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College Station ISD Foundation Celebrating 20 Years

A summary of the first 20 years of the College Station ISD education foundation was part of the last CSISD school board meeting.

Click HERE to read and download the summary presented by director Teresa Benden, which included:

500 teacher grants have been awarded since 1999, totaling $1.3 million dollars.

In 17 years, 508 student scholarships have been awarded, totalling $551,000 dollars.

Since 2001, 3,372 teachers and staff have received STAR educator awards valued at $65,000 dollars.

In the first two years of a first year teacher gift card program funded by an anonymous retired teacher, 130 teachers entering the profession have received $9,000 to help set up classrooms.

The foundation’s 50 Men Who Can Cook event, which started in 2008, has involved 397 chefs who have raised $1.6 million dollars.

CSISD employee giving to the foundation has reached almost a half million dollars since 2011. The first year, 21 percent of employees came a combined $15,820. This year, 50 percent of employees have pledged $127,447 dollars.

A new sponsorship partnering program has raised a combined $417,000 for the foundation the last two years. Benden expects to reach a half million before the end of the current school year.

Foundation assets have grown from $126,000 to $1,419,000 dollars. And the foundation’s restricted account has reached $800,000 dollars.

Click below for Teresa Benden’s comments to the College Station school board:

Listen to “20th anniversary of the College Station ISD foundation” on Spreaker.

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Posted by on Nov 5 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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