Giving back: Eanes ISD receives $120,000 from local businesses to fund hiring of additional teachers

(L-R) Kathi Haralson of the Eanes Education Foundation, Thien Nguyen of Baylor Scott & White Health, Tian Lewis of Baylor Scott & White Health and Laurel Sockwell of the Eanes Education Foundation took part in a check presentation during the Westlake High School football game against Vandegrift High School Sept. 29.

(L-R) Kathi Haralson of the Eanes Education Foundation, Thien Nguyen of Baylor Scott & White Health, Tian Lewis of Baylor Scott & White Health and Laurel Sockwell of the Eanes Education Foundation took part in a check presentation during the Westlake High School football game against Vandegrift High School Sept. 29.

Eanes ISD campuses will be able to fund the hiring of additional teachers thanks to the generosity of local businesses which contributed to the Eanes Education Foundation Teacher Fund.

Baylor Scott & White representatives joined a number of local businesses in presenting a check for $120,000 to the Eanes Education Foundation (EEF) as part of the kickoff of the 2017-18 EEF Teacher Fund, according to a release.

Of the total donation, $5,000 was contributed by Baylor Scott & White, which served as an official tailgate sponsor for the Battle of the Lakes matchup between Westlake High school and Lake Travis High School on Oct. 13.

The check was presented during the Westlake High School football game on September 29 against Vandegrift High School.