In the News

Foundation announces 2021 grant recipients. Read the release here.

Foundation awards grants to new teachers in Bluffton.
Read the release here.
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Foundation names Beaufort County School District the recipient of the 2021 Peggy May Inspiration Award. Read the release here.

Foundation announces 2020 grant recipients. Read the release here.

BLHS grant sign

Foundation announces Fall Grant recipients. Read the release here.

OES fall grant
bchs fall grant
pves fall grant
rsia fall grant

The Island Packet featured a front page article on May 21, 2019 highlighting one of our grant awardees, Whale Branch Middle School's Archaeology Club and their project, "Revolution in the Lowcountry." The Foundation for Educational Excellence has granted $3,000 to the Whale Branch Archaeology Club to further their studies of the area which is located near the school building. On May 30th Mr. Brugger and Dr. Pamela Storey will receive, through the Foundation, an additional grant of $9,000 from Women in Philanthropy. Women in Philanthropy's theme this year was "Discovering Our Heritage." And THAT is the "news behind the news!"

Read the article or watch the video.

wbms dig

Foundation announces Spring Grant recipients. Read the press release.

HHIM spring grants
HHIB spring grants
BES spring grants

Foundation to honor Dr. Jane Upshaw at “Jewels and Jeans” event. Read the press release.

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Fall 2018 Grant Recipients announced! Read the press release.
McCracken Middle

Save the date to bring out the bling at Jewels and Jeans Saturday, March 3rd, 2018!
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Jackie Rosswurm on WHHI-TV talking about the recent fall grants (2017).

Jan Davis-Vater, now an alumni board member of the Foundation, on Talk of the Town talks about the history of the organization, the upcoming Jewels & Jeans and the working relationship with Bargain Box and the Rotary Club of Okatie.

Press Release - 11/15/2016 - Foundation announces grants to teachers
January 2016 Hilton Head Monthly Magazine 

Jewels and Jeans 2015 was a great success! 

Watch Foundation Chairman Jackie Rosswurm’s recent news interview about the great impact being made in Beaufort County Schools thanks to the efforts and support of the Foundation for Educational Excellence.

Check out Foundation for Educational Excellence's signature fundraiser "Jewels and Jeans" from March 2014.