Fire & Flavor founder, Davis Knox, is not the first one in his family to believe every child has a right to a quality education. It’s a belief that runs generations deep.
“My family has always believed that our public school system is truly the backbone of our democracy. For multiple generations, my family has worked in and legislated on behalf of public schools,” Knox said. “My great-grandfather Thomas Malcolm Purcell was the superintendent of the Cochran, Ga., city schools, and my grandfather was a former President of the Georgia School Boards Association.
Starting April 30, Fire & Flavor Grilling Company, will donate a portion of the proceeds from its online sales over the next month to the Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE), a foundation that helps support the educators and students of Georgia’s K-12 system. The Georgia Department of Education recently awarded more than $21 million to 55 school districts to aid in their digital and distance learning infrastructure during this pandemic. The GFPE serves as the philanthropic arm of the GDE and, as such, is working to raise monies to meet the critical needs of students and teachers. Knox currently serves as the vice chair of the foundation’s board.
“We are so grateful for partners like Fire & Flavor that are dedicated to creating the workforce of tomorrow in the state of Georgia through investing in K-12 students.” said Paige Pushkin, Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education.
For more information on the foundation and its initiatives, visit GFPE today.