FISD Education Foundation is all about New York this year
By: Paige Ridout
With the FEF Gala theme announced as New York, Friendswood is all a buzz and getting ready for February 16, 2019. There are a few gala tables available if you do not have yours already. Visit the new website: www.fisdedfd.schoolauction.com/nyc2019 for all the details. On this site, you can purchase your table, grants, silent and live auction items all in one place. Creating a one-stop shopping experience for all our donors.
The Face of Friendswood, spotlights our Adopt a Grant program. This program is in full swing as of last week went grants “went live” on Cyber Monday, November 26. Parents and community members have been purchasing all week getting ready for the holiday season. Many thanks to our Westwood Elementary parents that all pitch in to purchase their teachers’ grants as an early Christmas gift.
FEF President, Kelly Lovell states, “the adopt-a-grant program has truly helped further innovative and engaged learning in the classrooms. Students now have access to tools, resources, and curriculum that they would not normally have, all because of the generous people in this community. The adopt-a-grant program has given teachers an even greater ability to maximize potential in all FISD students.”
This hardworking grant committee is composed of chair, Kim Montz –Molly Crow, Suzanne Banfield, Meg Crowley, Adam Ring, Kelly Lovell, Shanna Kirpatrick, Brad Freyer, Tracy Hopkins, Emily Bryant, Jamie Hill, Justin Hanks, Alan Stanfield, Russ Hillenburg, Niki Rhodes, Lauren Ambeau, Leslie Yarbrough, Cindy Lewis, Shannon Estopinal, Kam Hasmukh, Tanner Baker.
FISD Superintendent, Thad Roher, expressed the importance and appreciation of the foundation’s work. “The funding of teacher-initiated grants by our community allows Friendswood ISD the opportunity to fund instructional experiences that create engagement and authentic learning opportunities. I am proud to be part of a community that values learning and to have a Foundation focused on our students. Our committees put much work into the Gala and the grants and I am excited to see what will come “Out of the Blue” – New York style.
We are an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN#76-0606614
Donations may be made payable to Friendswood ISD Education Foundation, 402 Laurel, Friendswood, TX 77546
For more information, contact Paige Ridout at 281-996-6655 or e-mail: [email protected]