Thursday, May 16, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT: Fort Bend Education Foundation donates $312,982 to FBISD to Fund Various Fort Bend ISD Programs

Photo: Pictured are Fort Bend Education Foundation Board Members (front row, from left): Brenna Smelley, Executive Director; Terri Wang, Board Member; Lynn Halford, Past President; Peggy Jackson, Board Member; Pat Houck, Current President; Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools; Jim Brown, Vice President of Allocations; Gary Dante, Board Member; and (back row) Dr. John Novak, Board Member; Dr. Dennis Halford, Board Member; John Wantuch, Board Member; Chris Hill, Board Member; and Kay James, Board Member. 

Fort Bend Education Foundation donates $312,982 to FBISD

FORT BEND ISD - At its annual Grant Awards presentation held on May 14, the Fort Bend Education Foundation presented a $312,982 check to Fort Bend ISD to fund the Grants to Teachers and Schools, Professional Development Grants, New Teacher Grants, and other programs. Since its inception, the Education Foundation has awarded nearly $4.1 million in grants to FBISD teachers and schools. For the 2013-2014 school year, the Education Foundation awarded 161 grants for $236,482 to support the Grants to Teachers and School program. Additionally, the Foundation awarded 150 New Teacher Grants for $17,000, $20,000 for the Professional Development Grants and $39,500 in pass through grants for a total of $312,982 being awarded this year.