Henrico Education Foundation

Henrico Education Foundation


Thank you for your support of our Eggs-traordinary Event!
Public Education Forum October, 30th 6-8pm

๐“๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ˆ๐ ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐š ๐๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž HEF strengthens schools by advancing impactful initiatives that improve student outcomes.

As a foundation, we do more than just provide additional funding for public education; we are innovators working in partnership with parents, teachers and administrators, continually identifying and developing initiatives that improve school performance and student achievement. Our program and funding priorities focus on implementing research-based initiatives that enhance learning in the classroom, create best practices and complement the Henrico County Public Schoolsโ€™ (HCPS) improvement plans.

Operating as usual

Photos from Henrico County Public Schools's post 08/27/2023

Welcome back students! ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Henrico County Public Schools's post 08/24/2023

Wow! Exciting news! Congratulations!

Photos from Henrico County Public Schools's post 08/23/2023

Congratulations on this beautiful new space, in service of adult education students in Henrico County!


Did you know there are more than 1.7 million nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S. that work hard every day to help improve their communities? Most everyone has benefited in some way from the work of a nonprofit. At HEF, we see firsthand, every day, the impact of our work with students in Henrico County Public Schools and we are encouraged to work even harder to help students succeed.

August 17th is National Nonprofit Day โ€“ a day to recognize the impact and value of nonprofit organizations throughout the nation. We celebrate our staff, partners, volunteers, and donors because we canโ€™t do this without YOU!

โ€ข Make a positive impact on individuals and communities
โ€ข Unite people for a common good or to address difficult challenges
โ€ข Create jobs
โ€ข Count on your generosity and involvement

Will you give a gift to HEF today to support students in Henrico County Public Schools?


๐“๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‡๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐จ ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐…๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐งโ€™๐ฌ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ!

Over the last 30 years, weโ€™ve raised millions to support students in Henrico County Public Schools(HCPS). Weโ€™re leading the way in showing how education foundations can play meaningful roles in the development and implementation of high-quality programming for our communityโ€™s children. We fund creative instructional approaches with strong academic goals that directly address the opportunity gap, and we provide resources for teachers to support the most vulnerable students.

Our vision is: All schools are strong. All students are prepared.

The heart of everything we do is focused on this vision.

In the coming months, we'll share some of the many ways our foundation has impacted HCPS students, schools and teachers in the last three decades. We'll talk about the ways you can celebrate with us, get involved, and make an impact. Weโ€™ll also look ahead to the possibilities in the next 30 years.

We believe in a future where all schools are strong, and all students are prepared. To that end, we work tirelessly to bring growth opportunities to schools and students to prepare them for success in their future endeavors.

Stay tuned for 30th anniversary events, challenges, prizes, stories of impact, and opportunities to celebrate with us!

Together we can Ignite a Brighter Future.


Welcome Back Teachers! We're happy to see you!

Photos from Henrico County Public Schools's post 08/12/2023

This looks so fun!

Photos from Henrico County Public Schools's post 08/10/2023

Back to school fun with Henrico County Public Schools this Friday and Saturday!


Our 25th Annual Tee Off for Education golf tournament is Wednesday, October 11, 2023. If you or someone you know would like to sponsor this FUNdraising event, you can learn more and register your team here: https://henricogives.org/golf/

How every child can thrive by five 08/09/2023

Virginia Early Learning Partners (VAELP) is an initiative of the Henrico Education Foundation. We're so proud of the work they are doing for preschoolers and their families.

How every child can thrive by five "What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of pla...


It's New Teacher Academy Week at Henrico County Public Schools. HEF welcomes new teachers and we invite you to check out our website and find out what HEF can do for you!

Veteran teachers, share this post with the new HCPS teachers you know and tell them all the good things HEF is doing for students, teachers and schools in Henrico County.



As life becomes more expensive by the day, let us help with your child's preschool education!
VAELP offers tuition assistance at quality preschool programs in Henrico County for 3- and 4-year-old children. In these programs your child will build math and reading skills, as well as social skills all while engaging with teachers and children their own age.
Not sure you will qualify? You might be pleasantly surprised! Head over to our website and fill out the prescreening form to find out. www.vaelp.org The form can be found under the "Preschool Years" tab.
We have 23 quality childcare centers across Henrico County that we partner with, giving you the choice of where you would like your child to attend.
If you would like to find out more information or have questions, you can visit our website or send an email to [email protected]!

Photos from Discovery Chess's post 07/31/2023

Thank you Discovery Chess for visiting our Community Learning Centers at Montrose and Holladay Elementary Schools. Our students had a great time this summer learning the basics of the game of chess.

Photos from Harvie Elementary School's post 07/19/2023

We โค this HEF innovative grant!!


Check out this free resource for your preschooler's education!

Find out if you qualify for a free or reduced cost education for your preschooler: https://vaelp.org/preschool-years/


HEF would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Chief Executive Officer Damon Jiggetts!
Read Damon's bio to learn more about him:

Damon has made a career of servant leadership. As Executive Director of Peter Paul for over 11 years, he and his team of educators and community development professionals had the pleasure of serving at times, over 350 children, families, and community members daily, in the East End of Richmond. During his tenure, the organization expanded its footprint from 1 to 6 locations, completed a $5.5 million campaign, eliminated debt of over $1 million, and partnered with an array of organizations to support the needs of its students and families.

Damonโ€™s career began with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Roanoke Valley, where he was responsible for establishing school-based Clubs. His experience with the Clubs shaped his purpose for supporting youth initiatives and launched his profession in youth development.

Prior to Peter Paul, Damon served as Vice President of Operations for Communities in Schools of Richmond, the national organizationโ€™s first fully accredited affiliate. During his time there, CIS expanded its reach throughout Richmond Public Schools and into Henrico County Public Schools.

His passion for the well-being of youth has fueled his efforts to address barriers that prohibit non-profit professionals and community leaders from fulfilling their passion and purpose.

Damon has founded or co-founded numerous initiatives, organizations, and networks. Most recently, Damon launched Red Wagon Youth Transportation Services, a for-profit service, primarily transporting youth to and from extracurricular activities throughout the region. He also co-founded Ujima Legacy Fund, which is a giving circle of Black men who contribute their financial resources to support educational initiatives serving youth throughout the region. He also co-founded the African American Nonprofit Leaders Coalition, which personally and professionally supports Black executives, while addressing matters relevant to their collective experience in the sector.

Damon is a recipient of LMRโ€™s Servant Leadership Award in 2017, the Wallace Stettinius Award for Non-profit Excellence in 2014, and the Virginia Center of Inclusive Communities Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2020.


HEF celebrates our strong partnership with Moseley Architects, a staunch supporter of the foundation and Henrico County Public Schools. Stewart Roberson, President, CEO, and Chairman of Moseley Architects was the honoree of HEFโ€™s 2019 Excellence in Education Dinner.

Pictured left to right is Michael Wertz, Development Coordinator - HEF, Jay Shively, Interim Chief Executive Officer - HEF, Stewart Roberson, President, CEO, and Chairman - Moseley Architects and Lisa Demmel, Director of Marketing - Moseley Architects.

Photos from Harvie Elementary School's post 07/12/2023

What a wealth of information students are receiving during career at Harvie Elementary School.
Another HEF innovative grant!

Photos from Henrico Education Foundation's post 07/06/2023

A traveling classroom kitchen at Colonial Trail Elementary School provides authentic learning experiences to improve K-5 math, science, and reading competencies and increase cultural awareness as students make foods from different countries.
Another HEF innovative grant!

Learn more: https://henricogives.org/whats-cooking/


In celebration of Independence Day, HEF offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

Head of House 06/29/2023

Greenwood Elementary is an expert on the popular house system operating in many Henrico County Public Schools elementary schools. On July 28th, they're hosting a Head of House Leadership Summit for student and staff house leaders. This free event will be fun and informative. SPACES ARE LIMITED! LEARN MORE & SIGN UP BY JULY 7:

Head of House July 28, 2023 Greenwood Elementary School 10960 Greenwood Road, Glen Allen, Virginia 23059 9 AM - 3 PM

Photos from Harvie Elementary School's post 06/28/2023

Another HEF innovative grant! โค๏ธ

Photos from Henrico Education Foundation's post 06/26/2023

HEF's Learning & Discovery after school program staff enjoyed an awards ceremony to celebrate the end of another productive and successful school year. Our program provides a wide variety of enrichment excursions designed to support student achievement in a safe and fun environment. Learn more: https://henricogives.org/learning-discovery/

Photos from Henrico Data Center's post 06/23/2023

HEF offices will be closed Monday, June 19th in honor and celebration of Juneteenth.


Shannon Wakefield from the Henrico County Public Schools Gifted department recently won a HEF Innovative Grant for a project called the Rubik's Cube Lending Library. These resources are touching the lives of students and teachers throughout Henrico County.

Learn about more HEF Innovative grant projects: https://henricogives.org/grants/


Henrico Education Foundation is strongly committed to assisting students as they continue their education beyond high school, and we have awarded $51,200 in scholarships to 19 high school seniors planning to do just that. You can view the list of scholarship recipients and their plans for continuing education on the scholarships page of our website: henricogives.org/scholarships/


We were pleased to join one of HEF's important partners, TowneBank for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their newest branch location in Short Pump last evening.

Pictured, left to right are Pat Collins, Regional President of TowneBank Richmond; Jay Shively, HEF Interim CEO; Michael Wertz, HEF Development Coordinator; and Curt Straub, Commercial Banking Officer of TowneBank.


Henrico County Public Schools will participate in the U.S. Department of Agricultureโ€™s Summer Food Service Program, offering meals to children during the summer at 25 area sites. The federal program is administered in Henrico by the HCPS Department of School Nutrition Services, to help ensure that children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

After each scheduled meal service for children enrolled in summer programs is over, meal service will begin for others age 18 or younger who are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians are not eligible for the free meal service. Meals are not available to go and must be consumed onsite.

Food service will be from Monday through Thursday each week. All meals sites will be closed June 19 for the Juneteenth holiday, and July 4 in recognition of Independence Day. Breakfast will be served from 7-9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Specific breakfast and lunch times will vary depending on the location.

Service is on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of race, color, national origin, s*x (including gender identity and s*xual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. There will be no discrimination in the administration of the meal service. Meals will be provided to children at the following sites:

Elementary school open sites:
George Baker Elementary School, 6651 Willson Road (June 12-July 27)
Ruby Carver Elementary School, 1801 Lauderdale Drive (June 26-July 20)
Chamberlayne Elementary School, 8200 St. Charles Road (June 12-July 27)
Jackson Davis Elementary School, 8801 Nesslewood Drive (June 26-July 20)
Dumbarton Elementary School, 9000 Hungary Spring Road (June 12-July 27)
Harvie Elementary School, 3401 Harvie Road (June 12-July 27)
Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant St. (June 26-July 20)
Elizabeth Holladay Elementary School, 7300 Galaxie Road (June 20-July 27)
Anthony Mehfoud Elementary School, 8320 Buffin Road (June 26-July 20)
Montrose Elementary School, 2820 Williamsburg Road (June 20-July 27)
Pinchbeck Elementary School, 1275 Gaskins Road (June 12-July 27)
Seven Pines Elementary School, 301 Beulah Road (June 26-July 20)

Middle and high school open sites:
Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road (June 20-July 27)
Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road (June 20-July 27)
Henrico High School, 302 Azalea Ave. (June 20-July 26)
Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road (June 12-29)
Highland Springs High School, 200 S. Airport Drive (June 12-July 27)
George Moody Middle School, 7800 Woodman Road (June 26-July 27)
The Oak Avenue Complex,15 S. Oak Ave. (June 20-July 27)
Quioccasin Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road (June 20-July 27)
Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road (June 20-July 27)
Virginia Randolph Education Center, 2204 Mountain Road (June 12-29)

Henrico Recreation and Parks open sites:
Dorey Park and Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road (June 26-Aug. 3)
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. (June 26-Aug. 3)
The Springs Recreation Center, 302 Lee Ave. (June 26-Aug. 3)

Photos from Henrico Education Foundation's post 06/12/2023

Members of HEF, Jay Shively and Trejahn Rutlin, attended Junior Achievementโ€™s ribbon cutting ceremony at Finance Park along with funder Meta Henrico Data Center.

Jennifer Boyle, President and CEO of JA of Central VA, has invited HEF to partner with them in using the Finance Park and programs to further โ€œthe knowledge and skills students need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.โ€ (https://centralva.ja.org/about/)

Jay and Trejahn tried out (smart glasses) and Meta's Quest Pro virtual reality headsets during their visit.

Weโ€™re so excited about this new partnership!


It's the last day of school and the last day of our end of school fundraiser with Papa John's Pizza Central VA. Order online using code HENRICOED and Papa Johns will give 20% of your order total back to HEF. We use those funds to support teachers and students in Henrico County Public Schools! Enjoy a Papa Johns pizza, give back to HEF, and enjoy the summer break!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


It's the final week of school; take a night off from cooking and celebrate with a delicious pizza from Papa John's Pizza Central VA. Order online through Friday, June 9, using code HENRICOED, and Papa Johns will donate 20% of your order total to HEF to be used in support of Henrico County Public Schools students and programs. It's a WIN/WIN!


It's graduation week and the last week of school. We know you're busy and not thinking about making dinner. Place an online order this week for delicious Papa John's Pizza Central VA and they will donate 20% of your order total to HEF! Use code HENRICOED.


With Henrico County Public Schools graduations next week, who has time to cook dinner? Instead, make it easy on yourself and place an online order between June 5-9 and Papa John's Pizza Central VA will donate 20% of your order to HEF with their Dollars 4 Dough fundraiser! Use code HENRICOED - get great pizza and support HEF. It's a win/win!

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Our Story

Through a dynamic public-private partnership with Henrico County Public Schools โ€” the commonwealthโ€™s sixth largest school division โ€” HEF serves more than 51,000 students in 72 educational facilities. Since its formation, the foundation has provided $7 million in direct funding affecting more than 560,000 students, teachers, parents and guardians across Henrico County. The Henrico Education Foundation funds creative instructional approaches with strong academic goals that directly address the opportunity gap and provides resources for teachers to support the most challenged schools. The foundationโ€™s unique role is vital to meeting the educational needs of our communityโ€™s children while providing partnership opportunities for businesses, community leaders and citizens to directly impact public schools.

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Henrico, VA

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