Friends of the Foundation
The Education Foundation disperses thousands of dollars each year in support of a diverse portfolio of programs. These programs work together to develop the current and future work force of the Robins Region, helping us maintain a vibrant community in which to work, live and play for years to come. Consider becoming a Friend of the Foundation by making a tax-deductible contribution to make our work possible. Contact Aura Lee Durham firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Leadership Development Initiatives
- Youth Leadership Robins Region Program Sponsorship
Leadership development program for high school juniors residing in Houston County. It exposes young leaders to the elements that form a strong dynamic community and encourages their input and creativity. It makes students aware of the many opportunities for them to remain in the Robins Region after their post-secondary education. This program is designed to contribute to the development of future
- Leadership Robins Region Scholarships
Leadership development program consisting of twelve (12) sessions that include full-day programs with formal instruction in leadership from the academic, business, and civic worlds, combined with practical on-site tours and visits with business, industry, governmental, and other leaders in the Robins Region. It is based on the University of Georgia’s J.W. Fanning Institute Community Leadership Program.
- Georgia Military College Education Major Scholarship
Awarded annually to a resident of Houston County attending GMC, with preference given to a non-traditional student
- STAR Student/Teacher Program Sponsorship
The STAR program is coordinated by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) Foundation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Education. Since its inception, the STAR program has honored more than 24,000 students and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the STAR nomination, students must have the highest score in one sitting on the three-part SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.
- Houston County Teacher of the Year Program Sponsorship
The Houston County Board of Education annually recognizes one teacher of the year at each system school. These outstanding teachers then compete for the honor of being the system Teacher of the Year. The Foundation provides monetary prizes for the winner and the four finalists.
Houston County Career Academy Robotics Program Sponsor
Dixie Crows “Crows Nest” STEM Education Program Sponsor
Aerospace Industry Committee Scholarships
Awarded to high school seniors pursuing post-secondary education in a STEM subject areas
The Chamber and the Foundation partnered with the Warner Robins Houston Authority, Houston Healthcare, and the Houston County Board of Education in support of the Back to School Bash. The event provides an opportunity for local booth to get free backpacks full of school supplies and books.
Foundation Board of Directors
- Heather Hall
- Melissa Spalding
Museum of Aviation Foundation
- Lisa Marie Pierce
American Pride Bank
- Steve Kipper
Robins Financial Credit Union
- Becky Lee
Houston County Development Authority
- George Slappey
- April Bragg
Ex-Officio, CEO Robins Chamber
- Shane Gottwals
Ex-Officio, Robins Chamber Board Chair