Pensacola, Florida – The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation held its Annual meeting
recently to elect new officers, recognize outstanding community partners, Foundation Board
Member of the Year, and retiring board members. Outgoing Foundation Chair Thomas Greek,
from Navy Federal Credit Union, presided over the election of the following new officers: Chair
Kristie Kelley, Workforce Development Coordinator, Gulf Power Company; Treasurer Amy
Stachowicz, Senior, Audit and Assurance, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund; and At Large Member
Sandy Edwards, Retired Educator and At Large Member Beth Partington, Attorney.
“The mission of the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation would not be possible without
strong community partners,” said Greek. “Businesses, benefactors, and foundations all
contribute to the success of our organization – and in turn – to the success of our schools.”
Outstanding Partners of the Year recognized were the Studer Foundation represented by Rishy
Studer and Theresa Wagonner and Dr. Robert Hoyt and Dr. Ann Yoshihashi for their on-going
support of the Foundation.
Randy Ramos was recognized as the Foundation Board Member of the Year for his outstanding
work in fundraising and establishing the annual Cyberthon Challenge. The following retiring
Foundation Board Members were recognized for their years of service: David Deliman, 4 years;
Kim LeDuff, 3 years; and Stephanie White, 3 years.
“Thanks to the strong leadership of Thomas Greek, the Escambia County Public Schools
Foundation was able to contribute more than $130,000 into Escambia County classrooms this
past year,” said in-coming Chair Kristie Kelley. “Of that, $91,000 went directly to classroom
grants – unique projects designed by teachers to make a meaningful impact in the areas of
STEM and Literacy.”
Escambia County Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit direct support organization
of the Escambia County School District dedicated to investing in our children’s future through
scholarships, classroom Grants for Excellence, and recognition of outstanding Escambia County
teachers and student achievement.