Founding Members of Forney Education Leadership Foundation Honored
On November 15, 2018 the original founders of the Forney Education Leadership Foundation (now known as FEF) were honored at Four Winds at a dinner hosted by the Founding Father, George Brown, in appreciation of their commitment to the original dream and vision of unlocking the future for every student. The original foundation, Forney Leadership Educational Foundation, was founded in 2003 and formalized in 2004 by six local businessmen with a great passion for learning and a dream for every FISD graduate to be able to continue their education.
Over the 15 years since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $2 million in scholarships to FISD graduates. Since 2017, over $65,000 has been awarded in Dual-Credit Scholarships and since 2008, over $490,000 has been awarded in Innovative Teaching Grants. In 2018, 112 dualcredit students have been awarded over $36,000.00 in scholarships and 14 Teachers of The Year have been awarded $4,000 for their classroom. These awards and scholarships impact 6,987 students and teachers.
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