Educational Institutions

MIDWAY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

  • Waco, TX
  • www.midwayisd.org/foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Midway ISD Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to the Midway ISD for programs and projects that enhance the quality of education.

Main Programs

  1. Grants for Great Ideas
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Hewitt, Woodway and portions of Waco, Texas

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Suzi Pagel

Keywords

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Education, teacher grants

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EIN

74-2914982

 Number

2132301342

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

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

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The Education Foundation has put over $1.4 million into local classrooms through the Grants for Great Ideas and Grant Express programs. Staff members can request funds to implement creative, innovative programs that enhance learning. Grant programs are monitored by our volunteers, and the grant recipients submit a written evaluation for each program awarded.

The Foundation also supports and recognizes academic excellence. High School students can qualify for a letter jacket in academics. Staff members can apply for scholarships to help in earning academic degrees or attending professional development in the summer months.

Programs

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

Program 1

Grants for Great Ideas

This program provides funding for classroom programs and projects that are beyond the typical school district budget. Applications are accepted each semester to fund up to $1,500 for single classroom projects and $5,000 for departmental or campus-wide requests. Smaller requests of less than $1,000 are considered monthly during the school year.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$125,000

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Foundation will achieve its mission by
    directing resources toward the following goals:
    • Encourage all students to work at their
    highest potential.
    • Support and recognize teachers for
    innovative efforts and exemplary teaching.
    • Build public awareness and confidence in
    our schools
    • Involve the community in assuring a quality
    education for the leaders and workers
    of tomorrow.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    The Midway ISD Education supports students and teachers in the following ways:
    1. Provide classroom grant programs to allow staff members to implement creative learning strategies
    2. Recognize academic achievement of high school students maintaining a 93 cumulative average for 3, 5 or 7 months by awarding academic letter patches and jackets.
    3. Evaluate and promote the success of implemented grant programs
    4. Provide additional professional development for staff members
    5. Recognize teachers and staff members who have impacted the lives of children through our Showcase of Stars program
    6. MEF Board members serve as school district ambassadors to promote the achievements of students and teachers throughout our community.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    By generating revenue through donations, our Board members are able to provide funds for recognition and grant programs. The MEF Board has the flexibility to fund programs and projects deemed appropriate as needed.

    The Education Foundation also maintains an active presence in print and social media to "tell the good news" of the successes achieved through our classroom grant and academic recognition programs.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Classroom grant programs are evaluated within six months of implementation by both written evaluations and classroom observations. We have been able to give out over $1.4 million in classroom grants since the program began in 2001.

    Our academic recognition program to recognize students maintaining a 93 cumulative average for 3, 5 or 7 semesters continues to grow. MHS Counselors determine eligibility for this award.

  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have been able to provide more than 500 classroom grant programs since 2001, awarding over $1.4 million in funding. One district-wide grant, for example, provided a 4 year funding program to train over 75 kindergarten - 2nd grade level teachers in specialized early literacy strategies. Since the implementation of this program began, our primary level reading scores have continued to climb.

    We continue to strive to recognize outstanding teaching excellence in our district. We feel that we have done an excellent job of recognizing most classroom teachers, but we still seek a better way to recognize the teachers of our special populations.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Hewitt, Woodway and portions of Waco, Texas

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MIDWAY ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Suzi Pagel

BIO

Suzi Pagel is the Executive Director of the Midway ISD Education Foundation. She is very excited about being the Foundation's first Executive Director and understands the potential for an organization such as the Midway ISD Education Foundation to support the vision and goals of the Midway Independent School District. A graduate of Baylor University and a Midway parent, Suzi has deep roots in the local community. She also has many volunteer and working experiences with city and nonprofit entities including the city of Woodway, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, and the Junior League of Waco.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Craig Cherry

Haley & Olson, P.C.

Term: Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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