Debbi Meads, Chief Operating Officer
2129 Valleyview Drive
San Angelo, TX 76904
It has been an exciting year for the San Angelo Schools Foundation. We celebrated our 30th anniversary at our sixth year of Sip. Savor. Support Students. on March 9, 2017. It was not only extremely successful in the amount of money raised for our Grant to Teachers program, it was also fun. Rio Concho Catering provided our delicious meal and Gayle Bickel along with the SAISD Culinary Arts Students made our fabulous appetizers and desserts. The entertainment was by River Town Blues Band and their music encouraged everyone to tap their feet and sing along with those familiar and loved songs. Our own local celebrity, Carolyn McEnrue, was the Master of Ceremony for the evening and Mike Smith was our Auctioneer. His calling was entertaining and profitable. Many of our faithful and generous sponsors, such as Gandy Ink, Lone Star Beef, City Lumber, Principal LED and San Angelo Area Foundation were in attendance as well. Thank you to everyone. Each one of you made our event memorable and helped us raise the most money yet. We came away with a profit of over $68,000.
We participated in another fundraiser on May 02, 2017, called San Angelo Gives. This was the third year we have been a part of this event. It is an online, 24 hour, community fundraiser in which people have the opportunity to donate to one or more non-profits that they want to support. We raised $ 8,277.36 and are thankful to everyone that helped us with this event.
We at SASF are enjoyed a month off this June to catch our breaths before we start back with visiting all campuses in August. At that time, we will introduce ourselves to the new teachers/principals and reconnect with everyone else. We hand out our brochures that tell everyone who we are and what we do. The teachers, staff and principals are encouraged to donate to one or both of our programs: Grants to Teachers and Scholarships to Seniors. It is because of these contributions and our fundraiser sponsors’ generosity that we have been able to give nearly $384,000 in grants and $98,500 in scholarships. Together we are truly awesome!
We have several contests and opportunities for the campuses and individuals to raise some extra cash this fall. We are promoting our Facebook page during the month of August. We are asking everyone to ‘like’ our page and ‘share’ it with all your friends and family. Every Friday there will be Fun Foundation Facts sharing information about SASF. One lucky campus will be awarded $500. We are also giving away two $250 gift cards. Please check with your SASF representative or your principal for all the details.
Thank you to everyone for helping SASF bring excellence to education in San Angelo.
San Angelo Schools Foundation,
Chief Operations Officer