Want to serve on a Wylie ISD Education Foundation Open Committee?
We build our committees each summer in such a way that each volutneer team can launch into their charts-of-work immediatly as the school year starts. Members should expect to serve for July (some teams start later) through June. If you have questions after reading the details below, contact our office. We're glad to help. Please note that Committees will be capped at 9-12 people.
The Development Committee is a standing committee designated by the Foundation's Board of Directors to develop and implement funding strategies for the Foundation initiatives. This team focuses their efforts on driving the success of a Community Contribution Campaign, North Texas Giving Day, and Donor Recognition. Work load is heaviest the months approaching and including October.
Boots 'N Barbecue Annual Gala
Boots 'N Barbecue Annual Gala is a sub committee designated by the Development Committee to plan and execute on this annual fundraising event. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the community's partnership with Wylie ISD, tell the Foundation's story, and raise funds for Grants For Teachers. The event is hosted each February. This team starts work each August and meets monthly through the event. The timing of the work load depends on the tasks assigned.
The Community Relations Committee is a standing committee designated by the Foundation's Board of Directors to promote and represent the work of the Foundation. Work includes but is not limited to representing the Foundation at local events and social engagements, acting as a Foundation Advocate and telling our story. This team will spend 2021 reevaluating their chart of work.
The Program Committee is a standing committee designated by the Foundation's Board of Directors to develop and implement the awarding of Grants for Teachers and Scholarships for Seniors. Work includes but is not limited to establishing policy and planning as well as implementing the awards.
The following two volunteer opportunities are available to Program Committee Members but are not limited to them. Acting as a Reviewer to Grants or Scholarships offers a great, short but meaningful involvement in our mission.
• Grants for Teachers
Wylie ISD Education Foundation (WEF) has a vision to support enhanced educational opportunities for Wylie ISD. Grants for Teachers is our most significant program that encourages creativity among educators by providing resources for innovative teaching ideas. You can help this initiative by volunteering to be a member of the Grant Review Committee. This unique opportunity lets the community of Wylie ISD be directly involved in the selection of Grants for Teachers. Timeline: July – September: educators submit applications. September: Principals, Curriculum & Instruction, Technology, and Purchasing approve applications. October: Reviewers evaluate applications. November: Staff prepare for award distribution and volunteers parade to campuses in celebration.
• Scholarships for Seniors
Wylie ISD Education Foundation (WEF) has a vision to support enhanced educational opportunities for Wylie ISD. Scholarships for Seniors promote student development and excellence as students pursue a college, university, trade or vocational future. You can help this initiative by volunteering to be a member of the Scholarship Review Committee. This unique opportunity lets the community of Wylie ISD be directly involved in the selection of the most ideal applying senior with the donor's specific criteria. Timeline: February: Graduating Wylie ISD Seniors submit applications. April: Reviewers evaluate applications. May: Staff prepare for award distribution and make awards at the respective campus celebration.
Made your decision? Ready to sign up for a committee?