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Katy ISD Education Foundation

Katy ISD Education Foundation

Thanks for GROOVE-ing with us!
Thanks for making this year’s GROOVE our best yet!

​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!​

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Katy ISD Education Foundation Launches GROOVE22Katy ISD Education Foundation Launches GROOVE222022-03-21T17:50:10Z<div class="ExternalClassFD0CEC4BA1D2477F9163E1465C514660"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Week-Long Event Benefits the Foundation's Teacher Grant Program</em></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(Katy, TX)</strong> – The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces GROOVE22, a week-long celebration uniting the community in support of Katy ISD teachers.  Proceeds from all three of the week's events benefit the Foundation and its <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program. The Katy ISD Education Foundation has awarded <strong>$2.3 million</strong> in grants to Katy ISD teachers over the past nine years.  <br><br></p><p><strong>GROOVE22 Events Include:</strong></p><p><strong>April 6 – </strong><a href="/Pages/Dine-Out-To-Donate.aspx"><strong>Dine Out to Donate</strong></a></p><p>Community-wide spirit day featuring 50+ Katy/West Houston restaurants</p><p><strong>April 9 – </strong><a href="/Pages/GROOVE.aspx"><strong>GROOVE22</strong></a></p><p>In-person event at The Oaks Kitchen and Bar featuring Houston's <em>Undercover Band</em>, Casino, Wine & Spirit Pull with a unique wine tasting experience hosted by The Oaks</p><p><strong>April 6 – 13 – </strong><a href="https://katyisdef.home.qtego.net/"><strong>GROOVE Online Auction</strong></a><strong> </strong>(bidding begins April 6)</p><p>Online-only auction spotlighting the talents, resources and big-heartedness of our Katy community.</p><p> </p><p>Early event sponsors include PBK Architects; Rotary Club of Katy; Thompson & Horton, LLP; Memorial Hermann Katy; Satterfield & Pontikes; Stantec; Matt Schomburg State Farm; VLK Architects; Clearwater Express Car Wash; HKS; RAM Alloys; Dally + Associates, Inc.; IBI Group Architects; Lane and Pat Cobden; M.D. Anderson; DBR Engineering; Matrix Structural Engineers; Climatec; Clint and Laura Beth Jackson; Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Victor and Karen Perez; Tarkett; Ken and Tracy Janda; Mueller Pye & Associates, CPA; Pfluger Architects, Inc.</p><p> </p><p>For more information or to purchase tickets to the April 9 event, visit <a href="https://tinyurl.com/GROOVE22tickets">https://tinyurl.com/GROOVE22tickets</a>  or <a href="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</a> or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031, <a href="mailto:foundation@katyisd.org">foundation@katyisd.org</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="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</a>.</p><p><strong>Images Attached:</strong> </p><p><strong><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/GROOVE22%20Invite%20Pieces.png" alt="GROOVE22 Invite Pieces.png" style="margin:5px;width:621px;" /><br></strong></p><p><br></p></div>
bp Funds Katy ISD Education Foundation Teacher Grantsbp Funds Katy ISD Education Foundation Teacher Grants2022-03-21T17:48:13Z<div class="ExternalClass7841E85D689E4B86B71034F5869AD186"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>bp Funds Katy ISD Education Foundation Teacher Grants</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>bp America. Leads Katy ISD Education Foundation Investors </em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em> </em></p><p><strong>(Katy, TX)</strong> – The <strong>Katy ISD Education Foundation</strong> will soon complete its first decade of <em>Inspiring</em> <em>Imagination</em> grants offered Katy ISD teachers for innovative classroom instruction. Community support for the grants is led by the Foundation's Cornerstone Investor, bp America., who has headlined the Foundation's corps of investors every year for the past nine years.   </p><p>  </p><p>bp's multi-year association with the Katy ISD Education Foundation has yielded classroom innovation at campuses all around Katy ISD. The company's cumulative annual support for the Foundation totals more than $280,000 and has fueled numerous classroom projects.  bp-funded grants cover a variety of activities including STEM projects, robotics, coding clubs, weather stations and career readiness.</p><p> </p><p>“I have been absolutely awestruck with the level of energy and rigour through the Katy ISD Education Foundation grant process to ensure teachers are equipped to do amazing things for students in becoming future leaders in our community" said Kim Coomber-Hallum, bp Senior Manager, Talent Management & Workplace, Finance Procurement and bp's Board of Director member on the Katy ISD Education Foundation. 'bp's donation to the Katy ISD Education Foundation is a sign of our commitment to our community in which we live and operate. There is no better feeling to support teachers and students in their journey to inspiring imagination." </p><p> </p><p>In its first nine years of operation, the Katy ISD Education Foundation has raised approximately $2.3 million, impacting an average 35,000 Katy ISD students every year.  To learn more, contact 281-396-6031 or visit <a href="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong>About the Katy ISD Education Foundation </strong>- The Katy ISD Education Foundation serves as a catalyst for extraordinary teachers to create extraordinary classroom experiences for their students. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for which contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>About BP - </strong> bp's ambition is to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero. bp is America's largest energy investor since 2005, investing more than $130 billion in the economy and supporting about 230,000 additional jobs. For more information on bp in the US, visit www.bp.com/us.</p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;">###</p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/bp%20Leading%20Investor.JPG" alt="bp Leading Investor.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:570px;" /> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Photo Caption:</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Katy ISD Education Foundation Honors bp America. as Its Leading Investor.</strong></p><p>​ <br></p><p>The Katy ISD Education Foundation and bp America. recently celebrated bp's ninth year of support for the Foundation and its <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grant program.  Pictured from l to r: Matt Schomburg, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President; Kim Coomber-Hallum, bp Senior Manager, Talent Management & Workplace – Finance Procurement; Brett Clanton, bp Senior Government Affairs Manager – Production & Operation; Dr. Ken Gregorski, Katy ISD Superintendent.</p><p> </p><p><br></p></div>
Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Return of Fireflies & FoodtrucksKaty ISD Education Foundation Announces Return of Fireflies & Foodtrucks2021-09-17T17:16:41Z<div class="ExternalClass4074F5175032403F9491165CA13ED0FE"><p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><em>Katy ISD Education Foundation Announces Return of Fireflies & Foodtrucks</em></strong><strong> </strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Tickets on Sale Now for Legendary Fall Celebration</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><em>Thursday, October 14, 6 - 9 P.M.</em></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>(Katy, TX)</strong> – The Katy ISD Education Foundation announces the return of its annual <em>Fireflies & Foodtrucks</em> fundraising event on Thursday, October 14, 6 – 9 P.M. at Katy's own No Label Brewery. The event features live entertainment by <a href="https://www.haydenbakermusic.com/">Hayden Baker</a>, all-access to Houston-area food trucks, specialty brews and more. The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone this year with $2.3 million awarded in nine years of <em>Inspiring Imagination</em> teacher grants. Fireflies & Foodtrucks and its proceeds play a key role in reaching these milestones, and will continue to garner much-needed support as the foundation's grant program expands. The foundation's 10th grant cycle begins this fall, awarding grants to teachers in May 2022. <br> </p><p>Admission for the event is $60 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 set aside for this crowd. Groups of 8 can purchase a Party Pack for a discounted rate of $440. Both VIP Bar Experience and Party Pak admission sales are limited availability.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>Early event sponsors include Thompson & Horton LLP; Stewart Builders; PBK Architects; VLK Architects, Inc.; Pogue Construction; Eventsia Group; Stantec; DBR Engineering Consultants; IBI Group, Inc.; Sente Mortgage-Chris Garcia; Cross Creek Ranch; Salas O'Brien; S&G Consultants LLC; Adico LLC; Climatec; Clint & LauraBeth Jackson; Raba Kistner; Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Tarkett; Al and MayDell Jenks. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and include incentives commensurate with the sponsorship level.</p><p> </p><p>This <em>adults only</em> event features live entertainment, wine garden, variety of food trucks, valet parking and more,<em> </em>with an added opportunity to contribute to the foundation's teacher grant initiative. Early ticket and sponsorship purchases are both encouraged. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit <a href="https://bit.ly/FirefliesFoodtrucks2021">https://bit.ly/FirefliesFoodtrucks2021</a> or <a href="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</a> or contact the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031, <a href="mailto:foundation@katyisd.org">foundation@katyisd.org</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 children and teachers to provide unprecedented opportunities for both. To join us, visit <a href="http://www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org/">www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org</a>.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Images Attached:</strong></p><p><strong><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Fireflies%202021%20Invite%20Postcard%20(1).png" alt="Fireflies 2021 Invite Postcard (1).png" style="margin:5px;width:549px;" /></strong> </p><p><br></p></div>

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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.