Wylie ISD Education Foundation, Inc.

Wylie, TX   |  www.wisdfoundation.org

Mission

The Foundation was created to promote quality education and enhance the education of all students in the Wylie Independent School District.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Mrs. Lori Villarreal

Main address

951 S. Ballard Ave

Wylie, TX 75098 USA

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EIN

14-1859786

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Classroom Grants

We award classroom grants each year to educators in Wylie Independent School District. Teachers apply for funds to bring to life an inspired idea and enhance learning in for their students. The Foundation seeks to support individual teacher ideas, campus ideas, and collaborative district-wide ideas. We believe our educators know best how to encourage learning and work to support their big ideas.

Population(s) Served

The Foundation acts as a single application for family endowments and local entities to support the ongoing education of our own Wylie Independent School District graduating high school seniors.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Classroom Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Classroom Grants

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Though many parents have never heard of their local K-12 education foundation, chances are their children are impacted daily by the foundation's work. While each foundation is unique in its operation, its programs and the resources it provides to its community, all share a common commitment to improve education at the local level. WEF works to create a better future for the WISD students and the local community through their support of programs such as arts, music, gardens, special education and STEM. The belief is that strong schools build strong communities.

The money given to the Foundation has a direct impact on our kids. Some of it makes college tuition a little easier to handle, some of it goes to programs that make school a little more special and some of it just make it a little easier to go to school at all.

When looking at programs to fund, focus toward the district's goals is at the forefront of every decision. A strong partnership with the school district is critical in maintaining value and trust. The Wylie ISD faculty set goals and objectives. The foundation's mission is to help them meet and exceed these high standards. Wylie ISD is an incredible school district to be a part of and it is an honor to work alongside Superintendent, Dr. Vinson to help fulfill his vision for all 21 campuses.

The foundation could not function with such vast capacity without its volunteers. Each and every volunteer is a huge asset for the foundation. From Watch Dog Dads who donate their hours to those who give their spare time to help pull off events such as Annual Gala or the Dash in the Dark 5K – we value each and every person who gives of their time. Marcia Coker, facility manager for Wylie ISD says, “I choose to commit my time and money because we not only touch the lives of kids today, we assist the generations to come." The impact of the foundation is that big!

The money that donors give through our major events help fund grants that bring programs to the kids of Wylie ISD that otherwise would not exist.

Last year we had a total of 65 grants written with an ask of over $137,947. We funded 49 grants at $110,677. We are looking to fill that gap by raising additional funds, targeting specifically the parents of our students and going additional grant writing.

Our grant application was designed to be universal, using an industry standard format. This structure will allow us to take the ask externally and without a ton of extra work to help fill the funding gap.

Due to time and staff constraints, we have not been able to do a lot of the additional grant writing.

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.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), 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 identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Wylie ISD Education Foundation, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/18/2020
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Board chair

Mr. Bryan Brokaw

Edward Jones

Term: 2016 - 2019

Lynne Tinsley

Denise Mays

Ada Mooney

Lymari Ames

Cisco Systems

John David

Mike Tibbals

Betty Stephens

Rhonda Blackburn

Lance Goff

Cathy Hanson

Teddy Kinzer

Wende Liebert

Heidi PeCoy

Troy Bontrager

Deede Butler

Jasen Haskins

Joe Hill

Chuck Tower

Laverne Williams

Renee Young

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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? No

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