INVESTING IN OUR STUDENTS ~ INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE!

"An investment in knowledge always pays the best dividends."
Benjamin Franklin


The Student Investment Foundation and Cullman County Schools are committed to educational excellence for all students, while providing them with the knowledge and life skills needed to be successful in life.

 



JOIN US FOR THE
4th ANNUAL STUDENT INVESTMENT DINNER
February 28, FRIDAY
REGISTRATION AND SILENT AUCTION
BEGIN AT 5:30 PM
at
STONE BRIDGE FARMS

TICKETS ARE $25.00 EACH


DINNER CATERED BY STONE BRIDGE FARMS



GUEST SPEAKER: Brian NeSmith,
American Technology Entrepreneur and
West Point High School Graduate


            NeSmith is the President and CEO of Arctic Wolf Networks, a company he co-founded. For more than 11 years, NeSmith was CEO of Blue Coat Systems, the current market leader in content and web security. During that time he managed the company’s IPO (under the CacheFlow name), and later refocused the company on the security market growing the business from $40 million per year to $500 million per year.

            Prior to Blue Coat, NeSmith was CEO of Ipsilon Networks, the pioneer of IP Switching technology.  Nokia acquired Ipsilon where its products became the basis for the market-leading Nokia firewall appliance. Earlier in his career, he co-founded Newbridge Networks’ Local Area Networking business, VIVID, and served as the unit’s first general manager. NeSmith holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR SPONSOR A TABLE
CONTACT: T.J. FRANEY AT 256-590-4803 OR 256-734-2933 OR
DORIS PATTERSON AT 256-339-1123
 




 
 
Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!
 
 



The Student Investment Foundation awarded over $33,000.00 to Cullman County Schools in 2013.  The next funding cycle available will be Spring of 2014.
 If you are interested in submitting a grant application for funding consideration, we encourage you to do so at your earliest convenience. The deadline to submit a grant for consideration is February 10, 2014.  Visit the Grants page of this website for an application.