Subscribe RH Love

WISD Foundation raises $55,000

by | Dec 20, 2017 | Education

From Staff Reports

[email protected]

Participation by Wylie Independent School District teachers, administrators and support personnel to help fund the work of Wylie ISD Education Foundation increased six percent from last year.

“We just concluded our district-wide effort having raised a total of $55,500, Foundation Executive Director Lori Villarreal reported. “The money raised is a bit more than last year, but what’s most exciting to me is that participation district-wide increased six percent.”

These Dollars4Scholars are put back into classrooms by funding initiatives to improve education. Every penny pulled together by advocates for students sends a message of confidence in the Foundation’s work.

To raise this money, a staff member from each campus is selected to champion the cause, encouraging peers to make a donation.

Wylie ISD Education Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors representing a cross-section of citizens who are dedicated to education and share a vision for excellence in schools. The Foundation was created to promote quality education and enhance the education of all students in the Wylie Independent School District.

The organization solicits, manages and distributes funds for enrichment purposes in program areas not otherwise funded by the district. Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter use of tax-based revenue.

Donations to the Foundation are received from individuals, corporations and other foundations to fund educational programs and projects and to create an endowment fund. Programs will be funded from donations and the interest earned on the endowment fund.

For additional stories like this subscribe to the print or e-edition.

Subscribe RH Love

0 Comments

Order photos

Related News

Annual fundraising gala planned

Annual fundraising gala planned

Boots ’N Barbecue, the largest fundraiser for the Wylie ISD Education Foundation, may be sold out, but there are still opportunities to get involved. The event, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, will happen at a new venue — the Plano Event Center— this year. Last...

read more
Local Scout completes project for In-Sync Exotics

Local Scout completes project for In-Sync Exotics

A 14-year-old member of Scouts BSA Troop 1869 earned Scouting’s highest honor — the Eagle Scout Award – for her project at a local nonprofit. Scout Amelia King, an eighth-grade student Burnett Junior High School, partnered with In-Sync Exotics in Wylie to update the...

read more
County livestock show opens Jan. 6

County livestock show opens Jan. 6

Collin County FFA and 4-H students will step into the show ring at the 2024 Junior Livestock Show and Sale Saturday. File Photo After months of hard work, Collin County FFA and 4-H students will step into the show ring at the 2024 Collin County Junior Livestock Show...

read more
Partnerships, accolades for Wylie ISD

Partnerships, accolades for Wylie ISD

A new collaboration between Wylie ISD and Texas Tech called the Employee Educational Assistance Program is expanding future learning opportunities for district staff members. File Photo In 2023, voters approved a Wylie ISD bond, students in a variety of activities...

read more
WISD workshop highlights construction planning

WISD workshop highlights construction planning

Courtesy WISD  The Wylie ISD board of trustees met for a workshop Tuesday, Dec. 12 that focused on construction planning for new schools. The district’s $298 million “Growth Management Bond” proposal passed on Nov. 7. The funds are for renovating additional schools...

read more
Order photos