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Inaugural CSISD Education Foundation Board

Back row: Chris Kling, James Haverland, Jimmie Bond, Tim Jones, Tom Jackson, Don Fazzino, Jim Hughes, George Lea
Second row: Janet Brown, Dayne Foster, Ken Matthews, Linda Parrish, Rebecca Boenigk, Steve Hilton, Britt Rice, Jerry Fox
Seated: Janet Briaud, Jim Scales, Gene Joyce, Mike Wright
Not pictured: Lynn Morrison, Robert Waltman

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, 468 grants have been awarded totaling $1,140,000.

    In 2001, the Foundation awarded its first scholarship, the Art & Myra Bright Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $500.  Since then, 448 scholarships have been awarded totaling $471,650 and 13 endowed scholarships are held by the Foundation totaling $423,847.

    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 11 years the 50 Men Who Can Cook event has raised almost $1.5 million 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 2,000 students are using the site more than once a week to help them with their classes. You can check out a demo site HERE.

  • Chrissy's Clothing Closet opened in 2016 as a new Education Foundation program. The closet is a FREE store for CSISD students, staff & their families to obtain new/gently used clothes, shoes, underwear, socks, coats, and personal hygiene items. Named to honor Chrissy Hester's 30+ years of service in College Station schools, its goal is to help students and their families to feel positive about themselves and attending school​ by providing access to items needed to arrive at school clean, warm, and ready to learn.

  • In 2017, College Station ISD was saddened by the sudden loss of Dr. Amy Anderson, a long time teacher and administrator in the district. Her passion and work in CSISD was to encourage young students to develop a love of reading. In her memory, the Education Foundation established a permanent fund, the Amy Anderson Literacy Legacy, to provide a $10 voucher for every Pre-K/Head Start student to purchase his or her own books at their school's book fair.

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