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Success Stories

Gifts from our generous donors and business partners are what has made it possible for us to award over $5 Million in Scholarships and change the lives of young people. Below are just a few of the success stories.

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CFEF SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED MORE THAN FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR DEENA MORGAN

It was Senior Awards Night, May 1995, and Deena Morgan made her way on stage to accept Cypress Creek High School's awards for outstanding efforts in Spanish and Calculus. Then she was asked to stay.

In her short 18 years of life Deena had already endured great pain and seemingly insurmountable challenges brought on by a fight with Hodgkin's disease. She was diagnosed when she was in fifth grade at Matzke Elementary School and declared cancer-free one year later after a horrendous battle with chemotherapy.

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CY-CREEK GRADUATE SHARES THE MEANING OF THE “POWER OF $5,000” AT CFEF’S ANNUAL “SALUTE TO THE STARS” GALA EVENT

Attorney Mindy Harper told a distinguished crowd of more than 800 teachers, spouses, parents, business partners and community members gathered at the 2009 Salute to the Stars Gala that the $5,000 scholarship she received from the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation in the spring of 1993 transformed her life. More

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Jeremy Crow

Cy-Fair Educational Foundation scholarship recipient Jeremy Crow is blazing an impressive career path based on his remarkable post-secondary education. These days he is setting the market on fire as a power options trader for Merrill Lynch Commodities. more

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Jason Ludeke, Equity Portfolio Manager, Saracen Energy Advisors

Imagine taking courses for a Masters in Business Administration at the same time you are trying to wrap up your final year in an undergraduate degree program? And imagine that undergraduate degree is in Engineering Science?  

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Spotlight Teacher Lisa Seigle Stewart, Hamilton Elementary

Spotlight Teacher Lisa Seigle Stewart, Hamilton Elementary, has seen the Foundation from more than one perspective. She was a Cypress Creek High School scholarship recipient in 1982, and now 22 years later was an honored teacher at the Salute to the Stars awards dinner. Lisa has been student, parent and employee in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. more

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