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The Virginia Education Foundation's mission is to support Virginia Title I public schools and qualifying organizations in Virginia that serve the educational needs of low-income children and eligible students with disabilities

 Here is some of what we've done recently

Over $3 million of quality children's books to support education

Danville Public Schools
VEF has donated over 45,000 new, quality books valued at over $693,000 to the Danville Public School System for students in 8 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools.  This donation helped over 6,000 students - all of whom (100%) are low-income.


Lynchburg City Public Schools
VHF has recently donated about 24,000 new, quality books (retail value over $340,000) to the Lynchburg City Public Schools for their elementary and middle school students.


Henry County Public Schools
VEF has donated over 24,500 new, quality books valued at $359,000 to the Henry County Public Schools to support scholastic instruction and literacy. Henry County has 9 Title I elementary schools.  Over 7,100 students benefitted.


Roanoke City Title I Public Schools
VEF has donated over 45,000 new, quality books valued at over $692,000 to Roanoke City Public Schools.  Over 96% of their students are low-income.  Over 9,600 students benefitted.


Richmond City Public Title I Schools
VEF has donated about 44,000 new, quality books valued at over $663,000 to Richmond City Public Schools as part of their "Lit Limo Literacy" program.  They have a student population of over 21,000 who have benefitted - all of whom are low-income.  

Henrico County Title I Schools
VEF hasd donated over 30,000 new, quality books valued at over $384,000 to Henrico County Public School students in Title I classrooms as part of their "Reading Skills and Strategies" program.  Over 9,000 students (75% of whom are low-income) in 21 schools benefitted.


Louisa County Schools
VEF provided 4,300 books valued at $67,900 for Louisa County's Title I elementary schools and middle school to support grade level reading for their low-income elementary and middle school students and for students with IEPs.

Louisa students with a few of the books donated by VEF

Culpeper County School System

VEF donated over 4,300 new, quality books valued at $63,900 to the Culpeper School System
for scholastic instruction for over 2,100 students - about 1,350 are low-income. 

VEF's Founder/Director George Beker with a Culpeper student

First Lady Pam Northam's Back-To-School Tour
VEF provided support for the assembly and delivery of boxes of quality children's books to Title I elementary school classrooms and Head Start classrooms.  The books were distributed by First Lady Pam Northam at each of the Title I schools and programs she visited on her state-wide tour.

Pam Northam reading to a Title I classroom

Agnor Hurt Elementary School Reading Project
VEF provided hundreds of new, quality books valued at over $8,000 to support the school's reading and literacy efforts with low-income, Title I children.  VEF's books are also being used in Agnor Hurt's new Read-Aloud program.

Some of the books donated to Agnor Hurt by VEF and 
Angor Hurt students enjoying them . . .


300 After-School Programs

VEF provided funding to the Virginia Partnership for Afterschool Programs (VPOST) to enhance educational outcomes and reading levels for low-income and disabled students attending 300 after-school programs across the Commonwealth.  VEF's funding helped these programs acquire thousands of quality books.

Boxes of books given to 300 after-school programs at the VPOST Conference

Books for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
VEF partnered with the disAbility Resource Center (dRC) and Virginia's Children First.  VEF gave them several hundred carefully selected books and other educational materials for scholastic instruction with low-income children, deaf and hard of hearing children, and mentally-challenged adults.

disAbility Resource Center's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator, ReBecca Bennett, discusses dRC's literacy and reading programs with VEF founder, George Beker

Books for Farmington Elementary
VEF provided $13,450 of children's activity books to Farmington Elementary School in Culpeper to support their reading and literacy efforts.

          Farmington students exploring VEF's activity books

Books for Madison Primary
VEF provided $3,500 of children's educational activity workbooks to Madison Primary, a Title I school, to support their reading and literacy programs with kindergarten and first grade students.

Assistant Principal, Jackie Ovalle, meets with George Beker
to accept VEF's book donation

itle I public schools and organizations funded or supported by 
VEF are committed to promoting and enhancing children's literacy, school readiness, grade level reading, and school success for primarily low-income children in Virginia. 

While VEF's grant-making is typically by invitation,
inquiries concerning support are welcome