Classroom and Program Partners

This new and exciting giving opportunity allows students to experience a caring community where they are supported in embracing new challenges, mastering new skills, developing life-long friendships and learning how to view themselves as capable and competent young people.

With an annual gift of $15,000, Partners help provide the dynamic resources and innovative curricula that guide every aspect of the educational journey to enhance and empower students to become the best versions of themselves…and that is priceless!

Classroom and Program Partners develop a special bond with our students. Invitations to special activities and events are extended where they are welcomed, but not “required” to attend. Partners also receive special recognition throughout the year.

We would like to thank our generous Program Partners for the 2023-2024 school year.


John Baker III – Classroom Partner
Eli and Martha Bekkum- People Like Us Partner
Jess & Brewster J. Durkee Foundation- Classroom Partner
Kirbo Charitable Foundation- Pet Bakery Partner
Ed and Ann McCarthy – Classroom Partner
Anonymous, “In honor of our children” – Classroom Partner
Dorothy and Lee Thomas – Art With Soul & Equestrian Partner


To learn more about Classroom and Program Partner opportunities, please contact Emily Knight-Smith, Director of Advancement at

Grants and Foundations

Bledsoe Charitable Giving Fund
City of Jacksonville Public Service Grant
Delores Barr Weaver Foundation
DuBow Family Foundation
Edna Sproull Williams Foundation
Jess & Brewster J. Durkee Foundation
Late Bloomers Club
Nona Rawlings and H. Taylor Jones Foundation

The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida
Thomas M. & Irene B. Kirbo Charitable Foundation
Lucy Good Charitable Foundation Trust
Red Coat / THE PLAYERS Championship
The Clinton Family Foundation
Publix Charitable Foundation
Florida Blue Foundation


If you are interested in partnership opportunities with North Florida School of Special Education, please contact Emily Knight-Smith, Director of Advancement, at or at 904-724-8323 ext. 1080.