Building on a Solid Foundation

What do concrete, mortar, money and education have in common?  They are all the primary ingredients in building a solid foundation. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a foundation is “a usually stone or concrete structure that supports a building from underneath.”  Yet another definition is “an organization that is created and supported with money that people give in order to do something that helps society.” 

While the Hill Country Education Foundation (HCEF) is clearly defined by the second definition, it does, in a figurative sense support many schools – or concrete structures.  Since its inception in 2009, HCEF has raised more than $300k for the Four Point area schools (Vandegrift High School, Canyon Ridge Middle School, Four Points Middles School, Laura Welsh Bush Elementary, Steiner Ranch Elementary and River Ridge Elementary) and has funded:

more than $80k in grants awarded to Four Point Area teachers

Naviance – a college readiness platform for all of LISD

ReadiStep – eighth grade assessment testing

$18k for the VHS biomedical program

$30k in robotics for elementary and middle schools

a pilot Mandarin Chinese program,

Ebooks for the libraries (click here for a complete list of contributions) 

This past weekend, with the support of neighbors, community members and local businesses, HCEF’s annual Giddy Up Gala raised over $100K with 100% going back to our teachers, students and schools.  Through the support of this amazing foundation, we are impacting education, children, homes and our community – one stone, one dollar, one program at a time. Just one more reason that makes the Four Point Area a great place to live! 

We are proud to be a part of the HCEF. If you would like information on how you can be a part of such an impactful organization or to learn more about living in the Four Points Area, contact us at 512.261.1000. 

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