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“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” - Marian Wright Edelman

 
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REFUGIO ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE

Our Story

The Refugio ISD Education Foundation was founded in August 2019 by a group of community volunteers, many of whom are alumni of Refugio High School. Our sole passion is to give back to the same school and community that we attribute with helping mold us into the holistic adults we are today. It is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt philanthropic charitable organization that solicits funding from private and corporate sources. The Education Foundation provides a new and innovative source of funding to support the school district’s educational plan. It is the intention of the Education Foundation to provide funding for new programs and activities not supported or not fully funded by general operating funds. These funds will be used to support programs to enhance student achievement, to recognize exemplary staff involvement, and to foster community support and involvement. The Foundation’s long term development plan calls for expansion of ongoing activities and projects that involve the entire community of staff, families, businesses, and organizations to build a broader base of funding and a higher level of support for the school district.

 

OUR MISSION

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

The mission of the Refugio ISD Education Foundation is to partner with the community to provide financial resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the Refugio Independent School District. 

 

FUNDING PRIORITIES

Making A Difference

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INNOVATIVE TEACHING GRANTS

Innovative teaching grants are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize, and reward innovative and creative instructional approaches to the accomplishment of program objectives. The grants must enhance student academic performance and support the objectives, goals, and initiatives of Refugio ISD.

SUPPORTING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Funding instructional classroom materials, parent involvement programs, or any activity or material which supports higher levels of student academic achievement. These instructional approaches or projects are designed to improve and support academic achievement.

RECOGNITION OF TEACHING EXCELLENCE

Teachers are fundamental to the success of academic achievement. By recognizing their efforts, we will enrich and enhance established standards of educational excellence.

 

BOBCAT TRIBUTE PLAZA

Refugio ISD Education Foundation would like to invite all alumni of Refugio High School, faculty, staff, administrators and board members the opportunity to take part in becoming a permanent fixture of the Bobcat Tribute Plaza! Personalized, laser engraved bricks are now available for purchase as well as benches, or sponsorship of a tree. Help leave a lifetime legacy while building on the tradition of excellence and opportunity for Refugio ISD!! Order yours today by filling out the form linked below! A picture of the sample brick and order form are below.

 

MEET THE TEAM

President- Roz Keck

 

Vice President of Finance & Governance-Darren Drake

Vice President of Development- Ronnie Walker

 

 

 

 

 

Vice President of Marketing & Events- Kelley Walker

Vice President of Programs- Shannon Hendley

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary-Susan Cox

Board Member-Willie Joe Gipson

Board Member-Joyce McGuill-Dierschke

Board Member-Chris Rainey

 

Board Member-Dorey Williams

Board Member-Mark Richardson

 

Board Member-Antionwynette Smith

 

Superintendent of Refugio ISD- Melissa Gonzales

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