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Katy ISD Education Foundation

Katy ISD Education Foundation

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About the Education Foundation​

The Katy ISD Education Foundation serves as a catalyst for extraordinary teachers to create extraordinary classroom experiences for their students.
 
Imagine a classroom
                … that swaps exercise balls for desk chairs.
                … populated by 16-year-old scientists in safety goggles and lab coats.
                … where dirt, mulch and broccoli replace concrete, carpet and worksheets.
                … combining entrepreneurship and environmentalism.
 
Imagine a classroom
                … where every dream is a possibility.
                … where extraordinary behaviors are the norm.
                … where opportunities are inspired by imagination.
                … where the creative reality of one changes the trajectory of thousands.
 
Imagine a community that makes all that happen.
 
Come join us as we help teachers think bigger than they’ve ever thought possible!​

Upcoming Events

Investor Care Committee Meeting

12/6/2017

Events Committee Meeting

12/12/2017

Grant Development Committee Meeting

12/12/2017

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Katy ISD Education Foundation Completes Harvey Fundraiser Katy ISD Education Foundation Completes Harvey Fundraiser 2017-11-07T17:06:59Z<div class="ExternalClass7849CA4FA3CF4E248659B43280EFB339"><p><em>​</em><span style="font-size:13px;"><em>Over $200,000 Raised for Katy ISD Families</em></span></p><div><br></div><div>(Katy, TX) - Thanks to the generous support of hundreds of donors, the Katy ISD Education Foundation raised over $220,000 over a seven week period, benefitting thousands of Katy ISD families who had flooding in their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The fundraiser garnered support from 891 total investors, including online donations as well as mailed-in checks. Donors came from all over the country: from Sandstone Elementary in Billings, Montana; to Tri-West High School Community from Lizton, Indiana; to a group of 5th grade girls who hosted a bake sale/lemonade stand in Cranford, New Jersey. There were also several local businesses who contributed, led by La Centerra who generously gifted $25,000 to the campaign.  Gift cards will be distributed to families, identified by their campus leaders, this week.</div><div><br></div><div>The Katy ISD Education Foundation launched this initiative to provide support for Katy ISD families and staff adversely impacted by flooding in their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Foundation has collected donations from the community and Katy ISD campus leaders have identified students and staff in need of support. We are truly proud to be a part of a generous and close-knit community that continually jumps in to lend a helping hand to those around them.</div><div><br></div><div>With the Harvey Fundraiser complete, the Education Foundation is recommending future support go to Katy ISD Partner’s In Education (P.I.E) 15th Annual Food for Families fundraiser. Since 2003, Food for Families has been a community-binding initiative that has provided help to thousands of Katy ISD students and their families during the holidays. In this Season of Giving and Harvey Recovery, we invite you, our local community and supporters from afar, to give to those in our area who could use some extra cheer this December. <a href="https://www.pledgecents.com/cause/ywdgdd/katy-isd-food-for-families">Donate here.</a>  For information, contact Katy ISD Partners in Education, <a href="mailto:%20tammyrstringer@katyisd.org">tammyrstringer@katyisd.org​</a>, 281-396-2645.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div># # #</div><div><br></div><div>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation:  The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as an investment for community minded businesses and individuals to invest and enrich the lives of students at Katy Independent School District. For more information, visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.</div><div><br></div></div>
2017 Fireflies & Foodtrucks2017 Fireflies & Foodtrucks2017-10-31T17:08:27Z<div class="ExternalClass432DCCCD0862401E9392447C48866B78"><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:13px;">News Release</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"><span style="font-size:13px;"></span><span style="font-size:13px;">F</span><span style="font-size:13px;">O</span><span style="font-size:13px;">R IMMEDIATE RELEASE</span></p><div dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">August 24, 2017</div> <br> <h2 style="text-align:center;">Fireflies & Foodtrucks </h2><div>(Katy, TX) – The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces the return of its annual Fireflies & Foodtrucks fundraising event on Thursday, October 26, 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. at Katy’s own No Label Brewery.  The event will benefit the Foundation and its Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program.  The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone this year: $1,000,000 awarded in its first five years of Inspiring Imagination teacher grants. Fireflies & Foodtrucks and its proceeds played a key role in reaching that milestone and will continue to garner much-needed support as the Foundation’s grant program expands. The Foundation’s sixth grant cycle begins this fall, awarding grants to teachers in May 2018. </div><div> </div><div>Admission for the event is $50 per person, paid in advance, and covers food and beverage costs.  For an additional $25 per person, guests can also purchase exclusive VIP Bar Experience tickets featuring access to exclusive No Label brews.  Groups of 8 can purchase a Party Pak for $500, which includes this year’s Fireflies & Foodtrucks shirt.  Both VIP Bar Experience and Party Pak admission sales are limited availability.</div><div><br></div><div>Current event sponsors include Keller Williams Premier Realty; Phillips 66; Thompson & Horton, LLP; PBK Architects; VLK Architects; DBR Engineering; CrossCreek Ranch; Rogers, Morris & Grover, LLP; Stantec; Ken and Tracy Janda; Autoarch Architects; IBI Group Architects; Members Choice Credit Union; State Representative John Zerwas, M.D.; Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP. Additional sponsorships are available and can be secured at <a href="http://tinyurl.com/sponsorfireflie">http://tinyurl.com/sponsorfireflie</a>s or by contacting the Foundation office.</div><div><br></div><div>Returning as features of the event are The Earl Sanders, Jr Band, beer garden area, variety of food trucks, valet parking and more, with an added opportunity to contribute to the foundation’s teacher grant initiative. Last year’s event sold out. Early ticket and sponsorship purchases are both encouraged. Find more information and register at <a href="https://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org </a>or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-2461, foundation@katyisd.org.  </div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">###</div><div><br></div><div>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation - The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in Katy ISD children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both. To join us, visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.</div><div><br></div></div>
Superintendent Hindt Promotes Katy ISD Education Foundation FundraiserSuperintendent Hindt Promotes Katy ISD Education Foundation Fundraiser2017-10-31T16:48:09Z<div class="ExternalClassAA0962A6D4644551BB456182798BF1C8"><p><span style="font-size:13px;">Video Release</span></p><div>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</div><div>September 15, 2017</div><div>https://vimeo.com/234006343</div><div>http://tinyurl.com/katyisdfamilies​</div><div><br></div><h2 style="text-align:center;">Superintendent Hindt Promotes Katy ISD Education </h2><p><br></p><div>(Katy, TX) – “We are, and will always be, KATY STRONG,” declares Katy ISD Superintendent, Dr. Lance Hindt. The Katy ISD Education Foundation has reached 48% of its goal in just one week for its fundraiser benefitting Katy ISD staff, students and their families who suffered from flood waters in their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Foundation will collect donations from the community through mid-October, while Katy ISD campuses will identify students and staff in need of support. This fundraiser is a one time, special project separate from the Education Foundation’s teacher grant program and 100% of all funds raised will go directly to Katy ISD students, staff, and their families. The Foundation hopes to see exponential growth in contributions as thousands of staff and students were affected.</div><div>Watch and share this great video from Dr. Hindt on how we can continue to support the Katy Community. Learn more and give at www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-2461, foundation@katyisd.org.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;">###</div><div><br></div><div>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation - The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in Katy ISD children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both. To join us, visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.</div><div><br></div></div>

Katy ISD Education Foundation

6301 South Stadium Lane

Katy, TX 77494

Contact: Janet Theis

Ph: 281.396.6031          


Katy ISD Education Foundation

P.O. Box 159 Katy, TX 77494 | 281.396.6031 | Login

The Katy ISD Education Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted.