Fort Bend Education Foundation awards $396,569 to FBISD teachers and schools

Pictured are Fort Bend Education Foundation Board Members (front row, from left): Chris Hill, Vice President of Allocations; Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools; Grayle James, FBISD Board of Trustees; Mary Bourne-Marth, Board Member; Andy Ralph, President; Pat Houck, Past President; Sue Chiang, Board Member; Brenna Cosby, Executive Director; and (back row) Shefali Jhaveri, Board Member; Terri Wang, VP Community Affairs; John Wantuch, President Elect; Dr. Dennis Halford, Board Member; and Terrie Gorney, Board Member.

Pictured are Fort Bend Education Foundation Board Members (front row, from left): Chris Hill, Vice President of Allocations; Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent of Schools; Grayle James, FBISD Board of Trustees; Mary Bourne-Marth, Board Member; Andy Ralph, President; Pat Houck, Past President; Sue Chiang, Board Member; Brenna Cosby, Executive Director; and (back row) Shefali Jhaveri, Board Member; Terri Wang, VP Community Affairs; John Wantuch, President Elect; Dr. Dennis Halford, Board Member; and Terrie Gorney, Board Member.

At its annual Grant Awards presentation, held May 13, the Fort Bend Education Foundation (FBEF) presented a $396,569 check to Fort Bend ISD (FBISD) to fund Grants to Teachers and Schools, Professional Development Grants, New Teacher Grants, and other programs.

Since its inception, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $4.4 million in grants to FBISD teachers and schools. For the 2014-2015 school year, the Education Foundation awarded 173 grants for $262,706 to support the Grants to Teachers and School program.

Additionally, the Foundation awarded 269 New Teacher Grants for $31,315, an additional $30,000 in Professional Development Grants and $70,223 in pass through grants for a total of $396,569 being awarded this year.

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