What an amazing year! Last year, the Carroll Education Foundation promised a new fundraising approach to support CISD, its teachers, and our students, and I am proud to announce that as a result of our transformation, we delivered a record-setting $415,000 donation to CISD! Incredibly, 100% of the money raised last year is being used to help fund teachers on every campus.
We could not have done this without you. The Southlake community helped us quadruple our donation to CISD and together we are creating a culture of philanthropy for the benefit of the District by focusing on our amazing teachers. Their dedication and commitment to our students inspires us to support them in everything they do.
But we are just getting started. The ever-increasing pressure of the Robin Hood school finance system requires CISD to annually send more than $32 million to the state. As a result, CEF will continue its mission to fund teachers that the state does not deem critical, but our community believes are necessary to deliver an exceptional education.
This year, CEF remains committed to funding one teacher on every campus. To accomplish this goal, we need to give $550,000 to the District. We know that Southlake is a community with a passion for education and the capacity to give. If every family receiving this e-mail became a Friend of CEF, we would raise almost $2 million and fund 40 teachers.
To get involved, click on the Donate Now button on this page and become a Friend of CEF today! It’s only $365 and you will be recognized for your commitment to Southlake schools. If you are inclined to give more, we offer additional support levels to align with your family’s philanthropic goals. More information about all of our programs and a listing of funded teachers is available on our website.
CEF is honored to be a non-profit organization that supports the Southlake community and one of the top 10 school districts in the nation. Join us in ensuring that the extraordinary students of today become the leaders of tomorrow.
Thank you and go Dragons!
Board Chair, Carroll Education Foundation