We’re keeping you ConnectED – May 2022

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

With the support of the community and business partners, we are saying a heartfelt “Thank you!” to our extraordinary educators for Teacher Appreciation Week.

HEF works to empower our teachers with the resources and support they need and the recognition they deserve throughout the year by:

This week, we want to make sure every educator knows just how appreciated and respected they are—every day.

Read more about our Teacher Appreciation Week celebration in this month’s newsletter.

Larry Wilder Memorial Fishing Tournament

After rescheduling due to the pandemic and bad weather, it was so great to be back on the water this year for the 2022 Larry Wilder Memorial Fishing Tournament benefitting HEF!

Funds raised from the event will directly support our mission to strengthen public education and benefit the students and teachers we serve in Hillsborough County.

Check out some event highlights, including this year’s tournament winners and scholarship recipients in our full newsletter!

Donor Spotlight: Tampa Bay Rays & Rays Baseball Foundation

Our work doesn’t happen without the generosity of our donors. That’s why we dedicate a section in our monthly newsletter to showcase the individuals and companies making our mission possible.

For this month’s feature, we are celebrating the Tampa Bay Rays and Rays Baseball Foundation, which also includes the Rowdies Soccer Fund.

The Rays have been stepping up to the plate to support HEF, teachers, students and public education for more than two decades. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those in need within our community, which is why we make a great team!

“Supporting Hillsborough Education Foundation allows us to partner with not only an expert in the field of education but an organization that places an emphasis on youth development, wellness and social responsibility as well,” said David Egles, Executive Director of the Rays Baseball Foundation.

Read the full interview in May’s newsletter.