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“FUTURES Foundation receives $30,000 grant from Duke Energy Foundation”
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recently was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for Teacher Classroom Mini-Grants, energy related training for teachers and Volusia County Schools' Project IBIS at Rose Bay. Each year the company provides education foundations the opportunity to apply for grant funding and this year's investment in FUTURES represents a significant commitment by Duke Energy to support educational excellence within Volusia County Public Schools. "Duke Energy is proud to support the Futures Foundation for Volusia County Public Schools, which is critical to the long-term success of our state in competing globally," said Elisha Gonzalez, Government and Community Relations Manager. 

This summer Volusia County Public School teachers may apply through FUTURES Foundation's portal at for energy related and STEM mini-grants. Selected grants will be funded this fall for the 2017-18 school year.


The teacher training portion of this grant will continue Duke Energy's legacy in Volusia County of providing STEM teachers with components and learning tools for their classrooms, which in turn have an immediate impact on their students. This year 36 teachers attended the training and received Arduino kits for their classrooms funded by the Duke Energy Foundation through last year's grant. Similar training will take place in the 2017-18 school year funded by this recent investment.            


This Duke Energy grant also supports Project IBIS, a seasoned program supporting conservation training and research around STEM and environmental initiatives as well as work force skills.


FUTURES Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, direct support organization founded in 1985 to support Volusia County Schools. The Foundation's 33 member board of directors consists of Volusia County business and civic leaders who raise funds for a variety of educational and recognition programs within the school district.   For more information about FUTURES Foundation, visit or contact Executive Director Cynthia Ramirez at (386) 255-6475, ext. 50730.

Pictured, left to right, with the Duke Energy Foundation check are Teacher Will Hobson, FUTURES Executive Director Cynthia Ramirez, Teachers Marlo Spallone, Elizabeth Ishee, Melanie Jenkins, Linda Gowen, and Louise Chapman, Project IBIS Coordinator.

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FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools

3750 Olson DR, Daytona Beach, FL  32124

(386) 255-6475, extension 50730


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