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
The lifeblood of our Foundation is the scholarships we provide to students in our community. The number and amount of these scholarships are dependent upon the generous donations of our partners and community. We recently finalized our list of scholarship recipients for the calendar year. In this blog post, we’ll focus on the InterLinc Family Foundation scholarships that we awarded. Continue reading 2018 InterLinc Family Foundation Scholarships
At the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, the scholarship judging process is both an exciting and draining one. Draining in that selecting scholarship recipients from a group of such qualified and impressive students is never easy. But exciting knowing that these scholarships will put our community’s students on the path to lifelong learning and success. In this blog post, we’ll share some notable scholarship highlights from this year’s group. Continue reading A Recap of This Year’s Scholarships
Think about how often you use your credit card. Whether it’s your latest trip to the grocery store, an impulse buy online, or refueling at the gas station—it’s safe to say the answer is a lot. What if you could contribute to your favorite charitable organization at no cost to you? Well, there’s a way: Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union’s (CFFCU) credit card program! Continue reading A Special Credit Card Program That Generates Donations
DLD Designs is an artist studio boutique “that is by, for and about women.” Boutique owner Debi Lynn is a longtime CFEF supporter who donates a portion of her profits each month to benefit CFEF staff development grants. She has a passion for teachers and education.
About DLD Designs
You can get to know Debi Lynn and DLD Designs by visiting her website. She hosts a Ladies Night every third Thursday, in addition to regular art workshops. Her vintage and vintage-inspired fashions, jewelry, and accessories can be spotted on more than a few big stars—Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Katherine Heigl for starters! DLD’s designs are a chic mix of modern and Bohemian styles—on-trend, without being trendy.
Visit the Boutique or Shop Online
Swing by her shop at 7710-E Cherry Park Drive or take some time to shop DLD Designs online—don’t forget, 10 percent of each sale goes to charity, including CFEF!
Check out fun, Western-inspired Bohemian Fashion, including on-trend cold-shoulder tops and sundresses perfect for hot Houston summers.
Connect with DLD Designs
In the 29 years since the B.F. Adam Golf Classic was first held, more than $2.7 million has been raised to fund CFEF efforts to provide CFISD students with scholarships. Improving access to college and positively impacting quality of life in our community are the foundation of our vision. Over the course of our 46 year history, we have awarded more than $7 million in scholarships and $2 million in staff development grants.
But we can’t do it without you.
We would love for you to join us on the course, and we invite you to explore ways to support the event as an official sponsor. We also hope you will consider making a digital donation, particularly if your schedule prevents you from attending; we still count on your support.
You can make a donation directly through our website today—or any time. You can also opt to make a recurring monthly donation. If your employer matches donations, don’t forget to check that box
Donate via Text
A fast, simple way to make a difference is to simply text CFEF to 243725 to make your donation.
Donate with Amazon Smile
Make donating simple by choosing Cy Fair Educational Foundation as your organization of choice at Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com). Amazon automatically donates 0.5 percent of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases every time you shop.
Don’t forget to connect with us online! You can find CFEF on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter to learn about upcoming fundraising events.
The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation relies on the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and the community to help fund our scholarships to give high school students the opportunity to pursue higher education. In this blog, we will highlight one of our programs designed for CFISD employees: Donate to Educate.
The Donate to Educate program provides scholarships to graduating seniors. Employees of CFISD have the option of contributing to our Foundation through either payroll deductions or direct donations. Participating in the program grants you several cool perks! If you donate $100 or more on an annual basis, you will receive a t-shirt to wear with jeans on the first Monday of every month. Additional incentives include: (1) monthly coupons to local businesses; (2) a reward for the school in the district with the highest participation; and (3) a special item for those who also participate in the annual Superintendent’s Fun Run.
All donations go to the CFEF scholarship fund and Donate to Educate continues to grow. We currently have over 1,500 contributors who donate almost $12,000 per month! For more information on Donate to Educate, please visit our website. We encourage you to make a difference in our community’s future. If you are interested in participating, please download the Donate to Educate form found here. Thank you for your support! 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!
The Donate to Educate programs provides scholarships to graduating seniors. This blog will touch on the kickoff to 2016’s program with classes beginning on August 22nd. Continue reading Donate to Educate 2016
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
The 2016 Salute to the Stars gala will take place on October 13, 2016 at the Berry Center. One of our major fundraising events of the year, it honors CFISD’s best teachers who have such a significant impact on our youth. This blog will focus on the silent auction that takes place at the gala. Continue reading Silent Auction at Salute to the Stars 2016