Giving Tree Legacy Circle

Giving Tree Legacy Circle

North Florida School of Special Education began with four families who dreamed of a full future for their children with intellectual and developmental differences (IDD). In 1992, when no suitable education opportunities existed, they created one- North Florida School of Special Education.

Since inception, North Florida School of Special Education has graduated hundreds of students and expanded to include an 8-acre campus in the heart of Arlington. The school has been recognized as the gold standard for supporting young people with IDD as they become the best version of themselves in an engaged community. Students are guided by individualized education plans, a multitude of onsite therapies as well as independent living and vocational training programs.

We invite you to join us in ensuring this incredible resource for our community and students- past, present, and future- regardless of their ability to pay. As you learn more about our mission and students, we hope you will be inspired to become a part of the Giving Tree Legacy Circle.

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We have partnered with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida to steward and help grow our endowment. Your gift will result in permanent assets to support the school now and into the future. The following are ways to give.

  • Outright Gifts
  • Gifts through your will
  • Gifts through your retirement plan
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Charitable Gift Annuity

Please check with your accountant, attorney, or tax advisor for additional information about how general rules apply to your particular situation. Thank you for your interest in supporting North Florida School of Special Education. Please contact Emily Knight-Smith, Director of Advancement, at or call 904-724-8323

Giving Tree Legacy Circle Members

Patty and Doug Campbell
Leslie Jones
Mary Virginia Jones
Ann and John Macdonald
Kathy and Rusty Newton
Elise and Greg Nowikowski
Chip and Jennifer Skinner
Chris and Erin Skinner

David and Kim Skinner
Randy and Tracy Skinner
Briana and Justin Spooner
Brightman Thomas
Dorothy and Lee Thomas
Lanny Thomas
Linda and Ray Van Landingham
Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver
Karen and Chris Western