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When you sponsor a CFEF event like the B.F. Adam Golf Classic, or give a gift through any of our CFEF donation programs, you help us equip CFISD students with scholarships—but that donation is just the start.

Who is a CFEF scholarship student, and how does your donation impact their life? Today’s Scholarship Spotlight shines on two CFEF scholarship recipients: Jessica & David Claros.

Jessica and David are siblings and Cy-Fair natives, and each exemplifies the qualities of a CFEF scholar—hard working, dedicated, committed. Today both Jessica and David work for Caldwell Companies, but their journey began as Cy-Fair ISD students seeking financial support to attend college and pursue their dreams.

About Jessica

Scholarship Recipient Jessica ClarosA CFEF Cecil B. Hall Scholarship helped Jessica attend Texas A&M University, where she graduated with a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2007. As part of a ‘full-circle journey’, Jessica returned to Cy-Fair ISD as a teacher, inspiring her elementary school students in the classroom for seven years. In 2012 Jessica was recognized as a Spotlight Teacher of the Year; in 2013, she spoke about her experience as a scholarship recipient and a spotlight teacher at CFEF’s Salute to the Stars.

Since March 2015 Jessica has worked as executive assistant to Fred Caldwell, of Caldwell Companies; Caldwell is a CFEF Trustee and Endowment Partner, as well as a Foundation Partner. In her spare time Jessica likes to stay active, which includes training for and participating in triathlons. Jessica has been known to race for a cause, raising scholarship funds for the Outback Texas Ministry.

About David

Scholarship Recipient David ClarosLike his sister, David’s path led from Cy-Fair ISD to Texas A&M. After graduating from Cy-Fair High School, a $7,000 CFEF scholarship helped David attend and graduate from Texas A&M in 2012 with a BS in Construction Management, and a minor in business. After college, David worked his way up at Palm Harbor Homes before being hired as a Commercial Real Estate Broker for Caldwell Companies in College Station. Today David lives and works in Houston, focusing on industrial real estate in the city’s Northwest-West Houston markets.

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Salute to Our Heroes will be taking place February 11, 2017 at the Omni Hotel Houston at Westside. With the event a little over three months away, this blog will offer some exciting details about this special evening.


Salute to Our Heroes honors the brave men and women that serve our country. The funds raised at the event go to an endowment that enables CFISD students to attend college. As one of our four major fundraising events of the year, we are fortunate to have an impressive group of sponsors. Our underwriter is Joe Myers Ford. Our Major General Sponsor is Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Our Brigadier General Sponsors include North Cypress Medical Center and Station & Ayers Insurance Services & Consulting, LLC. Our Foundation Partners are Caldwell Companies, Memorial Hermann, and S-G Owners Associations. Last, but certainly not least, our Media Sponsor is Community Impact Newspaper. We still have sponsorships available! For more information, please call us at 281-370-0144 or visit our website.


Our keynote speaker at Salute to Our Heroes will be Kris Paronto. “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. He is a private security contractor who has deployed throughout South and Central America, the Middle East, and North Africa. Mr. Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012. His team’s involvement was essential in the saving of U.S. lives and assets while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours.


Tickets are available for Salute to Our Heroes: $50 for veterans and $100 for individuals. For more information on the event, please visit our website. We hope to see you there! To stay up-to-date on everything happening at the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn!  Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Future!

In this week’s blog, we will provide a trustee profile on Keith Grothaus.  Keith contributes more than 29 years of successful real estate experience to Caldwell Companies.  He is responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies for real estate land investment portfolios and individual properties.  In addition to owner representation, Keith works as a buyer’s representative to locate and assist with the acquisition of property for commercial and residential developments and/or investments. Continue reading Trustee Profile- Keith Grothaus

The Cy-Fair Foundational Education has a long standing relationship with Caldwell Companies. President and CEO, Fred Caldwell has been a trustee of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation for over 16 years and was a past chair. Keith Grothaus, Senior Vice President of Brokerage Services at Caldwell Companies, serves on the Foundation’s Leadership Committee as vice chair and has been a trustee for seven years.  Jessica Claros, an executive assistant at Caldwell Companies, joined the Foundation as a trustee this August. She is a 2003 Cecil Hall Scholarship recipient and was recognized as 2012 CFISD Spotlight Teacher at our Salute to the Stars Gala.   Caldwell Companies has committed their time, talent and treasure in support of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. They are one of our original Foundation Partners sponsoring three of our four fundraising events. Continue reading Caldwell Companies