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2020 has been a year like no other. Around this time each year, our Foundation hosts a scholarship reception to honor the graduating seniors who have been awarded scholarships to further their education and pursue their dreams. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel this special event for the safety of all of our attendees.

While we were unable to host our annual scholarship reception, we are proud that despite these challenging times, we were able to award $628,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors this year. We couldn’t have done this without the generous support of our donors and our community. For more information on our scholarship recipients for the 2019–2020 academic year, please visit our website. You’ll also be able to find information on each scholarship and the criteria used to award them to our future leaders.

In years past, more than 650 people attend our scholarship reception. This event is one that normally brings together students, their families, past recipients, our trustees, endowment donors, sponsors, CFISD board members and staff, and community members. One of the many highlights of our reception is that recipients get to meet their endowment donor as well as their success coach.

While this year was a break from the norm, we are hopeful that we will be able to resume our annual tradition next year. We know that this is a special event for our recipients and all of our attendees as it’s a time of celebration for all of the hard work that has led up to the moment. Beatriz Flores, a past recipient, put it nicely: “May more students be blessed in the future from CFEF.”

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2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational. Taking place December 12–14, the premier high school boys’ basketball tournament showcases 12 CFISD teams and 12 out-of-district varsity teams. In partnership with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Houston Methodist West Hospital, we welcome you to the tourney in a few short weeks. Continue reading Join Us for the 10th Anniversary of the Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational

On October 17, 2019, the Foundation will host the next Salute to the Stars. For the past 21 years, this event has recognized CFISD teacher of the year honorees. It all began in 1998 with former superintendent, Richard Berry’s vision. His idea was to spotlight the school district’s brightest teachers while simultaneously raising money for the Foundation. Today, Salute to the Stars is one of our major fundraising events of the year. Each campus principal chooses a Teacher of the Year for their outstanding dedication in providing valuable instruction to students. Paraeducators and support staff are also honored for their notable work at their respective schools. Continue reading Salute to the Stars 2019

We are pleased to announce that The Howard Hughes Corporation has named our Foundation as one of a small group of non-profits to participate in their spring giving campaign. For any homeowner who purchases a home in one of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s beautiful Houston area communities–Bridgeland®, The Woodlands®, or The Woodlands Hills®–the company will donate $1,000 to a select group of charities. The spring giving campaign is going on now through April 30, 2019. Continue reading The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation Selected to Take Part in The Howard Hughes Corporation’s Spring Giving Campaign

The holidays are right around the corner. Whether it’s cozying up near the fireplace with some apple cider in hand, putting up lights and decorations, or spending time with loved ones—it’s a truly magical time of year. Before you take a break from work, we would like to give everyone a heartfelt THANK YOU for your donations and support of our Foundation. We are fortunate to have loyal donors like you. Continue reading End of Year Giving Before 2019 Arrives

Are you a hoops junkie? After getting so close to beating the defending champs, are you hoping the Houston Rockets finally break through this year? Are you pumped that college basketball is back? You don’t have to drive to the Toyota Center to see the action in person. The Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational will be taking place December 6th –8th and we have a lot of excitement in store. Continue reading The 2018 Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational

October 18th marks the date of Salute to the Stars. One of our major fundraising events of the year, this special evening recognizes CFISD Teacher of the Year honorees. Since its inception, Salute to the Stars has raised more than $3 million. The underwriter of the event is Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union. In this blog post, we’ll describe the close relationship between Cy-Fair FCU and our Foundation. Continue reading Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union: Underwriter of Salute to the Stars