Texanthropy Spotlight: Fort Bend Education Foundation – 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Award Winner

January 19, 2018

The Fort Bend Education Foundation was the 2017 winner of the Governor’s Volunteer Award for Partners in Education, and the Foundation is also the subject of this week’s Texanthropy Spotlight!

The Partners in Education Award recognizes an individual or group that demonstrates measurable impact on a recognized need within a public, charter or parochial school by implementing ideas and solutions to further educational goals for students. 

In 1992, Fort Bend County business and community leaders came together to form the Fort Bend Education Foundation to support Fort Bend ISD teachers and schools. Throughout its twenty-five year history, the Foundation has awarded $32 million in grant funding to enhance educational outcomes in Fort Bend ISD. The Foundation works collaboratively with the school district to provide an exceptional learning experience at all 75 campuses that house more than 74,500 students and 5,000 teachers.

The 44-member Foundation board includes local business, industry and community leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help Fort Bend ISD achieve its mission to “inspire and equip all students to pursue futures beyond what they can imagine.” 

For over 25 years, the Fort Bend Education Foundation has been able to further Fort Bend ISD’s educational goals – and with positive long term results – by implementing programs that support teachers and equip students for a brighter future.

Congratulations to the Fort Bend Education Foundation, the 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Awards “Partners in Education Award” winner.