Who We Are and What We Do
The Stratford ISD Education Foundation was created to support the educational programs for both the students and the staff of the Stratford Independent School District. The Foundation provides funds for educational programs and activities outside the parameters of the normal operating budget. These funds will be used to facilitate student achievement and skills development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence and to expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.
Founded in August of 2002, the Stratford Education Foundation has given over $150,000 in grants as of December 2018. Many other activities and requests have been funded by individual donors as well.
Donations may be mailed to Stratford Education Foundation, PO Box 121, Stratford, TX 79084.
Stratford Education Foundation Board 2019
SYNOPSIS OF THE STRATFORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION:
PURPOSE—The Stratford ISD Education has been created to support the Educational programs for both the students and staff of the Stratford Independent School District. The Foundation will provide funds for education programs and activities outside the parameters of the normal operating budget. These funds will be used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence, and to expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.
STRATFORD ISD MISSION STATEMENT- Stratford Independent School District believes that each student can learn and master basic skills in education, regardless of the student’s current academic achievement, socio-economic status, race, or gender. Stratford Independent School District is firm in the conviction to provide effective and quality instruction.
STRATFORD ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT—The mission of The Stratford ISD Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to the Stratford ISD to enrich, maintain, and expand programs needed to meet the District’s stated mission of excellence in education.
DISTRIBUTIONS- This is a perpetual Foundation, meaning as the assets of the Foundation grow, it will be there for the future benefit of the Stratford ISD and its students.
MEMBERSHIP & BOARD OF DIRECTORS—Directors shall be elected from current, qualifying Foundation members. (To qualify as a board member, a person must meet the minimum contribution level of $100.00 per member annually. This can be met through one time or multiple contributions per year. All members are allowed one vote in any Foundation elections.) Directors’ terms are 3 years and they can be elected for more than one term.
CURRENT STATUS OF FOUNDATION- It qualifies as a tax-exempt 501c3 Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation qualify for tax deductions (subject to certain charitable gift deductions).
GIFTS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS- Donations of any size are welcome. They may be current or testamentary (given in a will). Examples of acceptable gifts are CASH, PROPERTY (SUBJECT TO BOARD ACCEPTANCE)-STOCKS-MEMORIALS-HONORARIUMS-CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT-LIFE INSURANCE. In the instance of substantial gifts, we recommend your consulting with accountants and or attorneys to maximize your tax benefits. All gifts are acknowledged to the donor and anyone who is honored with a memorial or honorarium.
PAST PROJECTS- may be found on the Foundation’s website: www.stratfordisd.net/stratfordeducationfoundation
You can also go to the website for current information regarding former students, funded grant projects, guest lecturers, our donor list, memorials and honorariums, and various other Foundation activities.