Affecting Change…For The Better.

If you’re going to develop and improve the quality options students have in the coming decades, you’d be well served to have a better infrastructure supporting and driving it. The Optima Foundation was created to be that infrastructure. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, its mission is to connect our schools with donors who want to make a difference by providing private, philanthropic support.

Optima supports the establishment and continuing development of superior quality schools of choice and the education delivery systems they use. We invest in academic experts to procure an excellent, classical curriculum, and we equip educators with the resources to refine and improve how they do their jobs. The result? More engaged and successful students who are better prepared to meet what their futures hold.

Through our sister organization, OptimaEd, the development of schools, systems, resources, and various associated services are executed and administered. Our passion for education and innovation is rivaled only by our sound financial management and business acumen. We have gathered the operational, financial, and business management professional competencies necessary to ensure that common pitfalls in these areas are avoided. Optima presents the ideal combination of passion and professional skill to make significant, lasting strides in improving how our young people are educated. That’s a foundation future generations can continue to build on.

Leadership

As a mother of three, I understand it’s critical to give parents the power to select the optimal academic environment for every child. OptimaEd focuses on creating excellent education experiences and increasing high quality options for students and their families. Our organization is founded on core principles – including integrity, professionalism, and service. We seek to be a valuable resource for the education community as a forward-thinking force for the innovation and refinement of our tools. Optima uses time-tested methods to prepare students to think critically and to equip them to confront the inevitable challenges all generations must face. Most importantly, we are committed to bringing knowledge and virtue to every student we serve. I hope you will join us! 

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Supporting students, fueling innovation, advancing superior quality schools of choice in Florida and beyond – these are the many reasons to give to the Optima Foundation. The Foundation inspires the communities we serve to further our mission to educate, innovate and perform service to society.  We also help advance OptimaEd’s highest strategic priorities, such as school startups, micro schools and virtual reality classical education opportunities. Parents, friends – along with corporations, foundations, and other organizations – are our partners in executing this important charge.  We cultivate meaningful, lifelong relationships with and among this diverse constituency, whom we consider Optima Foundations best ambassadors. Like many other successful organizations, ours could not enjoy its current success without the support of our parents, friends and generous benefactors. 

Development Director