Lincoln County Schools

About the Foundation 
The mission of The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation is to provide a perpetual funding source for the implementation of technology in the classroom to meet the educational goals of our school system and to prepare our students for the competitive world they face. It is also to provide funding for mini-teaching grants that demonstrate innovative approaches to instructional practice as well as solve educational problems or meet significant challenges that have not been met effectively. 

“The Education Foundation’s efforts through grant making helps provide our students with the latest technology. These tools help prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century education and work environment,” states Superintendent Sherry Hoyle. 

Sparked by a donation of $100,000 and a challenge grant from The Timken Foundation, the Education Foundation has achieved a $1.5 million dollar endowment. Over the past twenty-two years, the Foundation has garnered community support and major financial contributions from those who share its vision of providing access to the latest technology and superior teaching for all Lincoln County students. In these efforts, Lincoln County joins more than 60 school systems in North Carolina that are helping students and providing funds to teachers through local educational foundations. 

The Lincoln County Public Education Foundation can help business, community and schools work together to provide necessary tools for creative educational guidance.

Contributions to the endowment may be:
-Direct Gifts
-Pledges payable over 1-5 years
-Memorial Gifts
-Honor Gifts
-School employee payroll deductions
-Estate Bequests

Board Members
Chris Rhyne, President
William Lampley, Vice-President
Cliff Brumfield
Pamela Glass
Elaine Jenkins
Franklin Lowery
Mark Mullen
Deborah Sipe
John Somers
Leo Soorus 
Jim Watson

For More Information
Email the Foundation at  You may also contact Dr. Sherry Hoyle, Superintendent, at 704-732-2261 or any board member to learn more about the Foundation.