The Irving Schools Foundation provides financial resources to maximize educational opportunities for teachers and students in Irving ISD by funding innovative programs, scholarships, and activities that enhance creativity, leadership, and academic success.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The ISF provides cash awards to each of the Irving ISD Campus Teachers of the Year and the two District Teachers of the Year. Each year, we award a total of over $10,000. Individuals, organizations and businesses make these awards possible by sponsoring a specific campus. Don Herring Mitsubishi and Calvary Church are two title sponsors for this initiative.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND BREAKFAST WITH THE STARS
The ISF provides college scholarships to graduating seniors and Irving ISD teachers. Scholarships are awarded each spring at the Breakfast with the Stars ceremony and range from $1,000 to $8,000 each. In 2015, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation renewed its support for student education as the title sponsor for the tenth consecutive year. The Foundation awarded $232,250 in scholarships in 2016!
PERPETUAL GIVING TREE
In May of each year, the newly inducted ISF Fellows are honored and the newly endowed scholarships are dedicated at this ceremony. Their names are permanently inscribed on the sculpture signifying the perpetual nature of their gift.
The ISF provides Educator Enrichment grants each month for professional development. The ISF also awards Grants-to-Teachers two times a year to help support innovative programs in the classroom, along with Campus Site Grants that are awarded to provide campus wide programs. In 2015, the Foundation awarded over $200,000 in grants.
In June, the ISF holds its annual golf tournament. It has grown into an annual event with three other partnering charities in the Brandel Chamblee Irving Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Irving Kids, held this year on June 3, 2016 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club.
The ISF has held a Legacy Gala event in the Fall since 2010. The gala highlights our sponsors, teachers, and volunteers that have dedicated their time and efforts to support ISF throughout the year. The 2015 Gala raised over $350,000 for programs such as STEM, AVID, as well as our grants, & scholarships. Speakers address the business community’s commitment to fostering educational achievement, and highlight the state of education in Irving ISD. The 2016 Legacy Gala will be in November at the Four Seasons Resort and Club.
Volunteers are the key to the Foundation’s success. Volunteer opportunities are available in the areas such as: Finance, Programs, Development/Fundraising, Diversity, Alumni Relations, and more. If interested in volunteering, please contact our office.