The Richmond County Education Foundation wants to guarantee a higher level of resources to provide special educational opportunities to enrich and enhance the education of Richmond County students through experiences beyond those provided through the school division.
This foundation offers businesses, civic organizations, school alumni, churches, and others who recognize the value of public education in Richmond County, the opportunity to contribute through the following:
The Richmond County Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The purpose of the Richmond County Education Foundation is to solicit, manage, and distribute funds for educational purposes and activities, which may not be funded by the normal operating budget. The foundation offers individuals, businesses, and civic organizations the opportunity to make tax-deductible gifts through monetary donations, tangible property, annual giving, and event sponsorship.
The Richmond County Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community organization created to promote and enhance excellence in education for the students and staff of the Richmond County Public Schools.
Classroom Instructional Grant(s)
Richmond County Public Schools personnel are invited to apply for an Education Foundation Classroom Instructional Grant. The Classroom Instructional Grant provides financial support for educators, educational teams, and interested groups to support the learning opportunities outside the regular classroom experience. Applicants must submit their plan for innovative learning and enrichment programs to assist students in achieving their highest potential. Applications are considered in terms of how many students are affected, the goals of the experience, and the amount available in the Foundation.
Download the Classroom Instructional Grant application
TJ Memorial Scholarship(s) and Education Foundation Scholarship(s)
TJ Memorial Scholarship: Rappahannock High School seniors may apply for the Michael Todd Jewell Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to a senior who desires to seek employment in the trades industry. The scholarship may be used for training and equipment or tools. More than one scholarship may be offered depending on the availability of funds. The application can be found on the foundation link on the Richmond County School Division’s website.
Education Foundation funds to support two other scholarships: Funds raised, other than those raised by the TJ Memorial race, will be used to assist Rappahannock High School with their two scholarships. The two scholarships are: Future Educator and Be A Raider. Contact Lexi Brown at email@example.com for more information.
Download the TJ Memorial Scholarship application
Information about the TJ Memorial Run Scholarship
Todd Jewell was a long time Richmond County resident. Todd and his wife, Dawn, and their three sons, Matthew, Josh, and Jacob are all graduates of Rappahannock High School. In 2020, the Inaugural TJ Memorial 5K walk/run was established to honor Todd who was an avid cyclist and runner. Proceeds from that race were donated to the RHS track fund in Todd's memory. The Jewell family wanted to continue honoring Todd's memory by establishing the Michael Todd Jewell Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship will benefit a graduating senior(s) from Rappahannock who intends to continue their education in the field by gaining employment, attend a career or technical school, or attend college with a workforce industry curriculum.
The 2021 TJ Memorial Run raised $6,824.70 through donations and race participants. The race was run through the town of Warsaw and those funds help to support this years student scholarships.
Each year, the TJ Memorial Run is organized to fundraise for the Richmond County Education Foundation. The 2022 TJ Memorial Run has not yet been organized and a date hasn't been set yet.
How To Make A Contribution
If individuals or businesses wishing to make a financial contribution to the Richmond County Education Foundation please reach out to Treasurer Brenda Pemberton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any information needed to be mailed to the Education Foundation please use the below address.
Education is the investment our generation makes in the
future of our community, state, and nation.
RCEF Board Members
Dawn Jewell, President
Brenda Pemberton, Treasurer
Anne Ailor, Secretary
Walter Ball, Member
Monica Jackson, Member
Janet Childs, Member
Patricia Pugh, School Board Member
Dr. Trey Davis, Superintendent
Richmond County Education Foundation
92 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 1507
Warsaw, VA 22572
For information regarding the RCEF
please contact Dawn Jewell at email@example.com