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We believe children need energetic and excited educators, so we provide encouragement for UCPS teachers who want to go above and beyond to help students feel seen, heard, and valuedFind Out More.

What Teachers Have Said

  • Amy Erb, Stallings Elementary
    Amy Erb, Stallings Elementary

    The LIFT grant truly revitalized me and helped me to finish the year feeling like a success!

  • Wendy Hall, Fairview Elementary
    Wendy Hall, Fairview Elementary

    Our Outdoor Exploration Club has been greatly enhanced by the funding from UCEF!

  • Louise Glover, Shiloh Valley Primary
    Louise Glover, Shiloh Valley Primary

    Thank you Union County Education Foundation for helping meet the needs of the whole child!

  • Michelle Jordan, Forest Hills High
    Michelle Jordan, Forest Hills High

    We appreciate UCEF believing in our ideas and valuing vocational training for special students!

  • Adam Haas, Rocky River Elementary
    Adam Haas, Rocky River Elementary

    The multiple grants I have received from UCEF have made a world of difference in my classroom!

Our Impact

We are generating joy. Our goal is to create a school environment that fosters positivity, innovation, and well-being for all students, faculty, and staff. Together we can create a welcoming and supportive learning environment that will benefit all members of our UCPS community.

  • Lift Grants Awarded


  • GROW Dollars Invested


  • U Award Gifts


  • Scholarships


  • Applied Vison Works
  • Atrium Health
  • Carolinas Chiropractic and Spinal Rehab
  • CAS - College Admissions Strategies
  • DLR Group
  • Duke Energy
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Goulston
  • Hargett Electric Company
  • Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • LS3P
  • MassMutual Carolinas
  • Moyer, DeVoe & Iocco, PLLC Certified Public Accountants
  • Novant Health
  • Participate Learning - Uniting Our World
  • State Farm
  • Synthomer
  • State Utility Contractors
  • Truist
  • Union County Community Foundation
  • Union Power Cooperative
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wharton Smith Construction