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"Thank you very much to Georgia Foundation for Public Education and to Georgia Power Foundation for collaborating on this project. The coaching you provided to make us aware of this innovative grant was invaluable. The collaboration between the two foundations is significant as it allows focus on these “last mile” projects, such as GA CATT 2.0, that leverage millions of dollars of long-established local and state investment to create new structures that provide the FINAL connection to help our students become successfully employed in living wage careers locally. You were the right team at the right time to help us develop this pipeline that can last indefinitely and is already proving to be successful. I hope you can show this 'model' to other business and education partnerships. It is the innovation that our students need to better secure their futures. P.S.—Some of the students who began the program without employer sponsors are now being hired as apprentices.”

Mark Whitlock | Coweta Schools

Grant Success
“Thank you so much for the grant that helped our program to be successful. The opportunity presented itself for us to visit another district that has developed a very successful career readiness program. Our district will be working towards a goal to develop a similar program here for our students. We greatly look forward to next year and how we can expand our program to reach even more students. Again, thank you for your generous support.”

Chanda P. Steele | Pike County Schools

“We greatly appreciate GFPE and their willingness to reach out and help us. This year was very trying in all areas. The sincere effort put into serving and helping others during this time shows the good fortune that we have to be Georgians. Many unspoken and selfless acts made the hard tasks manageable. Thank you for your help. It made a difference for us!”

Schley County Schools

“We are so thankful to have this equipment that was provided under this grant. It has saved time and ensured that our students are getting fed in a manner consistent with the Georgia Department of Health requirements for off-site feeding.”

Warren County Schools

Committed Partners
“The Georgia Foundation for Public Education is a valued partner in our shared goal of increasing access and supporting quality education in Georgia’s communities to empower the state’s future workforce.”

Rita Breen | Georgia Power

Tax Credit
“I take advantage of the QED tax credit because I know that my tax dollars will be in good hands. I am confident that my donation will be used to change schools, classrooms and, ultimately, students’ lives.”

QED donor

Investing in our Future
"Nothing is more essential for the prosperity of our state and the wellbeing of its citizens than a strong K-12 public education system. The Georgia Foundation for Public Education provides a simple, powerful way for everyone – from individuals to businesses – to invest in public education and ensure every student has access to opportunities that will pave the way for a successful future."

Richard Woods | State School Superintendent

The Right Team, Right Time

“Enabling people to reach their full potential is our purpose at Synovus, and that includes helping students prepare for their futures, whether through financial education or supporting the state’s PEACH Education Tax Credit fund. Supporting young people in their pursuit of innovative, entrepreneurial and creative industries through this tax credit expands educational opportunities for all students, provides a competitive edge, and is paramount to the growth of Georgia’s economic future." -Kevin Blair, Synovus Chairman, CEO and President