Volusia County School Board Member Receives Statewide “Star” Recognition from the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

Linda Cuthbert receiving an award

Volusia County School Board Member Linda Cuthbert was among two statewide school district leaders in Florida recognized for their exemplary leadership by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (Consortium) at the 76th Annual Joint Conference of Florida School Boards Association and Florida Association of District School Superintendents December 1 in Tampa.

Local education foundation leaders from throughout the state nominate their superintendents and school board members for the annual awards for their leadership and involvement.

In nominating Ms. Cuthbert, community leaders cited her history with the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools, beginning when she was a teacher and continuing as the school board liaison to the foundation board for several years.

“Volusia County has been extremely fortunate to have Ms. Cuthbert and her tireless leadership and talent for more than thirty years as an educator and now school board member,” said Heather Bond Vargas, FUTURES Foundation board President, in her recommendation letter. “She is a star and the world should know it!”
“We think it’s important to celebrate the school district leaders who make it a priority to foster private-sector support of public education through their local education foundations,” said Mary Chance, Consortium President & CEO. “This year’s recipients are outstanding examples of the many individuals who advocate for our local education foundations and help us raise more than $83 million annually to support our students, teachers and schools.”

Linda Cuthbert receiving and Award
Linda Cuthbert School Board Member From Volusia County District Schools and Jennifer Vigne, President & CEO of Education Foundation of Sarasota County and Consortium Membership Chair.

About the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations:

The Consortium is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations. Established in 1987, the Consortium connects individuals, organizations, and financial resources to build the capacity and effectiveness of Florida’s local education foundations. Together, Consortium members raise more than $83 million annually for a variety of locally driven initiatives and are led by 1,200 board members, 80% of whom are local business and community leaders working in partnership with school district leaders. The Consortium manages the nation’s only 1:1 legislative match for education foundation initiatives and a variety of privately funded grant programs. To learn more about the Consortium or connect with any member local education foundation, visit https://educationfoundationsfl.org.