About Orange County Education Foundation

Board Members

2016 OCEF General Fund Scholarship recipient Marina Miller pictured with OCEF Board Member Pam Frederick.

2016 OCEF General Fund Scholarship recipient Marina Miller pictured with OCEF Board Member Pam Frederick.

Vision

The Vision of the Orange County Education Foundation is to support scholarship and advancement for the teachers and students of the schools in Orange County, Virginia.

Mission

The Mission of the Orange County Education Foundation is to build a community partnership among schools, families, and businesses to provide resources, inspire innovation, and enhance opportunities for teachers and students of the schools of Orange County, Virginia.

Orange County Education Foundation Bylaws

History

Orange County Grade School - 1946

Orange County Grade School – 1946

During the 1992-1993 academic year, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce organized a group of business people and educators for the purpose of building a closer partnership in support of education in our community. The group focused on Orange County’s public schools, its private schools and higher education. It was called the Business & Education Alliance (BEA) and its motto was: “Building Bridges Between our Business Community and our Educational Community.” The BEA proceeded to create career day programs, guest speaker rosters, and business shadowing opportunities and internships for students and teachers. As the program evolved, the partner organizations felt that a fundraising mechanism would be needed to sustain the programs they were creating. A vision for an education foundation emerged from their discussions.

Three key members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors convinced their fellow Board members that a foundation could have long-lasting benefits for the youth, the education systems and the businesses of our community. The three key Board members included: Ray Hugo of Virginia Power; Sean Gregg, Attorney, and Bill Carrington, Headmaster of Grymes Memorial School. Mr. Hugo was Chamber President, Mr. Gregg was the Chamber’s legal counsel, and Mr. Carrington chaired the BEA. In 1994, the Chamber Board approved the creation of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. Its mission was to serve all students and education facilities in Orange County.

The Orange County School Board also established its own Orange County Education Foundation in 1994 on behalf of just the Orange County Public Schools. By 1996, however, the two Foundations merged into what we now call the Orange County Education Foundation. While it retained the name of the organization established by the School Board, it was built on the article of incorporation and by-laws that governed the Chamber’s foundation. Therefore today’s Orange County Education Foundation continues to serve the needs of Grymes Memorial School, Germanna Community College and all of Orange County’s public schools.

Orange County Education Foundation
Taylor Education Administration Complex
200 Dailey Drive | Orange VA 22960
treasurer@ocedfoundationva.org

The Orange County Education Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, religion, national origin or disability in its employment practices or educational program and activities.