The first annual Education Foundation Skeet Shoot will be Saturday, October 26 from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. For more information CLICK HERE.
VA Education Foundation Awards Over $10,000 in Grants
The Van Alstyne Education Foundation awarded over $10,000 in grants to deserving teachers in the Van Alstyne Schools. There was over $25,000 in requests from District teachers. The Foundation’s Executive Director, Mandy Montgomery, said “It was so rewarding seeing the excitement from the teachers. I wish we had the money to fund all of the requests.”
Founders Campaign Begins
The Founding Member Campaign has begun which provides an exclusive one-time opportunity for donors to support VAEF and to be recognized in perpetuity for their gifts. The campaign is open to all donors and includes individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and all other funding partners. VAEF is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
If you would like to be a part of this campaign by making a donation, CLICK HERE.
Foundation Now Tax Exempt
VAEF recently received approval from the Department of Treasury for its submitted tax-exempt status application. Van Alstyne Education Foundation is excited to announce it is now a 501 (c) 3. All donations are tax deductible for the donor.
Fundraising Goal Set
At February’s VAEF Board meeting the Directors set a goal to raise $20,000 by July. The goal may seem lofty for a newly formed organization but not according to Executive Director, Mandy Montgomery. “It’s a very attainable goal that we hope to exceed”. To date, the non-profit has been working hard to lay the groundwork for a strong foundation, which will benefit teachers and students for years to come. Benefits will come in the form of senior scholarships and teacher grants.
VAEF encourages and supports innovative educators and their efforts to improve education. We support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. The best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why VAEF seeks to award teacher grants to VAISD teachers to enhance teaching and learning. Proposal instructions can be found on the Teacher Grant Link. Apply now!
VAEF understands that the best way to help students learn is to help teachers teach. Teachers have many great ideas to help students learn, but often lack the resources they need to bring these ideas to life. Great ideas run the gamut, as do the educators and the students they teach. We believe our grantees have one thing in common: ideas that deserve support and recognition. Through generous contributions from our school families and caring citizens, VAEF will reward innovation that creates better teachers, more dynamic classrooms and engaged students.
The deadline for Teacher Proposals is May 1st.
Click on the link to your left to access information about the following scholarships: Van Alstyne Education Foundation, A-A, David Beckham Art, Independent Bank, Republic Services-Allied Waste, Van Alstyne Culture Club, Grayson Collin Electric Company, Tules “Bubba” Gonzales Memorial and Grayson College Foundation, Inc.