Clear Creek Education Foundation Breakfast kicks off 2018 campaign
The Clear Creek Education Foundation kicked off its 2018 campaign at its annual Community Partnership Breakfast on Friday, October 20th at Challenger Columbia Stadium with over 300 community leaders, educators, board members and volunteers in attendance. This year’s event was extra special as it marked the 25th Anniversary of the foundation’s inception by Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and encouraging all attendees and others to help Build the Future for CCISD students!
From robotics and audio-visual production to engineering and steel drums, CCEF funds a wide array of hands on, innovative learning opportunities for students that were showcased during the breakfast. Clear Creek High School’s LyondellBasell Solar Car, CCISD’s Robot “Ruckus” and the “Steelin’ Cats” Steel Drum Band from League City Intermediate all welcomed guests outside with high energy and fun! As guests made their way upstairs, Clear Springs AV Production Team’s photo booth captured memories and smiles. Executive Director, Kaci Hanson, and CCEF Chair elect, Jill Reason, welcomed the crowd while student leaders from the “Leader in Me” program at Falcon Pass Elementary, Druhmi Shah and Cayden Stathakos, emceed the event. Mattress Mack and CCEF multi-year grant winner Miriam Bailey concluded the program by inspiring everyone on the importance of giving back and leaving a legacy that will make someone else’s future brighter.
CCEF has funded over $2.8 million to CCISD to Support Educational Excellence through its programs: Educational Grants for both teachers and students; Technology Education Labs at all intermediate campuses; Clear Horizons Early College High School tuition and books for students; and National Board Teacher Certification reimbursement.
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary the Foundation has created the Quarter Century Club in which individuals can become a founding member and pledge $10,000 over 4 years with a remaining payment of $1,000 to remain in the club.
Community partners recognized included $25,000 donors Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott and CCISD Teachers and Administrators; Chemical Process and Production for $15,000 and $10,000 donors were Gulf Coast Pipeline Services, Marathon Petroleum and VLK Architects. The $5,000 donors included Balfour, Generocity Services, Inc., Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, IBI, Icon Bank, Maxim Group and South Shore Grille. Several dozens more were cited for donations ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.
It’s not too late to join and become a proud Friend of the Foundation to help take education to the next level! CCEF would also like to thank the generous sponsors, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital and Green Bank who have supported the event!