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!
Run the 5K on Saturday and the 13.1 on Sunday! YOU CAN DO IT! Brave Double Dare Challengers will earn the 5K shirt & medal, the Half Marathon shirt & medal & swag.Event Shirt & Custom First Flight 5K Finisher Medal!
A fun filled Pirate themed Half Marathon! Happening on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina! Run the Half Marathon 13.1 miles and cover some spectacular ground. Join the Outer Banks pirates for this fantastic race.
Watch Our Video
In this video, you will hear first-hand from parents, teachers, the current Superintendent of DCS, Dr. Sue Burgess, and past Chairman of the Dare County Board of Education, Dave Oaksmith, about what the Dare Education Foundation is doing in Dare County Schools and why your support is so vital to continue this work for our children's futures.Donate Now!
In The News
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! For a full listing, or for additional information, please visit our Donors Page.
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.
Our largest annual donor! RUN FOR A REASON! Please see our OBSE page for more info!
Your full-service Nationwide Insurance agency providing Auto, Home, Life, and Business Insurance solutions.
Service Above Self. Affordable Teacher Housing Sponsor.
Full-service banking center and title sponsor of the Gateway Bank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend.