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TYLER, April 8, 2013--The Tyler ISD Foundation met its annual fund goal of $150,000 in unrestricted donations to administer its mission of inspiring learning, enriching teaching and enhancing opportunities for the over 18,000 students enrolled in Tyler Independent School District.
Campaign chairs Sharie Withers and Dr. Brian Stone announced the completion of the initial community drive, but encouraged the Foundation Board of Directors and the community to provide a stretch goal of $250,000, at the most recent Foundation Board of Directors’ meeting at the Gary Campus March 27th.
The Foundation Board of Directors heard an informative presentation of the upcoming bond election; an overview of the programs offered at the Gary Campus on Chilton Avenue near downtown.
The board also announced that the 2012-2013 community campaign has met the $150,000 goal and is pushing for the stretch goal of $250,000.
The Foundation’s next event will be the Night of Shining Stars—a Hollywood-style event to honor the top 20 students graduating this spring from Lee and the top 20 students graduating from JT, Tuesday, April 30th, 7 p.m. Each student will honor one Tyler ISD educator for being an important impact of their success. Only donors to the Foundation are invited; donations may be sent to the Tyler ISD Foundation, 315 North Broadway, Suite 401, Tyler, Texas 75702.
Photo: Gay L. Smith, President, Tyler ISD Foundation 2013-2013; Dr. Gary Gross, M.D., long-time board director, receives the Top Campaign Director Award, along with Gary Mooring, Tyler ISD Superintendent. The Foundation board met at the Gary Campus which houses the gift and talented programming at the TARGET (Tyler ISD R. Gifted Education. Dr. Gross brought in more donations, retrieved more lapsed donors, and found more first-time donors to the 23 year old Foundation.
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