells
Take Stock in Children Program Provider
Phone or Text: 850-391-6904

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Thank you for helping me pay for digital resources during the COVID-19 shutdown. I appreciate all you do to help our community and schools. Together we achieve more!

– Lisa Burns, Teacher at Emerald Coast Middle School