Educational Institutions

RISD Excellence In Education Foundation Inc

  • Richardson, TX
  • www.risdfoundation.org

Mission Statement

RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to promote enrichment, innovation and excellence in education. Enrichment and innovation are not superfluous to public education; they are essential. Our goals are to develop supportive community relationships and to provide supplemental funds for programs and activities that allow all students to achieve academic excellence, develop individual and civic responsibility, enjoy a safe learning environment, and be taught by the most highly qualified staff; that recognize, reward and support staff for exemplary teaching and innovative efforts; and that recognize students for, and support students in, their innovative efforts and in their future educational pursuits.

Main Programs

  1. Education Programs
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

The RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc. covers an area located in northern Dallas County and covers 38.5 square miles. RISD includes most of the City of Richardson and portions of the cities of Dallas and Garland (60 percent of RISD is in Dallas, with 35 percent in Richardson and 5 percent in Garland). RISD is comprised of 55 campuses that sere more than 38,000 students. Including administration and support, RISD maintains 70 facilities covering more than 6 million square feet with 35 million square feet of grounds. RISD Excellence in Education Foundation offices in the Central Administration Building of Richardson ISD.

ruling year

1984

President & CEO since 2007

Self-reported

Ms. Elizabeth Ann Hart

Keywords

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education, foundation, LEF, Richardson, Texas, RISD, enrichment, innovation, excellence, scholarships, technology, scholars, STARS

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EIN

75-1945087

 Number

6580394151

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Education Programs

The Foundation is comprised of seven field-of-interest funds: Business, Technology and Math/Science Fund; Excellence in Education Fund; Excellence in Teaching Fund; Family and Community Fund; Fine Arts and Humanities Fund; Performing Arts and Athletic Fund; and Tomorrow's Scholars Fund.

Category

K-12 (5-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$460,750.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

The RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc. covers an area located in northern Dallas County and covers 38.5 square miles. RISD includes most of the City of Richardson and portions of the cities of Dallas and Garland (60 percent of RISD is in Dallas, with 35 percent in Richardson and 5 percent in Garland). RISD is comprised of 55 campuses that sere more than 38,000 students. Including administration and support, RISD maintains 70 facilities covering more than 6 million square feet with 35 million square feet of grounds. RISD Excellence in Education Foundation offices in the Central Administration Building of Richardson ISD.

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RISD EXCELLENCE IN 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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RISD Excellence In Education Foundation Inc

Leadership

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President & CEO

Ms. Elizabeth Ann Hart

BIO

BIOGRAPHY
ELIZABETH A. HART
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
RISD EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION FOUNDATION, INC.

Elizabeth A. Hart assumed the leadership of RISD Excellence in Education Foundation as of September 10, 2007. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the President & CEO of Easter Seals of Greater Dallas where she spent seven years as Vice President of Development and President & CEO respectively..

Ms. Hart brings a wealth of non-profit management experience as well as development, fundraising, public and community relations, and nonprofit management consulting.
Elizabeth is President & CEO of HART INTERNATIONAL, a consultancy addressing a variety of women's health issues. She has served in numerous board positions and leadership roles. Prior to forming HART INTERNATIONAL, she served as Chairman & CEO of the Board of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Chairman of the National Cancer Institute/Komen Breast Cancer Leadership Summits. A strong advocate and educator of breast cancer awareness, she was a charter member of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program Integration Panel and served on several subcommittees. She was also a member of the Technical Program Committee for DOD's “Era of Hope" international breast cancer symposium. She has testified before the President's Special Commission on Breast Cancer, FDA's Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee, National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Counselors and was appointed to the first National Cancer Policy Board.

Creative in education, Elizabeth was the Executive Producer for a public television film entitled “For Women's Lives-Dialogues on Breast Cancer", which was recognized as a finalist in the American Medical Association's International Film Competition. Participating in many national and international symposia, the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, Elizabeth has published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute as well as other science oriented publications.

In the Dallas/Richardson community in which she lives, Ms. Hart is a graduate of the Richardson Chamber's Leadership Richardson Class XXIV, served as Director and Vice President of Richardson Youth Leadership, Lead Tri-Chair of Women in Leadership, a program inspiring, influencing and championing powerful women through advocacy, mentoring and networking. In addition, she is currently the President of the Leadership Alumni Association, a member of the Park Cities Rotary Club

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., is a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a short-story author, plays the piano, and enjoys classical music, reading, and mountain climbing. She is the mother of Alexandra Natasha Burleson Hart (Lexi), an artist, teacher, and high tech guru.

Ms. Hart is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Wome

STATEMENT FROM THE President & CEO

"We, as leaders in the education field, have a responsibility to provide the highest level of education to the students we serve in our respective public school systems. In order to do so, we must uphold the highest standards of integrity, leadership and accountability as an example to our students. In addition, we must have adequate funding to service the needs of the school system not funded by state tax dollars.

The RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to raising sufficient and resilient funding to fund initiatives of the district not covered by state property tax dollars, awards for outstanding teachers as well as professional development grants to retain advanced skill levels. and scholarships for graduating students who qualify."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Gail Hefton

Community Volunteer

Term: Sept 2014 - Aug 2016

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