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North Texas Giving Day 2014

On behalf of Board of Directors of the Frisco Education Foundation, thank you for participating in the 6th annual North Texas Giving Day yesterday!  Your contribution went even further thanks to the bonus funds to help Frisco Education Foundation continue our mission of providing financial resources to maximize student potential in the FISD through educational programs, student scholarships and grants for innovative educators.

Since 1999, the Frisco Education Foundation has provided more than 3437 graduating FISD seniors with scholarships totaling over $3,000,000 and awarded educators more than $380,000 in grants. 

Thank you for taking part in this important day of giving for our organization!


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It's a Party with a Purpose!

Celebrating 15 years of investing in the future of our students!

2014 Gary Burns Fun Run -- Saturday, October 25, 2014

Toyota Stadium

Please check back for additional details!


The 2014 Mindbender Academy was an outstanding success!

-- Thank you to all of our sponsors --


2014 Sponsors


Food and Snack Sponsors


What the parents are saying about the camp:

My daughter and her friend are having the best time this week! She can't stop talking every day about what all they did and what she learned. And the best part is she is now saying she wants to be an engineer - yea!

What one of the campers had to say about the camp:

I am really thankful to everyone who helped organize MindBender, this is not only from myself but from all the campers at MindBender. This whole week of camp was really exciting and I learned new and cool things. I am sure that MindBender is going to help me for the future with my inventions and innovative products. Can you please pass my thanks to everyone who helped organize MindBender academy, the instructors and the volunteers who came from NASA and Alcatel-Lucent.

Click here to see the FISD article regarding Mindbender.


Couple Leaves Legacy of Opportunity for Frisco ISD Students

Roger Lawler Donation


A donation from Roger and Jody Lawler of Frisco will make a huge difference for generations of future Frisco ISD students.

The $1 million gift is the largest ever in the history of the Frisco Education Foundation.

The money will establish the Roger Lawler Endowed Honor Scholarship Fund. Interest generated from the endowment will provide college scholarships into perpetuity for graduating FISD seniors.

“This gift represents a major milestone for the Foundation and we could not be more humbled and honored to pay it forward to the benefit of our youth,” said Foundation Director Allison Miller. “It really means a lot that it comes from a family that has worked the land and been part of the community for so long.”

The Lawlers were formally recognized for their generous gift during a special presentation at this year’s Scholarship Night, held May 15 at Dr Pepper Arena.

The Foundation presented more than 700 scholarships totaling nearly $600,000 to help graduating FISD seniors continue their education.

The awards, included those funded by the Foundation and corporate, community and school groups, were presented to 537 students based on a number of criteria including academic achievement, community involvement, volunteer efforts and more.

“The goal is to assist those who would not otherwise be able to attend college due to financial hardship in fulfilling their dream of a post high school education,” said Roger Lawler.

Sam Roach, a longtime supporter of Frisco Education Foundation, first introduced the Lawlers to the Foundation last year. At that time, they donated $18,000 to support three separate $6,000 scholarships for members of the Class of 2013. The $1 million donation was presented in January 2014.

Scholarship Information 2015

Attention FISD Seniors:

The FEF Scholarship Application will go live on our website on

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 10am!

The submission deadline for the FEF scholarship application:

5pm on Friday, December 19, 2014! No Exceptions!

Scholarship Night will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Dr Pepper Arena.


CoServ W. Tip Hall, Jr. Scholarship and Youth Tour Application

Available to students within the CoServ service area

Deadline: January 30, 2015 at 5pm

Click here for W. Tip Hall, Jr. Scholarship Application

Click here for W. Tip Hall, Jr. Scholarship Application Checklist

Click here for W. Tip Hall, Jr. Operating Guidelines

Click here for Youth Tour 2015 Application


Congratulations to 2014 Scholarship Recipients!

The Frisco Education Foundation, along with its many

community and business partners, presented more than

500 students with scholarships on May 15, 2014,

at Dr Pepper Arena. More than 700 scholarships were

awarded totaling almost $600,000!

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2014 Scholarship Night 5


Congratulations to all honored at the Frisco Chamber Annual Banquet!

FEF was honored to accept the Small Non Profit of the Year award.

Thank you to all of our board members that give their time and talent

to fulfill the FEF mission!

FEF Small Non Profit of the Year

Congratulations to FEF Board Treasurer, Gary Carley,

on being named Citizen of the Year!

Gary Carley Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to FEF Board Member, Michael Simmons,

on being named Ambassador of the Year!

Michael Simmons

Please click here for FISD article.


A big THANK YOU to

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for their $10,000 Sustaining Partner Donation!

Pogue Check Presentation

Pogue Construction presented the FEF board with this donation at the FEF January board meeting. This donation will help sustain the Frisco Education Foundation

mission into perpetuity!



A big THANK YOU to

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CoServ Check Presentation

Co-Serv presented the FEF Board with a $30,000 check at the January 2014 FEF Board Meeting. The CoServ Endowment provides grants for New Teachers! These grants are awarded at the at the New Teacher Breakfast so the new teachers can equip their new classrooms with classroom supplies.



We are proud of FISD and its community partners to have been named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People of 2012, an award given by the America’s Promise Alliance and sponsored by ING. There is a lengthy application process and we have been told that there was stiff competition this year with more than 300 applications being submitted. In order to be considered for the award, communities –which can be defined as a city, township or a school district - must demonstrate in the application process what they do to meet the Five Promises of the America’s Promise Alliance. Those are:

· Caring Adults

· Safe Places

· A Healthy Start

· Effective Education

· Opportunities to Help Others

We are thankful for our many partners in the community who help us meet the needs of our young people and make this a great place to live and raise a family.

The winners of this award receive a $2,500 grant to go toward a program that supports one of the promises, along with two street signs, and a trophy.


Be sure to check out the Pre-Admission and Transfer Programs offered through Collin College:

The Princeton Review: Getting In
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Living Legends Conference Center
Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano

The Princeton Review's "Getting In" seminars reveal the secrets to being accepted to America's "finest colleges." What will get you into college and when should you prepare? How can you take control of the college search and not let it control you? How can you beat the SAT and ACT? You've got questions, we've got answers. Please note: Seating is limited. While there is no fee to attend, registration is required. Please go to to register. For questions, please call 972.377.1772. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call to ensure your reservation was received. Hurry~ Spaces are filling quickly!

Ebby Advantage Program - FISD Employee Benefit Opportunity

Ebby Halliday, REALTORS will pay 20% of the referred side commission to each Frisco ISD employee at closing when they register for the Ebby Advantage Program. Ebby Halliday, REALTORS will also contribute 5% of the referred side commission to the Frisco Education Foundation.

Ebby Advantage Program

Click here for additional information

also information about the program is on the following link