Cy-Fair Educational Foundation was created in 1970 after community leaders contacted Allen Labay, then deputy superintendent of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Dr. Karl Bleyl, a Cy-Fair educator and science consultant, was interested in developing a scholarship fund. Allen Labay, Dr. Bleyl, Reverend F.J. Aragon, the pastor of Christ United Church, Jim Blackman, shipping manager for Foley's, and attorney Herman Mead met and agreed to establish the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.
Currently the Foundation has 61 Trustees that serve on the board. Below we have featured two of our current Trustees, Robert Adam and Debbie Blackshear.
ROBERT ADAM'S BOARD SERVICES DATES BACK TO THE BEGINNING…WELL, ALMOST!
Robert Adam has been a Cy-Fair Educational Foundation supporter since the organization was the (relatively) new kid on the block in the early 1970s.
Adam launched his steadfast support of CFEF, and his tenure on the board of trustees, 38 years ago.
"I think the thing that has impressed me most in over 38 years is that I have never met a trustee who had selfish reason for serving on the board," Adam said. "Everyone who I have served with has been involved in the cause and dedicated to helping the students of Cy-Fair ISD."
Adam is a member of the board's executive committee. His zest for the Foundation/s mission has been passed on to two of his daughters – Leigh Ann Thompson and Rebecca Howren – who serve as members of the board of trustees.
Leigh Ann is a past chairman of the board, and she and Rebecca serve as members of the board's Scholarship Committee.
BLACKSHEAR SAYS BOOST IN FUND-RAISING WILL BENEFIT "BEST OF THE BEST" CY-FAIR SCHOOL DISTRICT
Debbie Blackshear believes wholeheartedly that the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District has the best of the best in its teaching staff and student body, and that it is the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation's primary goal to raise the bar on raising scholarship funds for diligent students and grant funds for outstanding teachers.Currently Chair-Elect of CFEF's board of trustees, Blackshear is poised to take over as Chairman in July. She has been a dedicated board member for seven years. From that vantage point, she has seen the growth and changes taking place over the years in Cy-Fair ISD, and knows what it will take to keep up with the district's needs and frantic growth rate. "With the growth of CFISD, we added two new high schools this school year which will have graduating classes in just a few years," Blackshear said. "It is vital that we increase the dollars raised each year so that we are able to grant scholarships with meaningful dollar amounts." Read more...