Pasadena ISD Education Foundation

aka McDonald's Texas Invitational, Pasadena ISD Athletic Hall of Fame, Shining Stars Gala   |   Pasadena, TX   |  https://www.PasadenaISDFoundation.org

Mission

The Pasadena ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of educational services to promote an exemplary educational system to serve students attending Pasadena ISD. The Foundation collaborates with the community to reward innovative teaching, promote educational excellence, provide educational and leadership opportunities to students and to recognize the teachers and staff of the Pasadena Independent School District.

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Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Andrea Nguyen

Main address

1515 Cherrybrook Lane

Pasadena, TX 77502 USA

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EIN

76-0727697

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Classroom Grants

The Pasadena ISD Education Foundation provides opportunities for Pasadena ISD teachers to propose innovative classroom instruction activities that are designed to increase student academic achievement. The teachers that are awarded funding to implement their proposed instructional activities have demonstrated to the Foundation's Board that the activities will result in learning that goes beyond the resource capacity of the district, serves an identified learning need, and is aligned to the district's learning goals. The maximum a teacher can receive to support the expanded learning opportunity is $5,000.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

The Early Act First Knight (EAFK) Character Education program is designed to capture the imagination of elementary students while helping them develop resiliency skills to successfully and productively navigate challenging social environments. EAFK theme of Medieval knights and characters of a chivalric culture is appealing to elementary students, helping them learn The Code, a character-education curriculum based on Bloom's Taxonomy about ethics and giving service at school, at home, and in the community. It is taught by teachers in daily, ten-minutes segments, using age-appropriate lessons, literature, classroom discussion of quotes and their meanings, and through projects and activities that are completed at school and at home. While Early Act First Knight program occurs in the classroom, students are recognized outside the classroom by family and friends. Thus, knighting ceremonies are held to recognize students who demonstrate the qualities taught through EAFK.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Pasadena Independent School District strives to provide a safe after-school environment through its after school programming. Typically, after-school programs begin within 15 minutes of the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. at night. Without the after-school programs, many students go home from school to an empty household and because many live in poor neighborhoods that are not very safe, they must stay inside with the doors locked. The after-school programs allow students to stay in an enriching environment where they can participate in hands-on science, math, and reading learning that is aligned to their school day and enjoy activities such as chess, cooking, photography, soccer, fencing, and dancing.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

The Pasadena ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of educational services to promote an exemplary educational system to serve students attending Pasadena ISD.

The Foundation collaborates with the community to reward innovative teaching, promote educational excellence, provide educational and leadership opportunities to students and to recognize the teachers and staff of the Pasadena Independent School District.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Most Innovative Fundraiser 2010

Texas Pioneer Foundation

Marketing, Fundraising, Commumications 2014

Texas School Public Relations Association

Gold Star Award for Special Event 2021

Texas School Public Relations Association

Crystal Certificate of Merit 2021

Texas School Public Relations Association

Affiliations & memberships

Greater Houston Area Association of Education Foundations 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children who have access to education

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Pasadena ISD Education Foundation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is according to the Texas Education Agency for Pasadena ISD.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Classroom Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The totals noted here are the totals awarded in mini-grants per SCHOOL year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We envision ourselves to be one of the most effective, efficient, and impactful Education Foundations in the nation by continuously improving upon our sustainable fundraising strategies, raising awareness about our mission, cultivating positive and trusting relationships with stakeholders, and growing our endowment.

Align with and support Pasadena ISD Initiatives
Revise Mission Statement to better clarify how PISDEF supports PISD
Create Vision Statement and identify Core Values
Create Strategic Plan that aligns with PISD

Increase PISDEF’s Impact and Support of PISD
Grow the mini-grant pot to $225,000 by 2025
Get at least 70% of all PISD schools to apply
Receive at least 100 grant applications each year
Award more student scholarships each year
Award 6 Hall of Fame Scholarships per year by 2025
Award 6 other scholarships per year by 2025
Diversify ways to support PISD schools and programs
Scoreboard ($15,000/year)
New Teacher Welcome Grant ($100 per teacher)

Increase Donations and Continue Growing Endowment
Develop a Sustainable Fundraising Strategy with Diverse Funding Sources
Boost Cornerstone Club Contributions
Develop the other campaigns that are not event-based (Annual Giving, Asset Planning, Bequeaths, Honorariums, etc.

Improve PISDEF’s Efficiency & Effectiveness
Make the mini-grant program more accessible and efficient
Create an online grant application
Offer grant writing workshop online
Improve Board of Directors’ engagement and productivity
Plan effective and productive workshops, meetings, and orientations
Create an online Directors Portal to make resources more accessible to Board Members
Try to get inactive members more involved or ask them to step down in order to make room for new proactive members
Recruit diverse members
Create and activate ad-hoc committees
Clearly define the roles and responsibilities of each committee and its members
Expand PISDEF Staff
Research other Foundation’s business models with bigger staff size
Recruit new staff members with experience in donor development, alumni development, event planning, marketing, and fundraising.
Improve Community Understanding of and Engagement with PISDEF
Launch new PISDEF Website that offers useful information and features
Increase reach through social media (double Facebook likes/ followers)
Diversify How and Ways Donors Can Give
Launch a new online fundraising platform that includes various features such as text to donate, crowdfunding tools, and online auctions.
Utilize an Annual Campaign
Develop and nurture donor relationships
Create a board-approved annual budget and adopt donation and spending guidelines.

The capabilities of the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation to meet our goals are excellent. With a lean operation and a focus on service and impact, PISDEF has time and time proved that we are committed to championing education and are helping to meet the growing needs of local students and teachers.

Pasadena ISD Education Foundation is making great strides in growing our impact. Each year, we give more and more to classroom mini-grants.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Pasadena ISD Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 3/2/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Judy Harrison

Retired

Term: 2020 - 2021

Jack Bailey

Retired

Bill Barmore

Retired

Chris Bezdek

Community Bank of Texas

Patti Bodkins

Realtor

Terry Brotherton

Brotherton Properties

Bob Gebhard

Texas Citizens Bank

AJ Jabbary

ABC Dental

Kirk Lewis

Retired

Linda Lukaszewski

Gulf Coast Educators FCU

Charles Welsh

Retired

Herman Williams

Qualified Properties

Cristina Burt Womack

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

DeeAnn Powell

Pasadena ISD

Salvador Serrano

Serrano Agency

Judy Harrison

Retired

Kelly McGill

IBI Group

Phil Barker

Retired

Steve Cowart

Engineer

Troy McCarley

Pasadena ISD

Debbie Pace-Rowland

Realtor

Jackie Spigener

Silver Sycamore

Ken Unfried

Capital Bank

Ginny Wagner

First Lady

Denise Burleigh

Burleigh Chiropractic

Jay Mackey

Community First ER

Oscar Arredondo

Chevron

Vickie Morgan

PISD Trustee

Gloria Gallegos

Pasadena ISD

DeeAnn Powell

Pasadena ISD

Steve Sipes

State Farm

Tish Eubanks

City of Pasadena

Wayne Adams

Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/14/2022,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data