Public Education Partners: Who We Are

Public Education Partners: Who We Are

Purpose – To facilitate and support the development of programs and incentives that complement the work of the Aiken County School District and improve public education. To learn more, read our FAQs.

History – Founded in 1995, Public Education Partners (formerly GALEF) began its work in the twelve schools of Area One to realize the goals of Aiken 20/20 for education improvement. In 1999, the Board of Directors voted to expand the organization’s scope to help all public schools in the Aiken County School District. Since 1995 grants and initiatives

valued at over $2.8 million have been implemented.

Board – Public Education Partner’s volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of business leaders and concerned citizens from across the county. For a complete list of the Board, click Board of Directors.

Tax Exempt – Public Education Partners is organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated under the laws of South Carolina, registered with the Office of the Secretary of State as a fundraising organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

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