Educational Institutions

Sanger Education Foundation Inc

  • Sanger, TX
  • www.sangereducationfoundation.org

Mission Statement

Sanger Education Foundation will introduce and support funding initiatives designed to strenthen the quality of education in Sanger Independent School District.

Main Programs

  1. Instructional Initiatives
  2. District Initiatives
  3. Professional Growth
  4. Student Enrichment
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Sanger Education Foundation was organized exclusively for educational purposes to proved supplemental funds for educational and scientific programs or activities for the Sanger Independent School District located in Northern Denton County of Sanger, Texas.

ruling year

2006

Founding Board President

Self-reported

Mr. Jeff Springer

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Valerie Foster

Keywords

Self-reported

Education, Scientific, Programs, Sanger ISD, Sanger, Texas, Foundation

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EIN

20-4067636

 Number

6460806340

Physical Address

602 Peach Street

Sanger, TX 76266

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The Sanger Education Foundation has impacted the Sanger Independent School District and the community of Sanger by creating a perpetual source of funding for education in Sanger, building a strong community support for public education in Sanger and by encouraging and recognizing creative and educational activities in Sanger ISD. Programs identified consist of Instructional classroom Initiatives, District wide programs aligned with District Strategic Plan impacting K-12, Professional Growth Initiatives for staff development and Student Enrichment Programs for learning opportunities above and beyond regular, remedial or required studies. The Foundation has granted in excess of $700,000 in Program Initiatives to the Sanger Independent School District since 2007.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Instructional Initiatives

Provides funding for campus and/or staff to develop instructional opportunities that complement the District's mission, Strategic Plan and Campus Improvement plans. Initiatives may include, but not limited to, math and science labs, technology, fine arts, career and technology and internet-based programs.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 2

District Initiatives

District Initiatives promote Instructional Enhancement by providing funds for specific initiatives that address priorities aligning with District's Strategic Plan. Initiatives may include programs for instructional development that affect students district wide.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Adults

Budget

$20,000.00

Program 3

Professional Growth

Program provides opportunities for staff to attend seminars, workshops or conferences in areas of specialization or for a district initiative benefiting all staff and aligning with the districts strategic plan.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Adults

Budget

$7,500.00

Program 4

Student Enrichment

Program provides funds for enrichment opportunities that are above and beyond regular, remedial or required study. Opportunities such as additional tutoring, after/before school programs and/or summer programs.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Adults

Adults

Budget

$2,000.00

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of new grants received

Target Population
General/Unspecified, K-12 (5-19 years)

Connected to a Program?
Instructional Initiatives
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We receive Innovative Instructional applications annually that directly enrich student learning in the classroom for consideration of awarding funding.

2. Number of donations made by board members

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
100% of SEF Board Members support the foundation annually with many donating through multiple programs including but not limited to supporting either a named endowment or their family endowment.

3. Average grant amount

Target Population
General/Unspecified, K-12 (5-19 years)

Connected to a Program?
Instructional Initiatives
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
In 2015 we received Instructional funding request totaling over $50,000.00. Applications undertake a blind review and scored independently by a selection committee.

4. Total dollar amount of grants awarded

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
The foundation awards District, Instructional, Staff Development, Student Enrichment Grant funding to SISD students, teachers and administrators. We also currently award 10 Student Scholarships.

5. Total number of grants awarded

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
The foundation awarded 1 District, 8 Instructional, 5 Staff Development, 2 Student Enrichment Grant & 10 Student Scholarships.

6. Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
The Sanger Independent School District's website and all 7 area campuses link to the Sanger Education Foundation Website for information, funding applications & student scholarship applications.

7. Number of evaluations conducted

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
All District, Instructional, Staff Development & Student Enrichment grant awards undertake several evaluations. We require a mid year, end of year report as well as a mid year on site award visit.

8. Number of leadership positions held by organization staff in community initiatives

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Executive Director is a member of State Education Foundation Conference Committee, Non Profit Board of Director, Director on a For Profit, Chairs NTEFN & Community Outreach Liaison for Sanger ISD.

9. Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Executive Directer spoke at State Public Relations Conference, 2 presentation sessions at annual State Education Foundation Conference, regional foundation training and at local EF Networking events.

10. Number of hours of training

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Board Members and Committee Members have access of ongoing training including initial orientation, state conferences, regional workshops and strategic planning sessions.

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Sanger Education Foundation has identified three primary goals in alignment with our mission and vision for the success of the foundation.
    Goals are: 1. Creating a perpetual source of funding for education in Sanger.
    2. Building strong community support for public education.
    3. Encouraging and recognizing creative and educational activities.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our objective or strategy is quite simple. Tell the story of educating in today's classroom. We accept donations from individuals, corporations and other foundations to fund our programs and activities. Funding Initiatives are identified annually, prioritized in areas of most need and then relayed to our donors as well as to anyone interested in supporting the efforts of our teachers. SEF has donor programs for accepting General Gifts, Restricted Gifts, Matched Giving, In-Kind Gifts, Annual Gifts, Legacy Gifts and/or establishing Named Endowments for a specific initiative. We are committed to keeping our supporters informed of initiative outcomes, newly identified needs, student achievement as well as philanthropic trends supporting our donors commitment of their charitable giving.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We have a dedicated Executive Director who overseas daily operation of the foundation with the support of an administrative assistant. The Board of Directors are highly qualified diverse individuals who bring expertise to their area of service. Current Board Members consist of Accounting, Banking, Investments, Marketing, School Budget Management, Business and Philanthropic Development. The Foundation engages in a full audit from an independent accounting firm who reports directly to the Foundation Board of Directors annually. Strategic planning and creation of 5 year business plan is conducted every other year with review of goals, objectives and both current and anticipated outcomes. Administration Committee annually reviews all policies and procedures for alignment and applicable. Annual budget is a computation of input submitted by Committee Chairs and Executive Director with Treasurer's oversight. Internal strengths are outlined in policies with diligence of working committees governed by Board of Directors. Sanger Education Foundation in partnership with University of North Texas Planned Giving offer community information programs on Planned Giving Seminars.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    All funded award initiatives submit a mid year and end of year evaluation outlining qualitative and quantitative outcomes and student achievement. In order for an initiative to be awarded, district staff submit a proposal of initiative with goals, objectives, applicability in classroom, alignment of district strategic plan and prepared budget for an independent, blind review utilizing a published scoring rubric. In addition, selected funded Initiatives participate in an on-site review conducted by various committee members, board members, school district administrators and donors to see firsthand the initiative in place and students interacting and participating in initiative. Foundation impact indicators are reflected in number awards granted, continued growth in assets, strength in programs identified and funded annually as well as Board's governance and stewardship of financial stability.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The foundation is currently the permanent home of 8 Named Student Scholarships, 10 Named Instructional Initiatives Endowments and a growing general endowment. Current Assets continue to grow annually along with number of active and new donors supporting foundation programs. 35% of revenue raised has been awarded back to the district in the form of District, Instructional Initiatives, Professional Growth Grants, Student Enrichment or Student Scholarships. 5 Year Plan reflects percentage of program awards increases steadily and decisively annually. District and Community support remains strong with evidence of continued financial support and growth within development of donor base.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Sanger Education Foundation was organized exclusively for educational purposes to proved supplemental funds for educational and scientific programs or activities for the Sanger Independent School District located in Northern Denton County of Sanger, Texas.

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Financials

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Sanger Education Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Sanger Education Foundation Inc

Leadership

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Founding Board President

Mr. Jeff Springer

Co Principal Officer

Mrs. Valerie Foster

BIO

Jeff Springer envisioned a Sanger Education Foundation as an organization created to support and enhance the education of all students in the Sanger Independent School District. Mr. Springer recognized the need to build a strong community support for public education and to recognize creative and classroom educational initiatives. Jeff Springer was an honors program graduate of Baylor University, and went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Baylor Law School. Mr. Springer holds a Certificate in civil trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He served as President of the Denton County Bar Association in 1997-98. A former Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of North Texas, A husband and father of two, Jeff is actively involved with his family, his church and his community, where he serves on charitable boards and in other leadership positions, and assists in teaching youth Sunday school.

STATEMENT FROM THE Founding Board President

"The Sanger Education Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors representing a cross-section of citizens who are dedicated to education and share a vision for excellence in our schools. The Board of Directors work with a equally dedicated significant pool of talented volunteers comprising of sub-committees relating to Administration, Investment, Programs, Public Relations and Development. The Foundation works in alignment with School District Goals and vision for all students of Sanger ISD and funds all programs through donations and the interest earned through endowment funds."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jeff Springer

Springer - Lyle Attorneys at Law

Term: Nov 2014 - Aug 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Volunteers.
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Volunteers.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Volunteers.

Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
Yes
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
Yes
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We utilize a matrix for board and committee member throughout our organizational development. Utilizing a matrix allows the foundation to garner volunteers representing a cross diversity of talents, education and skills to further the foundations efforts on behalf of our local community demographics.