Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership, Inc.

In 1995, the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals founded the Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership. The Foundation was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia and was designated as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit foundation that same year. A major focus of VFEL will be to assist in obtaining external financial resources to supplement and expand the programs of the Division of Student Leadership Services--including the Virginia Student Councils Association, Virginia Association of Honor Societies, and Virginia Association of Student Activity Advisers.

The Virginia Foundation for Educational Leadership (VFEL) is VASSP's foundation. The mission of VFEL is to carry out the charitable and educational activities of the VASSP. To accomplish this mission, VFEL shall:

  • Advance education in the field of educational administration and student leadership development.
  • Develop and improve educational leadership inservice education by conducting education conferences, conventions, seminars, and workshops for administrators, students, and student activity sponsors.
  • Engage in research in the field of educational administration and student leadership development and disseminate the results of such research to the public by means of journals and other appropriate publications.
  • Assist qualified individuals in the study of educational administration and student leadership development by establishing scholarship funds for that purpose.
  • Assist appropriate federal, state, and local education and other agencies in training and research programs in the field of educational administration and student leadership development.
  • Assist in identifying candidates for educational administration who have high potential for success.
  • Engage in other general activities which are supportive of the purely educational, scientific, and charitable purpose of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, as the Association may direct.

For information, please contact vfel@vassp.org.