The Argus Foundation Announces special Meet the Minds luncheon on
Florida Education Reform
Featuring F. Philip Handy, President
Foundation for Excellence in Education and Foundation for Florida’s Future,
Launched by Florida Governor Jeb Bush
On Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:30AM, The Argus Foundation will host the Jeb Bush launched Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Foundation for Florida’s Future for a special Meet the Minds luncheon conversation focusing on Florida Education Reform. The luncheon will be held at the Francis Ballroom, 1289 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota. Tickets are $35 for Argus Foundation members or $40 for non-members. Tickets can be obtained through The Argus Foundation website at http://argusfoundation.org/event/meet-the-minds-florida-education-reform/ or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appearing for the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Foundation for Florida’s Future will be F. Philip Handy, who serves as President of the Board of Directors for both organizations as well as Foundation for Excellence in Education Vice President for Advocacy, J. Alex Kelly.
“This is an important one of a kind conversation with organizations that are on the cutting edge of state education policy reform,” said Argus Foundation President Joe Hembree. “Anyone interested in education policy needs to be at this luncheon.”
Launched by Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2008, the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on K-12 education reform, state-by-state. Centered on student achievement, accountability and customized choices for families, ExcelinEd’s policies increase expectations for students and teachers and provide students with ready access to a quality education.
F. Phillip Handy served for six years as Chairman of the Florida State Board of Education, a seven person board appointed by Governor Jeb Bush, which has constitutional responsibility for Florida’s public educational system (over 4 million students). Mr. Handy has been appointed twice by President George W. Bush to the National Board of Education Sciences (confirmed by the U.S. Senate), where he has served as Vice Chairman. Mr. Handy has been a member of the Florida Governor’s Council of 100 since 1987.
The Argus Foundation has focused on education policy as an important subject directly related to quality of life in Sarasota County for several years. Argus believes strong public schools makes for a strong community.
The Argus Foundation is a non-profit organization established in Sarasota in 1983 that seeks to bring together business leaders from diverse industries and leverage their talents and experience to benefit the community and facilitate communications between the public and private sector. The organization has more than 170 members from 50 different industries.