Horizon Heating & Air Named HCEF’s “2019 Small Business Sponsor”
$20,000 Donation Gifted During National Public Schools Week

In honor of National Public Schools Week (March 25-29), Horizon Heating & Air has donated $20,000 in unrestricted funds to the Henderson County Education Foundation, making the local business the Foundation’s “2019 Small Business Sponsor.”

This is the second year that Dan Poeta, owner of Horizon Heating & Air, has made this significant gift  that will support public education in Henderson County throughout the calendar year by impacting each facet of the Education Foundation’s programming and services.

“Giving back to the community has been a tenant of our business since we opened in 2010,” Dan Poeta said. “We are honored to support the Henderson County Education Foundation and the work they do to prepare the future workforce of Henderson County through the Leader in Me initiative and their investment in the needs of educators and students in our school system.”

Horizon’s gift will support the expansion of the Leader in Me in the 2019-20 school year, bringing the school transformational model to Hillandale Elementary and Apple Valley Middle – the district’s first middle school to implement the Leader in Me. Additionally, the donation supports the Foundation’s fundraising events, including the annual Golf Classic on October 14, which is the largest fundraiser. The Golf Classic raises funds to support workforce development and curriculum initiatives in local schools.

“Unrestricted gifts like this one from Horizon are so important to our nonprofit because they help leverage other donations. This kind of support during ‘National Public Schools Week’ is significant because it tells the public that investing in our schools builds a strong community,” said Executive Director Summer Stipe. “We continue to be so grateful for Dan’s generosity and commitment to supporting educational excellence in Henderson County Public Schools.”

Pictured below: Dan Poeta, Owner of Horizon Heating & Air, with Summer Stipe, Executive Director, at the 2018 Education Celebration event.