Published: Sep 27, 2012 11:56 PM EDT

Collier County, Fla. -- A long time Collier County non profit is changing its name and mission. The Education Foundation of Collier County will now be known as "Champions of Learning." Leaders also launched a new and more focused mission aimed at bringing the community together. Their hope is to invest in more innovative practices that will enrich the learning environment for students.
President Susan McManus say "I would hope that every educator that leaves here today will know that the foundation along with every champion in this community is ready to be there working with them." She adds "that would be our hope that our message is getting out there today." The organization will continue with its successful and popular programs including the Golden Teacher Recognition Program.