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CYPRESS FAIRBANKS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION / Cy-Fair Educational Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: We raise funds to increase college access for graduates of Cy-Fair ISD by awarding scholarships and to promote excellence in teaching by providing staff development grants to CFISD.

Results: CFEF awarded $ 447,000.00 in scholarships for the 2016 -2017 school year to 105 graduating seniors. This brings the total scholarships awarded to more than 7.5 million dollars since inception. This year we expect to award close to 500,000 in scholarships.

Target demographics: students and staff of Cy-Fair ISD

Geographic areas served: Cy-Fair Community

Programs: college scholarships and staff development.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Christina56

Client Served

Rating: 5

CFEF gave me a substantial scholarship when I graduated high school in 1997 - helped propel me to take lots of hours and make the Dean's List my freshman year at Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University) which resulted in MORE scholarships/grants from the University too! Graduated from college w/ honors & it all started w/ that Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation Scholarship. Now I run a successful Real Estate business ( Christina Boston Real Estate) specializing in Cypress -of course- love my hometown and what a great organization! Thanks CFEF!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved for the past two years, I'm so impressed with this group of people, who donate so much of their time to better opportunities for our kids. I m very privleged to serve on the Cy-Fair Education Foundation. Thanks for the opportunity. Joe Scala

Fred C.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on the board for many years and can attest to the integrity of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation. The mission has remained consistent for decades with now hundreds of students benefiting from the generous support of our donors. The Foundations impact is now generational with many, many first generation college graduates returning to the Cy-Fair area after being recipients of a Foundation scholarship.
Serving on the Board has been a great reward and a blessing.

Debbie90

Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving on the Board of Trustees of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation has become one of my passions. Knowing that I am helping future generations of young people from my community achieve their dream of higher education is so fulfilling. Our kids are our future and it is our responsibility to help the students in our community be educated and become productive citizens. Every May as we award scholarships, it is so exciting to see the excited faces of students and the future in their eager eyes! I am so honored to be a part of a Foundation that is making a difference in the lives of kids!

Mikayla P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The CFEF is an amazing organization that has helped me continue my education past high school and with their support I will be able to obtain my associates degree. It is a huge blessing for me to receive this scholarship because it has secured my future, and i cant wait to pursue my career in nursing and give back like they have done for me.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a board member for about 16 years. During my career I was a counselor for the LoneStar College System and helping students succeed was a strong motivator in everything I did. After leaving my job due to illness I found something lacking in my life. Being on the Foundation Board and chairing the Student Success Committee has helped me fill that need. So it is a joy to help students achieve their dreams but it is also a joy for me to be involved in such a wonderful organization! That you CFEF!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As both a member of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation Board and as a long-time administrator in the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, I know first-hand how important this organization is not only to scholarship recipients, but to the school district and community as a whole. In addition to making college possible to high school graduates, the Foundation provides money for professional development training, which impacts the lives of tens of thousands of students each year. I am proud to be associated with such a quality organization as the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am blessed to be a recipient of the Cypress Fairbanks Educational Foundation. It is such a blessing to be a part of such a great organization. The CFEF has helped me and hundreds of other students make college an option. They have many helpful opportunities that help the transition from high school to college easier. Excellent foundation!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation is not just a normal nonprofit organization. This organization has changed the lives of so many kids, including myself. I cannot fully express my gratitude and appreciation for everything that each individual member does for the Foundation. It is a huge blessing to be able to attend Texas A&M in the fall and know that I have funding and mentors to help me out! Thank you again for everything that you all have done. Amazing organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is such an honor and blessing to have this foundation in my life. Through the funding and support of my mentor, I am confident in pursing my dreams at Texas A&M University. It is foundations like the CFEF that make attending college possible for any student. I am very fortunate and I will give back to the CFEF in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's such a blessing to have organizations like CFEF that help students pursue their dreams by rewarding them with scholarships. College is expensive and to have a group of members that donate money for students so they can seek higher education is heart-warming. I plan to give back to this foundation once I graduate so it can aid students in the future like it did to me. Thank you again, Cy-Fair Education Foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I greatly appreciate Cypress Fairbanks for awarding me with a scholarship to attend the Red McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. They have helped me out a great deal and I hope to pay it forward by helping others in need.

Gabriela P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation has given me a chance to fulfill my dreams of going to college. As a recipient of a 2013 scholarship, I'm truly grateful for the CFEF. Apply for as many scholarships as you can and at least try, I did and look what happened. Marie Holmes and Bethany Smrkovsky, a few people that have made my dream come true are two people that are so nice and helpful in the application process, great foundation!