Welcome to the Dare Education Foundation!
We believe Synergy = Student SUCCESS! To that end, our goal is to effectively utilize our community's resources to nurture innovation and continuous improvement in public education. Join us in supporting every student, every teacher and every school in Dare County. Together, we can close the achievement gap and touch the future!
Eight races in one weekend! Enjoy cheers and encouragement by hundreds of Outer Banks residents along the way! Run through the village of Kitty Hawk, the historical Kill Devil Hills, (home of the First Flight), through the incredible maritime forest of Nags Head and finally... the equally historic Town of Manteo.
Come out for our event and enjoy the annual Candy Drop with the Candy Bomber, as well! Sponsorship and event registrations are available. Contact Elisabeth at 252-255-5545 for more information. Where: Manteo Airport
Watch Our Video
In this video, you will hear first-hand from parents, teachers, the former Superintendent of DCS, Dr. Sue Burgess, and past Chairman of the Dare County Board of Education, Dave Oaksmith, about what the Dare Education Foundation has done in Dare County Schools and why your support is so vital to continue this work for our children's futures.Donate Now!
We recognize and acknowledge that without the support of our generous donors, we would not be able to exist! DEF encourages you to thank the individuals, and frequent the businesses that so selflessly give back to our community!!! This area is regularly updated with just a sampling of our Donors. For a full listing, or for additional information, please visit our Donors Page.
Everything you need for your vacation and the largest selection! Get all your swimwear, apparel, souvenirs, suntan lotions, beach towels, floats, kites, and more for men, women and kids.
Carol Sykes has provided scholarships, through DEF, since the very first graduating class of AVID in the District in 2011. She has personally donated $42,500 of her own funds to give scholarships to 14 students graduating from the AVID program in Dare County Schools.
Our largest annual donor! RUN FOR A REASON! Please see our OBSE page for more info!
Full-service banking center and title sponsor of the Towne Bank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend.