Advancing Educational Experiences for Boys and Girls in Candler County Schools
Post Office Box 21
Metter, Georgia 30439

Board of Education
210 South College Street
Metter, Georgia 30439 (912) 685-5713

Candler County Educational Foundation gives away $6,610!


The Candler County Educational Foundation met recently and approved over $6500 in grants for Candler County students. The list of grants awarded include $180 for 36 students to compete in a regional math competition February 10th, $96 for hands-on Math manipulatives for Hannah Youngblood’s class, over $1600 for music and art enhancements (equipment, supplies, and instruments) grades k-8, and over $4500 for MMS and MHS students to travel to Atlanta for Georgia United Nations Assembly in March. The Education Foundation raises money annually for the purpose of funding innovative learning opportunities for students in Candler County Schools. Total grants awarded for the school year exceed $20,000 to date. 100% of the donations to the Foundation go directly to student learning activities. Thanks to all who give to make these grants possible!

Board of Trustees

Luke Lanier, Chairman
Vice President, Metter Bank

Eddy Jones, Vice-Chairman
Retired, Pineland Telephone 
Chandra Brown
Consultant & Owner,
Influence Advocacy, LLC

Steven Snell
Assistant Vice President
Pineland Telephone

Jincy Fordham
Retired Educator,
Candler County School System

Letrell Thomas
Education Administrator

Ex Officio Trustees
Dr. Bubba Longgrear, 
Candler County Schools

Cheryl Hendricks
Member, Candler County Board of Education

Our Mission Our community-based, non-profit organization's mission is to promote and support educationally enriching experiences for girls and boys attending Candler County Schools.

Our Purpose The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a means through which grants and gifts contributed by individuals, businesses, corporations and other resources can be utilized to enhance the educational opportunities in Candler County Public Schools.

Our Goal Our community-based, non-profit organization's mission is to promote and support educationally enriching experiences for girls and boys attending Candler County Schools.

Our Commitments

  • We commit to operate this Foundation with integrity.
  • We commit to review all applications that meet the criteria.
  • We commit to utilize 100% of the contributions to advance learning experiences for Candler County Public School students.

How contributions will be used

Examples are as follows:
  • Innovative projects to extend learning
  • Artist in residence
  • Special performances
  • Scholastic teams
  • Literary events
  • Equipment

How To Make a Contribution The Foundation will utilize your gifts to provide valuable experiences for the students in our schools. Please consider any one of these possible methods of contributing:

Cash: Send us a check today in any amount! "In Memory" or "In Honor" Gifts are a great way to honor or remember someone special in your life.

Annual Gift: Set up an annual gift to the Foundation. Call us, and we will show you how easily your wishes can be put in motion.

Payroll Deduction: Many local businesses can deduct your gift from your payroll checks in any amount you designate. Consider contributing a weekly amount to be deducted from your check.

Major Gifts: The Foundation would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you a major gift ($5000 and over) to be used either for general funding of the Foundation's work or for designated areas you specify. Please contact any of our trustees.

Deferred Gifts: The Foundation will be glad to work with your attorney, accountant or financial planner in setting up the appropriate instrument for your Deferred Gifts to the Foundation. Wills, life estates, life insurance and many other opportunities are available.

Grants: The Foundation is always looking for opportunities to apply for Grants that may be available from a number of public or private foundations or organizations. If you know of such an organization, tell us about it, and someone from our organization will happily follow-up on your suggestions.

All gifts to the Candler County Public Schools Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law. For specific questions about the tax deductibility of your gift, it is recommended that you consult your tax advisor.
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