Why are we doing this?
In 2009, there was a sharp decline in enrolment of students in Adventist academies and universities because of the downturn in the economy. This exposed a previous, long downward trend of attendance decline in our academies and universities.
Steve Bromfield felt impressed by the Holy Spirit to start a foundation to provide indirect financial support to parents who desire to have their children receive an Adventist Christian education, and seniors (students) who aspire to attend an Adventist college or university upon graduation from high school. As a parent, who is passionate about Adventist Christian education, with two children going through the Adventist academy and university system, Steve became (increasingly)/more keenly aware of the real and perceived obstacles that parents, guardians and students face to have access to Adventist Christian education. Over the next few years, with prayer and being watchful, the Lord provided him with contact to Adventists who provided critical insight into the local and national challenges facing Adventist education institutions and suggested potential solutions. Also, God providentially opened up strategic planning resources, foundation material and international caliber fundraising training, at no out of pocket cost. In the middle of 2014, the Holy Spirit impressed Steve that is was time to create the foundation and after much prayer the Lord supplied the name – Education For Eternity Foundation. At that time God brought together three other individuals to share the work; Cleopatra Trevilcock, Klautrelle Long and Karina Scarlett.
Cleopatra Trevilcock is product of Adventist Christian education and is a parent with three children in the Adventist school system and is passionate about Adventist Christian education. Cleopatra is dedicated to increasing enrolment and making it more accessible.
Klautrelle Long is a product of Adventist Christian education and is passionate about Adventist Christian education, increasing enrolment and making it more accessible.
Karina Scarlett is a parent with child(ren) in the Adventist school system and is passionate about Adventist Christian education, increasing enrolment and making it more accessible