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Davidson County Education Foundation


The Davidson County Education Foundation (DCEF) is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the enrichment of educational opportunities in Davidson County. Our mission is to provide and support innovative programs that benefit the students of the Davidson County Public School System.

DCEF was established in 1992 by local school supporters led by businessman Bernard H. Thomas who served as its first president. DCEF is an organization whose Board of Directors is comprised of local school supporters who volunteer their efforts on behalf of the students and staff of the Davidson County Schools. Innovative programs include the Bernard H. Thomas Student Leadership Academy, STARS - Students Teaching and Reaching for Success Academy, Teacher Mini-Grant Program, Endowed Scholarships and Project Potential Scholarships.
Honor a School Employee

Want to participate? Why not honor a past or present school employee: superintendents, district office personnel, principals, teachers, assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria employees, and custodians? This is a great way to show your appreciation for those who have impacted you or your children. Remember them during holidays, birthdays, Teacher Appreciation Week, and as an end of the year tribute. All honorees, regardless of the gift amount, will receive an acknowledgement. All gifts are tax deductible and all monies go directly to support student programs and scholarships. To honor a school employee, go to www.dcefnc.org

Davidson County Education Foundation DCEF

DCEF hosts annual 5K Walk/Run to raise funds to support Davidson County Schools.

Please follow this link to learn more about the "Run Friends Run" event:
Don't miss the opportunity to get some exercise, laugh with friends,
and support the students of Davidson County!
See all the excitement from last year's event!
Photo Gallery of 2018 Fun Run:    
Each year traveling trophies are awarded to the Davidson County Schools
with the highest percentage registered for the 5K.
Congratulations to Davidson County Early College for having the
highest percentage of participants in the DCS district enter in the 2018 DCEF Fun Run!
In 2018 Melissa Glover, principal received
this award from Lisa Paul, DCEF member.
                  DCEF awards DCEC an award for having the highest percentage of employee participants in the annual Fun Run