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Giving back over $1 million to College Station schools since 1999.
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Foundation History

Foundation History

The College Station ISD Education Foundation was established in 1999 by a group of local community leaders to help provide an opportunity for businesses and individuals to support and bring excellence to our public schools.
 
The Foundation awarded 15 innovative teaching grants totaling $32,948 its first year.  Since then, 417 grants have been awarded totaling $1,003,941. 
 
In 2001, the Foundation awarded its first scholarship, the Art & Myra Bright Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $500.  Since then, 341 scholarships have been awarded totaling $353,650 and 12 endowed scholarships are held by the Foundation totaling $396,724.
 
In the same year, the "No Golf" Golf Tournament was established as the annual fundraising event raising $28,765.  It went on to raise $174,977 over the next 6 years for our students and teachers.
 
In 2008, the Foundation began its 50 Men Who Can Cook event which raised $53,109 the first year.  Over the past 9 years the 50 Men Who Can Cook event has raised $1,290,168 and annually includes over 135 Celebrity Chefs and over 200 volunteers participating.
 
In 2013, the Education Foundation adopted the Success 24/7 learning website as its signature project.  The website is designed to help students in grades 7th-12th grades with their core classes. To date, 7 core classes are online and over 1,200 students are using the site more than once a week to help them with their classes. You can check out a demo site HERE.