History of Accomplishments The Plano ISD Education Foundation was organized in 1993 to help Plano schools maintain the highest standards of academic excellence. In early years, the Foundation served as a community advisory board to the school district 9s leadership. The Grants to Educators program was created to reach out and support the needs of classroom teachers.
Additional privately-funded programs followed. Today, seventeen years later, the Plano ISD Education Foundation is guided by a board of thirty-two directors, raising more than $1 million annually to help Plano schools remain the best in the nation. Donations to the Plano ISD Education Foundation stay in Plano ISD and address priority programs identified by the school district for which tax dollars are not available.
Since 2000, almost $6 million has been gifted to academic programs and services benefiting Plano ISD that: " Close achievement gaps of at-risk students and ensure all graduates are college-ready; " Recruit, train, retain and recognize the very best teachers; " Assist economically disadvantaged students and families in support of student learning; " Expand communication between schools and community; " Advance curriculum and student performance in STEM programs; " Aid Plano ISD employees with emergency grants for short term, personal crises; ... more. less.
and " Enhance classroom instruction through innovative instructional projects. 2009-2010 Honors and Accomplishments include: In February, 2010 Plano ISD employees donated a total of $121,614 to the Plano ISD Education Foundation through the district 9s annual employee fundraising drive, validating the importance of Foundation-sponsored programs to Plano ISD educators. Major Donors 2009-2010 VALEDICTORIAN $50,000 - $100,000+ Employees of Plano ISD Texas Instruments Foundation Texas Health Presbyterian of Plano SALUTATORIAN $20,000 - $49,999 Capital One Dollar General Foundation Gay, McCall, Isaacks, Gordon, & Roberts, P.C.<br><br> The Medical Center of Plano Park Place Lexus Plano DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT $10,000 - $19,999 Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano City of Plano Ebby Halliday REALTORS® InTouch Credit Union ExxonMobil THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano Plano Arts & Cultural Endowment, Inc. (continued next page) WITH HONORS $5,000 - $9,999 Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd, & Joplin, P.C. The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation ATMOS Energy Boeing Central Market Plano Flextronics Foundation Innovative Solutions for Education Sharon and David McCall Mr.<br><br> & Mrs. Charlie Miller Plano ISD Council of PTAs and Local PTAs Pogue Construction SHW Group, LLP Texas Instruments UDR Verizon ViewPoint Bank GRADUATE $1,000 - $4, 999 ABLe Communications Aon Foundation Arpin America Moving Systems LLC Mr. & Mrs.<br><br> Bobby J. Baggett Bank of America Merrill Lynch The Beck Group Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Liz Bonet Roxanne Burleson Mr. and Mrs.<br><br> Chad Buxton Cadence McShane Corporation Capital One Auto Finance Jordan Case Children 9s Medical Center Claycomb Associates Architects Club Corp Charities, Inc. Coldwater Creek Collin Bank Mike Collinsworth Corgan Schools De La Garza Law Firm, P.C. Sam and Vaishali Deshpande Dyna-Mist Construction Company Elliott 9s Hardware Rebecca Egelston-Caso First Southwest Company Berry Fleming Mr.<br><br> and Mrs. Gene Foster Frost National Bank Fulbright & Jaworski GCA Services Group Harris Connect Diana Henderson Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors Dr. and Mrs.<br><br> James Hinton JcPenney Company Fund Marshall V. Johnson, DDS, MS, PA Jones Baggett LLP Junior League of Plano Lee Lewis Construction Lockton Companies M & A Technology Ben & Jini Mathew Charles & Ann McCook In memory of Robin Merlo Susan & Danny Modisette Morgan Keegan John and Joa Muns Napco Northern Trust Doug and Bobbi Otto Parfumes Christian Dior Patton Boggs LLP PBK Architects Peckham Custom Builders, LTD Perkins + Will Plano East Quarterback Club Plano West Senior High Quarterback Club Plano Wildcat Quarterback Club Pratt Industries 100% Recycled Presbyterian Plano Center for Diagnostics & Surgery PrimeLending Prologic Technology Systems, Inc. Reliant Energy Solutions RLK Engineering Kevin and Cristi Ryan The Shops at Willow Bend Starling Richardson Construction Michael and Stacy Urtso Varrichio Family Foundation VLK Architects, Inc.<br><br> Walsh, Anderson, Brown, Aldridge & Gallegos P.C. W.R.A. Architects, Inc.<br><br> MAJOR IN-KIND DONORS $2,500 + Bradley Graphics & Print CBS 11/ TXA 21 Central Market Plano Gleneagles Country Club Bank of America Neiman Marcus Willow Bend Park Place Lexus Plano JCPenney Plano Independent School District MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Capital One PepsiCo Foundation Plano Profile/Wishbone Graphics The Shops at Willow Bend Southfork Ranch Fannie Mae