ATPE Foundation News: May donation month, Beth Ann Rogers Literacy Grant winners and more

May Madness donation month

During May 2014, make a donation to the ATPE Foundation and help Texas educators and students blossom!  Donors who contribute to the foundation during our 2014 donation month will receive special recognition at the ATPE Summit in July.
 
Since 2008, the ATPE Foundation has provided $63,000 in literacy and technology grants to Texas public school and $90,000 in scholarships to current and future Texas educators. Nearly 30,000 Texas schoolchildren have benefited from the foundation’s technology and literacy grant programs.  The foundation has also distributed more than $43,000 to Texas schools affected by disasters.  None of this would be possible without the generous support of our donors.
 

Literacy grant recipients

The ATPE Foundation would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2013-14 Beth Ann Rogers Initiative grants.  Through the Beth Ann Rogers Literacy Initiative, the ATPE Foundation provides $1,500 grants to Texas public school libraries to purchase literacy materials and modernize literacy resources. This year’s recipients are:
  • Academy of West Birdville, Birdville ISD.
  • Bane Elementary, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
  • Barrick Elementary, Houston ISD.
  • Bayles Elementary, Dallas ISD.
  • Brookline Elementary, Houston ISD.
  • Carroll Elementary, Corsicana ISD.
  • I.M. Terrell Elementary, Fort Worth ISD.
 
Applications for the 2014-15 Beth Ann Rogers Literacy Initiative grants will be available in July at atpefoundation.org.
 

Scholarship deadline

Applications for the Barbara Jordan Memorial Scholarship and the Fred Wiesner Educational Excellence scholarships are due June 2. Learn more.
 

The fifth annual ATPE Foundation Golf Classic

Save the date! Your birdies and bogeys put books in children’s hands and technology into classrooms. 100 percent of tournament proceeds benefit the ATPE Foundation’s literacy, technology, and educator recruitment and retention initiatives.
WHAT: The ATPE Foundation Golf Classic
WHEN:  1:30 p.m., Friday, October 17
WHERE:  Teravista Golf Club, Round Rock
COST:  $100 per player (includes green fee, cart, range balls, gift bag, beverages and dinner)
 
Register today!
 
Sponsorship opportunities are available; click here or contact ATPE Foundation Director Loree LeBoeuf at lleboeuf@atpe.org for more information.
 

Give as You Get

The ATPE Foundation is proud to partner with Give as You Get, an online portal that makes it easy to shop online and support the foundation at the same time. Online vendors include stores such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Best Buy, Dell, Discount School Supply, the Disney Store, Expedia, GNC, Groupon, Home Depot, Hotels.com, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Office Depot, PetSmart, Sephora and Target, just to name a few! If you are already shopping at these stores, why not go through our portal and “Give as You Get?”
 
Visit this page before you shop and an average of 3 to 3.5 percent of your sales will automatically be donated to ATPE Foundation!
 

“Like” us on Facebook

Check out the ATPE Foundation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/atpefoundation.
 
The ATPE Foundation is registered in Texas as a nonprofit corporation and is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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