Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation Accepts Donation from Dr. Christopher Reid of the Renalus Center for Kidney Care

Dr. Christopher Reid at the Renalus Center for Kidney Care has made a generous contribution to the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program of the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation.  The contribution will be matched by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation to fund a full four-year college scholarship for a student in Okaloosa County.  In presenting the check on behalf of Renalus, Dr. Christopher Reid spoke of their commitment to supporting the dreams and aspirations of young people.  “We know that this scholarship will provide a young person with the opportunity to achieve the aspirations he or she has for the future.  We are pleased and proud to partner with the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation in this effort.”  Superintendent of Schools Mary Beth Jackson accepted the donation, echoing Dr. Reid’s commitment to the future of Okaloosa County: “This partnership represents the best of continuing support from our professional community for the projects and programs of the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation.”

The Renalus Center for Kidney Care team is known throughout the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast region for delivering innovative, collaborative and compassionate patient care.  Renalus is owned and managed by local physicians who are committed to providing the communities they serve with the latest advances in kidney care.

Dr. Reid and the Renalus team have achieved a reputation for excellence by maintaining the highest standard of medical care while keeping patients and their families the central focus of their practice.  The Renalus team defines success as delivering the best possible medical outcomes with the highest degree of patient satisfaction.  This is accomplished through educated patients who participate fully in their treatment plan.

Treatment of kidney-related disease is often a process.  The Renalus team is dedicated to being there at every step and stage of the journey—supporting their patients and families through education and the full course of treatment.

Pictured above: Accepting the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation/Take Stock in Children Scholarship donation from Dr. Christopher Reid of the Renalus Center for Kidney Care are Henry Kelley, executive Director of the Foundation and Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson.

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About the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation (OPSF)

The OPSF is a not-for-profit community-based public schools foundation.  It is a partnership between families, schools, community and business.  The Foundation is dedicated to supporting and extending the educational opportunities of all individuals within Okaloosa County.  Since its establishment in 1995, OPSF has funded educational enrichment programs including teacher grants for unique programs, student scholars in the Take Stock in Children Program, community educational initiatives, and student and teacher recognition awards. For more information about Take Stock in Children and the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation, visit www.OkaloosaSchools.com/OPSF.

About the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF):

The CFEF is the membership organization for Florida’s school district-wide local education foundations. Established in 1987, the CFEF seeks to advance student achievement in Florida by increasing private sector investment and involvement in public education.  The CFEF now has 61 member foundations with 1,100 business and community leaders serving as volunteer board members.  Collectively, they raise more than $45 million annually to support students, teachers and schools through a variety of programs. The CFEF has provided more than $27 million to local education foundations since 2001 through various private- and public-sector partnerships, including the State of Florida School District Education Foundation Matching Grant Program.