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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

Foundation Grant Development Committee

6/8/2016

Foundation Executive Committee

6/8/2016

Katy ISD Ed Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

6/8/2016

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Community Invited to Support Teacher GrantsCommunity Invited to Support Teacher Grants2016-01-13T19:06:58Z<div class="ExternalClassC0CC367FCF934CB89A624B53D6255501"><p>The Katy ISD Education Foundation is inviting parents, businesses and community members to contribute to its teacher grant initiative by becoming a Foundation Investor or making a one-time donation.  The Foundation's annual <em>Inspiring Imagination</em><em> </em>teacher grant program<em> </em>awards funds to teachers to implement classroom projects that engage and excite Katy ISD students.  Formed in 2013 to support creative classroom programs in Katy ISD schools, the Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 to teachers throughout the district, enriching the learning experience for more than 65,000 Katy ISD students.  </p><p>Each spring, teachers are invited to apply for a grant through a competitive, three-step evaluation process.  Submissions are judged by community volunteers.  This year's grant application process launched in November with teacher grant applications due March 30, 2016.  Grants will be awarded in May 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. </p><p>Foundation Investors pledge annual gifts that range from $1,000 to $50,000 per year.  One-time contributions of any amount are also welcome.  "As the fiscal year comes to an end, we invite our community to consider the Katy ISD Education Foundation when deciding the allocation of year end giving," said Ken Janda, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board of Directors. "Katy ISD has had a very positive impact on our community's reputation as a fantastic place to live and work.  Our grant program helps maintain and extend this reputation, and at the same time, rewards our excellent teachers.  Every dollar given to the Foundation helps reward another deserving teacher." </p><p>Additional information about the grant program under <a href="/Pages/InspiringImagination.aspx/Documents">Teacher Grants</a>.  Gifts can be made online <a href="https://secure.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">here</a> or by check mailed to Katy ISD Education Foundation, P.O. Box 159, Katy, Texas, 77492-0159.  In addition, the Foundation welcomes recurring automated contributions through electronic funds transfer.  The Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all gifts are tax deductible.  Questions can be sent via email to foundation@katyisd.org.<strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Fireflies & Foodtrucks - An End-of-Summer Bash Benefitting Katy ISD Teacher GrantsKaty ISD Education Foundation Announces Fireflies & Foodtrucks - An End-of-Summer Bash Benefitting Katy ISD Teacher Grants2015-08-17T21:50:22Z<div class="ExternalClassCFCBB7A6EC824BF7B46C694DF2B5CA83"><p>​</p><p><strong>(Katy, TX)</strong> – The Katy ISD Education Foundation will host its annual <em>Fireflies & Foodtrucks</em> on Thursday, September 17, 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. at Katy's own No Label Brewery.  The event will benefit the foundation and its <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program.  Over the last three years, the foundation has awarded over $500,000 to Katy ISD teachers for inspiring, innovative classroom projects.  The foundation's fourth grant cycle begins this fall and will award grants to teachers in May 2016. </p><p><br>Admission for the event is $40 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 special No Label brews.  Groups of 10 can purchase a Party Pak for $500, which includes this year's <em>Fireflies & Foodtrucks</em> shirt.  Both VIP Bar Experience and Party Pak admission sales are limited availability.</p><p>Current event sponsors include Cane Island; Thompson & Horton LLP; Firethorne; Rogers, Morris & Grover, LLP; and Jeff Poole, AXA Advisors.  Additional sponsorships are available.</p><p><em>Fireflies & Foodtrucks</em> will feature live entertainment by the Earl Sanders, Jr. Band, a new beer garden area, valet parking, and more, with an added opportunity to contribute to the foundation's teacher grant initiative.  Find more information and register at <a href="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</span></a> or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-2461, <a href="mailto:foundation@katyisd.org"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">foundation@katyisd.org</span></a>.  </p><p><strong>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation </strong>- 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. </p></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.