Ask the editor: What is an education foundation?


Spring, Klein and Cy-Fair ISDs all have education foundations, which are nonprofit organizations that work to provide financial support for students and teachers through scholarships and grants.

Each education foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees or directors made up of local business, corporate and community leaders. The boards host fundraising events throughout the year to support students and staff across each district.

Since each organization’s inception in 2000, 1992 and 1970, respectively, the KISD Education Foundation has awarded $1.6 million in teacher grants, while the SISD Education Foundation has distributed $1.04 million in funds, and the CFISD Education Foundation has awarded $9 million in scholarships, according to each entity’s website.

For more information about the Spring, Klein or Cy-Fair ISD education foundations, visit, or, respectively.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.
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