Dare Education Foundation

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Become A Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Dare Education Foundation! We are delighted to take this opportunity to partner with you in the education of Dare County Schools' students. We offer seven distinct levels of membership. Please make your membership donation today and help achieve the dream of the best education possible for every student in every school in Dare County.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your membership or becoming a new member, please contact us at (252) 255-5545 or via
our contact form.

DEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All memberships and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Recent Donors:

Step 1
Review Our Membership Levels

The examples below illustrate just a few of the activities that your generous donation helps to fund:

Multi-Year Giving Society Member
Your current year donation, as well as your pledge to support DEF, typically over a 5-year period, provides sustainability which allows better strategic planning for the organization and allows DEF to consider initiating new programs that would positively impact education in Dare County. For more information, please contact us directly or keep an eye on our Calendar of Events to register for our Annual Building a Bright Future Event.

Partner in Education ($1,000+)
Your donation could award grants for hands-on student projects.

Benefactor ($500-$999)
Your donation could support college visitation field trips for AVID students.

Foundation Patrons ($250-$499)
Your donation could provide scholarships for students who tutor younger peers.

Foundation Friend ($100-$249)
Your donation could help a conscientious teacher develop professionally or have flexibility in teaching certifications in order to accommodate DCS needs.

Individual/Family Member ($20-$99)
Your donation is a force multiplier that cumulatively assists DEF in accomplishing all of our program goals.

DCS Employee ($10)
Available only to current DCS employees. Your application MUST include information about the school(s) you are affiliated with.
Step 2
Complete an Application

If you are joining as an INDIVIDUAL or FAMILY, please complete this registration form:

If you are joining as a BUSINESS or ORGANIZATION, please complete this registration form:

If you would prefer to pay by check, please print out and complete a DEF Membership Form; make your check payable to Dare Education Foundation; and mail the application and check to PO Box 959, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949.
Step 3
Like us on Facebook
Join the conversation, tell us what's on your mind and connect with others that are also interested in education in Dare County!
Step 4
Get involved!
Check our Calendar of Events and please join us when you can!