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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!

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In this video, you will hear about what the Dare Education Foundation has done in Dare County Schools and why your support is so vital to continue this work for our children's futures.Donate Now!

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Donor Spotlight

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.

Super Wings

Everything you need for your vacation and the largest selection! Get all your swimwear, apparel, souvenirs, suntan lotions, beach towels, floats, kites, and more for men, women and kids.

Carol Sykes

Carol Sykes has provided scholarships, through DEF, since the very first graduating class of AVID in the District in 2011. She has personally donated $42,500 of her own funds to give scholarships to 14 students graduating from the AVID program in Dare County Schools.


Our largest annual donor! RUN FOR A REASON! Please see our OBSE page for more info!

Towne Bank

Full-service banking center and title sponsor of the Towne Bank Outer Banks Marathon Weekend.

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