Forney Education Leadership Foundation
The Forney Education Leadership Foundation is a 501 (c3) nonprofit, taxexempt, philanthropic organization, which was created in 2003 by six visionary business leaders and formalized in 2004. By 2008, the foundation had grown to more than $500,000.
The purpose of the Foundation is to award each Forney ISD high school graduating senior, whom applies, with a $500 scholarship toward continuing education - whether vocational, technical, community college or university.
Ultimately, the goal of the Foundation’s Board of Directors is to endow the scholarship program for all graduating Forney ISD high school seniors that will outlive all of those currently serving on the Board.
All Forney ISD graduates are eligible for the scholarship, provided they have completed a minimum of nine months of education in a Forney ISD high school prior to graduation. The scholarship pays $50 each semester, (fall and spring) for the first two years and $75 each semester for the last two years. Students are required to take a minimum 12 hours each semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester.
To apply for a semester scholarship payment, students must submit a schedule of classes, along with their name, address and a contact phone number. All students are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA throughout the continuing education process to continue to receive the Forney Education Leadership Foundation’s Scholarship.
Beginning in the fall of 2007, the Foundation created the Educational Grant Program for FISD teachers, administrators and staff to recognize and support innovative instructional programs which will positively impact Forney ISD students. As of 2012, the Foundation had awarded more than $200,000 to grant recipients to fund programs for their classrooms.
For more information call 972.564.4055.
The Forney Education Leadership Foundation will hold the 3rd Annual Fireball Invitational Golf Tournament on Friday, August 8, 2014 at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Canton, Texas. The tournament helps raise money for scholarships for every Forney ISD graduating senior that applies and teacher grants for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the tournament. There are six sponsorship levels available this year:
TOURNAMENT SPONSORS $2,000
LUNCH SPONSORS $1,000
BREAKFAST SPONSORS $1,000
AWARD SPONSORS $1,000
RAFFLE SPONSORS $ 500
HOLE SPONSORS (Unlimited) $ 100
If you are interested in sponsoring the tournament or signing up a team, you can download that registration form from the link below and then send it to Larry Coker at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 972.552.3873.
If you would like to pay for your sponsorship or entry fee by credit card or Pay Pal, you can do that on the Forney Education Leadership Foundation website. Click on the link "Donate" button below to pay your entry fee or sponsorship through Pay Pal.
Forney Education Leadership Foundation Awards more than $50K in Grants to FISD Teachers
The Forney Education Leadership Foundation recently awarded a total of $51,773 in grant money to Forney ISD teachers to enhance instructional programs across the District. A total of 35 grants were awarded to teachers and administrators in the District on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
Click on the link below to see photos of the grant presentations to the teachers in Forney ISD.
Forney Education Leadership Foundation Recognizes Donors and Top 10 Students at Annual Banquet
The Forney Education Leadership Foundation recently recognized the top donors to the foundation over the past year as well as the Top 10 Graduating Students from Forney High School and North Forney High School. The banquet was held at the Allure Restaurant in Rockwall, Texas.
Click on the link below for more information about the 2014 banquet.
Click on the link below for information on how to apply for a scholarship from the Forney Education Leadership Foundation.
|Forney Education Leadership Foundation Events
The Forney Education Leadership Foundation recently awarded several grants to teachers in the Forney Independent School District with the 5th Annual Teacher Grant Program.
The Forney Education Leadership Foundation has awarded more than $200,000 in grant money to teachers and district employees since the grant program began in 2007. Those grants have been used to help district personnel enhance the education process in their classrooms, on their campuses and across the district.
Monthly Board Meetings
The Forney Education Leadership Foundation Board meets the second Tuesday of every month, unless rescheduled due to conflicts. The meetings are held from 12 noon to 1 p.m at the Forney ISD Central Administration Building in the Board Room.
972-564-4055 - Office
972-552-3873 - Fax