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CY-FAIR EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION NAMED “2020 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits

Award based on Outstanding Online Reviews

Cypress, Texas. September 17, 2020 – The Cy-Fair Education Foundation announced today it has been named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

The Cy-Fair Education Foundation provides scholarships and grants for CFISD seniors and faculty/staff, resulting in continuing education for many. 

“We are honored to be named a 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says Marie Holmes, Executive Director, the Cy-Fair Education Foundation. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including many senior scholarships to CFISD students. Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District’s High School students received: Bridgeland – 7, Cypress Creek – 6, Cy-Fair – 9, Cypress Falls – 5, Cypress Lakes – 7, Cypress Park – 7, Cypress Ranch – 4, Cypress Ridge – 7, Cypress Springs – 9, Jersey Village – 4, Langham Creek – 5, and Windfern  – 1.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. “It affirmed what I had been working for in school and empowered me to take the next step to college,” Harper said.  “I was thrilled to have earned it and determined to show that I deserved it.”

 

“The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid. 

The complete list of 2020 Top Rated Nonprofits can be found at: https://greatnonprofits.org/awards/browse/Campaign:Year2020/Issue:All/Page:1

 

About Cy-Fair Educational Foundation
“Empowering Today’s Students – Tomorrow’s Leaders through Higher Education”

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Media Contacts
Marie Holmes, Executive Director

info@thecfef.org

281-370-0144

 

Perla Ni,Great Nonprofits

650-249-3792

perlani@greatnonprofits.org

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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Today’s Students–Tomorrow’s Future!

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