San Angelo Schools Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

October 10, 2016

The San Angelo Schools Foundation is celebrating 30 years of supporting the teachers and students of the San Angelo Independent School District.

In honor of the foundation's 30th anniversary, representatives of the organization presented a symbolic check to the district at a recent high school football game. The check in the amount of $471,269 represents the total of all contributions that the Schools Foundation has provided to the teachers and students of San Angelo ISD over the past 30 years.

The foundation, which was established as a nonprofit organization in 1986, supports innovative academic opportunities for children in SAISD through two major projects each year: the Grants to Teachers program and an endowed scholarship program.

Grants to Teachers, created for special projects not funded by the district, provides grants for learning experiences which enhance the district’s curriculum. With the grant money provided, teachers from all grade levels have developed imaginative and amazing ways to present history, literature, the creative arts, science, and math to inspire children and enrich the learning experience.

The Schools Foundation’s endowed scholarship program is available to seniors of Central High School and Lake View High School based on academic standing, character, and potential. This fund, sustained by contributions of individuals, helps SAISD graduates with the costs of college tuition and books.

The Chief Operating Officer for the San Angelo Schools Foundation is Mrs. Debbi Meads.  Officers of the organization include Chris Galban, president; Crystin Darby, president-elect; Amy McGowan, treasurer; Kristin Lasiter, secretary; and Jamie Highsmith, SAISD liaison.