Douglas County Education Foundation elects new officers |

Douglas County Education Foundation elects new officers


The Douglas County Education Foundation board recently elected a new slate of officers.

Board President is Jeri Shields. Other officers are Jack Bellotti, vice president; Lesley Grove, secretary; and Steve Chappell, treasurer.

Established in 1984, the education foundation is a community-based, non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The foundation’s volunteer board of trustees includes members from both Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe.

The foundation provides grants to educators for curriculum enhancement, awarding academic scholarships and recognizing outstanding teaching.

In addition, the foundation’s annual fall “Festival of Food and Fun” event has raised more than $400,000 for the organization. Funds have provided nearly 400 grants to Douglas County schools for a wide range of projects, including math, science and technology, career and occupational education, special education, fine and performing arts and language arts.

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