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Support for Students and Future Educators: Give4Students.Give4Teachers.Give4Marion.




Meghan Magamoll, PEFMC Executive Director

352.671.4167 ◊ FAX: 352.671.4168  





MARION COUNTY – For the past two years, the Public Education Foundation of Marion County participated in the annual Give4Marion campaign, hosted by the Ocala Marion County Community Foundation supporting the work of local not-for-profits.

For this year’s Give4Marion campaign, the PEFMC will focus its efforts on specifically raising scholarship funds for the Take Stock in Children Program and the Teacher to Be Program.

The Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program provides two-year college tuition scholarships for low-income, at-risk youth in Marion County Public Schools. Students are identified during their eighth-grade year, and once accepted into the Take Stock program, they sign a performance contract. Students earn a college scholarship after completing five years of the program requirements including mentorship activities and college coaching. Program application information will be available in October through each middle school Guidance Department.

The Teacher to Be Scholarship Program provides up to $2,500 in financial support to Marion County Public School non-instructional personnel enrolled in college with the goal of becoming a teacher. The deadline for scholarship applications is Sept. 30. Application information can be found at

“Both the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program and the Teacher to Be Scholarship Program are investments in the students and staff of Marion County Public Schools,” shared Meghan Magamoll, executive director of the Public Education Foundation.

“While Teacher To Be promotes the goal of ‘growing our own’ teachers, the Take Stock Program promotes students breaking the cycle of poverty through educational advancement. Through the Give4Marion campaign, we are asking our supporters to consider giving for students, for teachers, and for our community,” Magamoll added.

The virtual Give4Marion Campaign runs for 33 hours and ends on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. If interested in supporting the efforts of the Public Education Foundation, online donations can be made on at the Give4Marion Campaign site -

For more information, contact the Public Education Foundation at 352.671.4167.

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