Gable Sloan Fund for Increased Academic Opportunity
Meet Gable, she is launching the Gable Sloan Fund for Increased Academic Opportunity to be invested in the Foundation’s endowment generating income that will be distributed annually through grants that provide a strategic investment for lifting up our most vulnerable students.
News & Announcements
The Fayetteville Education Foundation received a gift from Altrusa of Fayetteville to support “Girls Rock” at McNair Middle School. Each year, the Girls Rock program provides around 20 young women the opportunity to grow socially, personally, and emotionally with the help of positive role models. With a variety of tools, from guest speakers to Walton […] Read More
The Cow Paddy Run is a historic Fayetteville run founded in 1989 to benefit Fayetteville’s own Gulley Park. The proceeds from the original race helped create the park’s path, gazebo, and other amenities that park patrons enjoy today. The new race directors’ love for running, the Fayetteville community, and their interest in the healthy lifestyles […] Read More
TYSON FOODS SUPPORTS AGRICULTURE EDUCATION THROUGH $75,000 GIFT TO FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION Tyson Foods has pledged a gift of $75,000 to the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation to benefit the Agricultural Science Programs in the Fayetteville School District. This gift, made through Tyson Foods’ Corporate Charitable Giving Program, fits the Company’s commitment to funding outstanding […] Read More
Larry and Nancy Bittle recognized the potential of Fayetteville Public education Foundation from the very beginning. They have always been eager to assist in creating opportunities for our teachers and children.
The Bittles have gone above and beyond in their dedication to Fayetteville schools. They are Decade Donors, Larry is a Hall of Honor inductee and served as a school board member, and Nancy has served almost six years on the FPEF board and was the president in 2014-15. The Larry Bittle Insurance Agency is a sponsor for Hall of Honor and the Celebration of Excellence. They are passionate about assisting teachers to use innovative methods to better appeal to students, and encourage them to find excitement in learning.
The Bittles have both a personal and professional interest in the Fayetteville Public Schools. Their children all graduated from Fayetteville schools, and have five grandsons that will attend. Larry has operated the Larry Bittle Insurance Agency for 46 years, and strongly believes excellent schools create a successful business community, as well as attracting new families. Fayetteville Public Education Foundation is honored to highlight Larry and Nancy Bittle for their years of dedication to our public school system.
Don Deweese is no stranger to education.
He is not only a graduate of FHS but retired after 34 years of employment as a teacher, librarian, and district library supervisor with the Fayetteville Public Schools. However, what is most dear to his heart is his wife, Marty Thurlby Deweese, and her dedication to foreign language. In 1985, a fund was established in her honor to help FHS students travel abroad. After her passing in 1987, family and friends grew the fund and established the Marty Thurlby Deweese Study Abroad Grant in her memory.
The vision for the scholarship is to encourage: the study of foreign language, the exploration of other cultures, understanding of other peoples, awareness of ourselves as world citizens, and foreign travel. Since the scholarship’s inception over forty FHS students have been provided the opportunity to travel around the world to places ranging from Italy to South Africa to Japan. Each scholar has been exposed to a new language, tradition, and culture; experiences that will last a lifetime.