Aldine Education Foundation completes successful first year

Board Members of the Aldine Education Foundation pose for a photo after the first successful year of fundraising and distributing scholarships to graduating seniors and grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects. A total of over $700

The Aldine Education Foundation is celebrating a major milestone in their inaugural year as an education foundation. As of April 11, 2013, the foundation has raised $709,839 to support Aldine Independent School District and awarded scholarships to 35 students, totaling $47,000, and five teacher grants.

The Aldine Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that incorporated only 16 months ago. The foundation provides scholarships and grants for innovative projects and programs not funded or under-funded by the Aldine ISD’s operating budget.

Grant funds directly benefit AISD students and teachers by providing equipment, software and teaching tools to enhance the academic experience and exceed the day-to-day curriculum. The foundation is supported through donations from individuals, businesses and corporations.

“Our success in our first year is due to the incredible community support we have received,” Aldine Education Foundation Vice President of Marketing/Events, Crissy Baumann said. “We could not continue to grow and sustain the vision we have for the teachers and students of Aldine ISD without the contributions of our donors. We are so very grateful.”

The Aldine Education Foundation was created in February 2012. The board of directors consists of 33 dedicated members of the Aldine community who share a passion for public education and gathering resources to provide opportunities to Aldine students. The mission of the Aldine Education Foundation is to partner with the community to generate and distribute resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the Aldine school district.