About the Dothan Education Foundation

Merging together to build on the community-school connection

On October 1, 2012, the Education Foundation for Dothan’s Future, Inc., Yes We Can! Dothan, and Adopt-A-School! Dothan became one new organization, the Dothan Education Foundation (D.E.F.). The three affiliated organizations are now located at 2431 West Main Street (Westwood Office Complex), Suite 301, Dothan, AL.

These programs and their missions remain the same but structurally, they are now operating more efficiently to become even more effective community advocates. And while the approach to achieving them is multifaceted, the goals of all three organizations are simple:

  • To improve student achievement for all Dothan City School students
  • To maintain continuous school improvement
  • To engage the citizens of Dothan with its public schools

News story & video from WTVY’s CW: D.E.F. Needs Your Support

Below you’ll find more about our partner organizations.

Dothan Education Foundation

We are an independent, non-profit organization developed to provide Dothan City Schools (DCS) with funding to help pay for special projects that could not otherwise be funded with annual school budget dollars. The foundation was formed in 1995 and is operated by a local volunteer board that partners with businesses, civic groups, industry, education and community resources. The mission of D.E.F. is to strengthen student achievement and motivation. It also seeks to improve classroom instruction, teacher morale, and build community support for our public schools.  Since 1995, over $400,000.00 has been awarded to DCS teachers encouraging innovative teaching, directly improving instruction and strengthening student achievement.

The foundation also works closely with school administration, parent-teacher associations, and other school groups to stay attuned to system needs and to promote system successes.

Adopt-a-School! Dothan

Adopt-A-School! Dothan is a network of business and community people willing to contribute human and financial resources to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with Dothan City Schools. Civic, business, education, faith-based and not-for-profit organizations, as well as Dothan citizens are invited to form partnerships that support our primary mission of “Building a Better Community Around Our Schools”.

Read More About Adopt-A-School.

Yes We Can! Dothan

The “Yes We Can! Dothan” education movement is a community, grassroots, citizen driven initiative designed to engage the citizens of Dothan, Alabama, in creating a unified voice and vision for Dothan City Schools, the children, and the families served.

Read More About Yes We Can! Dothan.


G. Mack and Nancy Dove
S. Earl and Margaret Dove
Paul and Barbara Flowers
Morris Slingluff in memory of Betts Slingluff, Jr.
J.E. and Verna Saliba in memory of Joseph E. Saliba, Sr.
Aladan Corporation
First Alabama, A Regions Bank
Powell Brewton, trustee of the Evon E. Brewton Testamentary Residuary Trust, in memory of Evon E. Brewton and Bryan Lehmann and in honor of Ruth Powell Brewton
Leslie and Susan Blumberg
William T. and Carroll S. Flowers
SouthTrust Bank
Alfred and Henrietta Saliba
Steve and Angelia Stokes
Eustace and Mary Newton Bishop and Top and Sandra Bishop in memory of C.L. Newton, Sr.
John H. Watson
Dow T. Huskey in memory of Dr. Dow Huskey, Sr.
Sara H. Wise in honor of William S. Ashton
Charles and Kay Nailen
Dan and Mary Kaye Bailey

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