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CSISD Employees Pledge Over $127,000 to the Education Foundation

CSISD Employees Pledge Over $127,000 to the Education Foundation
Posted on 09/20/2018

CSISD employees pledged over $127,000 through the Employee Giving Campaign this year.

"This is a 27% increase in total giving and an 18% increase in participation over last year," said Teresa Benden, CSISD Education Foundation executive director. "Receiving support from our teachers and staff is the biggest stamp of approval for us because they are the people we serve. "

About half of all CSISD employees donate to the Education Foundation through payroll deduction. These funds are used to primarily support innovative teaching grants, Chrissy's Closet, the Amy Anderson Literacy Legacy and other educational programs.

The Education Foundation is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and the district has opened a new middle school which Benden says has fueled the increase in giving. A fun twist also was added this year to incentivize new givers and current donors to increase their giving as participants were entered into a drawing for an iPad and 50" smart TV respectively.

Established in 1999, the College Station ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) public corporation. Tax-deductible gifts made to the foundation provide funds for opportunities above and beyond the normal operating budget of the school district which are not available through tax revenues. Its mission is to enrich teaching, inspire learning and recognize the successes of the district's students and teachers.

For more information about the CSISD Education Foundation, please visit our website at, check us out on Facebook or contact Teresa Benden, CSISD EF Executive Director, at 979-694-5615 or [email protected].

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Chris Howard, a Wellborn Middle School coach and character lab teacher, won the iPad for being a new giver to the Education Foundation
Lidia Guillen, an Oakwood Intermediate 6th grade dual language social studies teacher, won the 50" smart TV for increasing her giving level.

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