The Bristol Virginia Public Schools Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that shares a vision of enhancing public education in the City of Bristol, Virginia. The foundation promotes private support of student and classroom activities insufficiently funded by tax dollars including:
High school senior merit-based and need-based scholarships
Creative classroom mini-grants
Schoolwide funding for selected academic programs
Permanently named endowed scholarships
Public school improvement projects approved by the Bristol Virginia School Board
The foundation is committed to holistically serving the Bristol Virginia Public School (BVPS) system as an autonomous support organization with programs at the individual, classroom, school, and system-wide levels. The foundation funds its programs through its permanently endowed scholarships, selected special events fundraisers, and a legacy giving program.
Promoting the lifelong value of education.
Providing scholarships to students.
Supporting educators through grants & other resources.
Supporting all aspects of student life: academic, athletic, arts, career & technical, and pre-school.
Providing a permanent endowment that will perpetually support the Bristol Virginia Public Schools.
Board of Directors
Donna Hale, Chair
Virginia Goodson, Vice Chair
Debi Denney, Secretary/Treasurer
April Marrone Taylor
Dr. Keith Perrigan, Superintendent of Schools
Randy White, School Board Representative
Vicie A. Dotson, Executive Director
Brittany Shortt, Deputy Director
“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela