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Katy ISD Education Foundation

Katy ISD Education Foundation
GROOVE Your Way 2021
Thank you for helping us raise $115,000 for teacher grants!

​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.
See some of our grants in action, and join us as we help teachers think bigger than they’ve ever thought possible!​

Upcoming Events

Grant Selection Night


Grant Announcements

5/5/2021 - 5/21/2021

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Katy ISD Education Foundation Celebrates InvestorsKaty ISD Education Foundation Celebrates Investors2021-03-09T21:31:28Z<div class="ExternalClass2D99ECAF7ED446BC9D3188D875E12FAB"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Katy ISD Education Foundation Celebrates Investors</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Showcasing Teacher Grant Activities for Those Who Help Fund Them</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(Katy, TX)</strong> – The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently celebrated its family of supporters at its annual Investor Breakfast, this year hosted by Beckendorff Farms. The event featured teacher grant recipients and principals from five Katy ISD campuses who shared the impact grants have on Katy ISD students and teachers. Katy ISD Education Foundation Investors each pledge annual support of at least $1,000 per year. The Foundation has awarded over $2 million to teachers across Katy ISD through its <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program. Nearly half of the funds awarded are a direct result of the financial and personal support of its growing corps of Investors. </p><p> </p><p>Our corps of Investors is led by BP America, Inc., the Foundation's Cornerstone Investor, current Investors include, at the <strong>Platinum level</strong>: Sewell Automotive Companies; Vista Equities Group. <strong>Gold level:</strong> Cane Island; PBK, Inc.; Ms. Rosario Harter; Gulf Coast Educators FCU. <strong>Silver level:</strong> Scott and Courtney Doyle; Gary's Tire and Auto Service, Inc.; Ken and Tracy Janda; Katy Smile Design; Keller Williams Premier Realty; Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP; Members Choice Credit Union; Christopher Nash, Nash Industries, Inc.; Tim and Angie Schauer; Matt and Heather Schomburg; Jeff & Susan Smith; Stantec; Marta and Robert Vasel; VLK Architects. <strong>Bronze level: </strong>Joe and Donna Adams;<strong> </strong>AMP Lending; Balfour Yearbooks; Martha Aki; Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; William "Bill" Callegari; Keith and Jana Carmichael; David & Chris Crockett; John Curry - Curry & Co. Consulting; James and Keiko Davidson; Paul and Amy Dickens; Diesel Barbershop Katy Ranch; Dr. Bet Escalante; Dean & Rebecca Fox; Alton and Anissa Frailey; Glenn & Susan Gesoff; Kerry & Joy Gilbert; Gary and Kaye Goolsby; Ken and Sema Gregorski; Herff Jones Houston Graduation Center; Bob and Lucynda Herrin; Bonnie Holland; Devin and Courtney Holmes, Chick-fil-A the Crossing at Katy Fulshear; Clint and Laura Beth Jackson; Al and MayDell Jenks; Rick and Yvonne Kershner; Bill and Patti Lacy; Steve and Margaret Laney; Kendrick and Shantania Leggins; Kate Marinacci; Bob and Barbara McAuliffe; Peter and Darlene McElwain; Kevin and Kim McMeans; Tara McMeans; Ms. Casey Mitchell;  Mueller Pye and Associates CPA; John and Melissa Nixon; Jeffrey & Mitzi Poole; Randall and Debbie Petty – Shell Oil; Prosperity Bank; Lance and Bradi Redmon; Steven and Elaine Robertson; Fred & Patti Shafer; Mark & Brenda Shaver; John & Jan Silliman; Jim and Marsha Smith; Kyle Stanzel; Rip & Tammy Stringer; Dr. Randeep and Seema Suneja; Ken & Janet Theis; Bodley and Karen Thornton; Mike Van Hoozer; J Scot and Ashley Vann; Downy and Kavin Vickery; Waggin' Tails Pet Ranch; Brian and Leah Wilson; Tara Wilson; Tom & Lillie Beth Wilson; Ray & Jamie Wolman; Christianna Woods; Don and Anne Woods; Rusty Wylie;.</p><p> </p><p><strong>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation </strong>- The Katy ISD Education Foundation unites people and companies with big hearts and a big belief in our children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both.   The Katy ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for which contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><img src="file:///C:/Users/s0003847/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" alt="" style="width:364px;margin:5px;" /><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/copy%20of%20DSC_7206.jpg" alt="copy of DSC_7206.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:539px;" />The Katy ISD Education Foundation recently welcomed its newest Keystone Investors.  Funds from the investor program support the Foundation's <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grants. Pictured above from l to r: – Christopher Nash, Nash Industries, Inc.; Bill and Patti Lacy; Steven and Elaine Robertson; Tara McMeans, Compass Real Estate; Leah Wilson. Not Pictured: Martha Aki, Gulf Coast Community Credit Union, Kate Marinacci. </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/DSC_7178.JPG" alt="DSC_7178.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:533px;" /> </strong></p><img src="file:///C:/Users/s0003847/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.jpg" alt="" style="width:433px;margin:5px;" /><em style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;">Inspiring Imagination</em><span style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;"> teacher grant recipient Shanna Canales of Stockdick Junior High shares the impact of her "Adapted Balls, Parachutes and More" grant to Katy ISD Education Foundation Investors.</span><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Reason2RaceKaty ISD Education Foundation Announces Reason2Race2020-10-23T16:36:54Z<div class="ExternalClassB09E8A99078D4F5799C7CBE07F6F94B1"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Reason2Race</em></strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Pick your race, pick your pace, and raise funds for teacher grants with every step.</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(Katy, TX)</strong> – Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, February 6, 2021 to raise funds for the <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program. Last year, over 60 teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over $115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants. </p><p> </p><p>The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone this year with over <strong>$2 million</strong> awarded in its first eight years of <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role in reaching milestones such as this, and will continue to garner support as the foundation's grant program expands. </p><p> </p><p>Register and join Team Katy ISD Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus team, or recruit your own team of co-workers and friends. All proceeds will directly support <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> grants awarded to teachers in May 2021. </p><p> </p><p>Find more information and register at <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.</p><p style="text-align:center;"> # # #</p><p> </p><p><strong>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation:</strong><strong>  </strong>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 <a href=""></a>.<br></p><p> </p><p> <img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/TeachersChangeLives-pic.PNG" alt="TeachersChangeLives-pic.PNG" style="margin:5px;width:679px;height:526px;" /><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">​<br></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><img src="file:///C:/Users/s0003847/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif" alt="" style="width:537px;margin:5px;" /></td></tr></tbody></table><span style="font-size:14px;text-align:center;">Katy ISD Education Foundation announces its 2021 Reason2Race initiative raising funds for teacher grants. Pictured above: last year's Mayde Creek Elementary team.</span><p style="text-align:center;"><br><br><br> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Trivia Night Under the Stars Oct. 29thKaty ISD Education Foundation Announces Trivia Night Under the Stars Oct. 29th2020-10-02T13:46:46Z<div class="ExternalClassC103B7CC97B540688D7A208BBB9757B3"><p>​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>October 2, 2020</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Trivia Night Under the Stars</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> </em><em>Fundraising Event Hosted by The Oaks at Cane Island October 29th</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(Katy, TX)</strong> – The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces Trivia Night, a pop-up fundraising event bringing the community together on a beautiful Fall evening Under the Stars. Guests are invited to recruit the best team and challenge their competitors category by category. A donation to the foundation's teacher grant program secures a team of four or six trivia participants and includes dinner by The Oaks Kitchen and Bar, live entertainment by Runaway Radio, Trivia Night swag bag for each team, awards and more! Participants are required to name their team and encouraged to dress to their team theme. Trivia Night Under the Stars is slated for Thursday, October 29<sup>th</sup> beginning at 6 p.m. hosted by The Oaks at Cane Island. Event is adults only, limited seating available.</p><p> </p><p>All proceeds from <em>Trivia Night Under the Stars</em> benefit the foundation and its <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program. The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone this school year with over <strong>$2 million</strong> awarded in its first eight years of <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grants. Events like Trivia Night will continue to garner much-needed support as the foundation's grant program expands. </p><p> </p><p>Trivia Night pricing accommodates parties of four or six. To protect our friends and community, gathering will be in compliance with state and local guidelines. The program's Quizmasters will be Katy ISD's own Chief Operations Officer, Ted Vierling and Assistant Superintendent for Secondary School Leadership and Support, Jeff Stocks.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Event sponsorships available. For more information or to register a team, visit <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031, <a href=""></a>.  </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p> </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 students and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both. To join us, visit <a href=""></a>.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Images Attached:</strong> </p><p> <img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Trivia%20Night%20UTS%20(1).png" alt="Trivia Night UTS (1).png" style="margin:5px;width:690px;height:445px;" /><br></p><img src="file:///C:/Users/s0003847/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif" alt="" style="width:672px;margin:5px;" /><p><br></p></div>


Katy ISD Education Foundation

6301 South Stadium Lane

Katy, TX 77494

Contact: Janet Theis

Ph: 281.396.6031          

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