Walton County, Fla. – October 6 – Walton Education Foundation, an area not-for-profit providing educational support to schools, teachers and the community of Walton County, Florida, announced today it has selected Lindsey Ryan Harp as the organization’s Executive Director.
Ms. Harp brings 15 years of experience and proven results in executing communications, marketing and fundraising project goals all within diverse organizations. As executive director, Ms. Harp will oversee all activities that serve the educational community by mobilizing support and resources through alliances, grants and fundraising events.
“It is a pleasure to represent the Walton Education Foundation after having experienced the impact of its classroom grants awarded in Walton County schools while in my previous role,” Harp says. “The Walton Education Foundation classroom grants offer a critical element benefitting teachers by creating an environment that teaches and grows students at every level of learning.”
The Walton Education Foundation impacts over 10,000 students and over 700 teachers through its classroom grants and serves as the lead agency for the Take Stock in Children program.
“Ms. Harp is energetic with a passion for education and a background in communication and fundraising that aligns with our goals,” said Juliet Milam, Walton Education Foundation Board President. “The Board is excited to welcome Lindsey and is confident the Foundation will be well positioned for success under her guidance.”
During the 2020-2021 school year the Foundation awarded 53 grants to Walton County teachers totaling $51,000.
Concluding the year, Walton Education Foundation will complete its 2021-2022 classroom grant application process in mid-October. It will also participate in Walton County School District’s ECET2 summit held on November 6th. In the same month, it is proud to have been named as a charity partner beneficiary of the 30a 10k held on Thanksgiving Day 2021 in Rosemary Beach.
About Walton Education Foundation
The Walton Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 1995 by a rising need for support specific to teachers in Walton County. Walton Education Foundation has grown to not only help all teachers in Walton County, but to support each school and student. WEF provides annual giving and volunteer opportunities through a series of educational programs and grants including: Classroom Grant Program; Take Stock in Children college scholarship and mentoring program; Teacher of the Year and additional support of special events through the district. We invite you to learn more about our initiatives at www.waltonedfoundation.org.
Lindsey Harp, Walton Education Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: MH Carr
Executive Director, Walton Education Foundation
Tel: (850) 692-9961