1914 Hickory Blvd SW
Lenoir, NC 28645
828.728.8407

The Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports high academic achievement and innovation in Caldwell County's public schools. The Foundation promotes cooperation between the schools and the private sector and encourages creativity and excellence in teaching by securing resources to enhance education in a rapidly changing world.

The Foundation is the only nonprofit organization in Caldwell County which exclusively supports public education. The Caldwell County School Systems consists of 26 schools, approximately 1,800 employees and 12,600 students. The county faces many challenges such as maximizing student achievement, providing a healthy and safe environment, and committing to and advancing toward changing technology.

Real Stories

The Education Foundation has been an incredible resource for the Girls on Track program at Granite Falls Middle School. The Girls on Track program is an after-school character education program that has truly changed the lives of many of our participants. Without the financial assistance from the Education Foundation many of these young ladies would not have been able to participate. The Education Foundation provides financial assistance to girls who are unable to pay the registration fees.
—Millie Hutchinson, Girls on Track Coach, GFMS
 

To be a volunteer means: “to help one another and to be kind. To give to people without a home and to help neighbors and to respect one another and to go to people’s house and help them.”
—5th grader, West Lenoir School, school recipient of the Cylinda Hazen Scholarship supporting good citizenship and volunteerism
 

Miss Dalton will forever hold a memory in my heart as a warm and loving lady. There are many elders that I admire and look up to: Miss Dalton is one of these.
—Redeana Davis, South Caldwell Mollie Grace Dalton College Scholarship recipient
 

“Thank you for everything you do to support our schools. I see your “special touch” all over our school. In these tight budget times, you help add new excitement and allow us to try new ideas!”
—Donna Miller, Media Coordinator, Sawmills School
 

“Thank you for your vital guidance in helping our Valmead students succeed. You do so much for us all.”
—Caldwell County Educator of the Year
 

“Thank you so much for providing the Kindergarten Readiness Bags. In these hard economic times, it is wonderful to be able to present each new kinder with important learning tools. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity for the children on Caldwell County.”
—Kinder Team, Davenport A+ School
 

“Thoughtfulness just seems to be a special part of you! Thank you for your support of the Elementary Battle of the Books.”
—Coordinator Battle of the Books
 

“Thank you for donating guitars to our school in memory of Deputy Adam Klutz, son of Mrs. Shelia Klutz, our music teacher.”
—In memory of Deputy Klutz, died in the line of duty