• Foundational – logo, tagline, messaging (“E” vs “W” discussion)
• 1st organized AGC with campus reps
• 1st AGC slides – used to train Board, reps & educate parents
• EOFY result: 45% increase over last year’s grant
(Granted $725K in Sept ’06, $500K in Sept ’05)
EISD Points of Pride
Westlake included in Newsweek’s top 100 public
high schools in America.
Westlake’s Physics program recognized as best in
Out of 124 Hill Country and West Ridge students
who took the SAT, 65 qualified for state
recognition and 4 for national.
Multiple honors at elementary schools, including
Math Olympiad, Word Masters, inventions and
community service projects.
On TAKS, EISD students surpassed state averages
in all subjects at all grade levels.
EISD teachers average 14.2 years of experience;
31.8% have advanced degrees.
Inflation-Adjusted to 2005 Dollars
Taxes We Kept in EISD
Effect on EISD
Taxes We Kept in EISD
As Defined by the Texas Education Agency
The following are not required by the state of Texas; they
are considered extras or luxuries:
Nurse, Librarian, Co
GT Teacher GT Teacher(s) GT Teacher(s)
Specials Teachers Electives Teachers Electives Teachers
Advanced Math, LA Advanced Math, LA All AP classes
5th gr class size limit Class size limits Class size limits
All sports programs All sports programs
language, band, choir
, orchestra, drama, te
fine arts &
Choice of >1 foreign
language; choice to
take >3 years of it
Elementary Middle School High School
Athletic Programs – except staff
Band, Choir, Orchestra – except staff
Tech Theater, Forensics, Drama - “
Hyline and Cheerleading – except staff
Teaching Tools and Supplies
EEF: Funding the Gap
Between Adequate and Excellent
Nurses, Librarians, Counselors
Smaller Class Sizes
Gifted and Talented Teachers
Electives Teachers (academic, fine
arts, sports, technology, etc)
Advanced Academic Electives
Advanced Placement Programs
Required Core Subjects
Special Education Programs
District-Designated Funding (Staff)
Extracurricular- and Campus-
State-Required Funding for Adequacy
Funded by EISD with
EEF & other local
Funded by EISD
with property tax
Some of you may know that I have been volunteering with the Eanes Education
Foundation’s Annual Giving Campaign as a marketing resource since last May. Please allow
me to share why I hope you will consider giving to our school district during this EEF
campaign, which runs from Oct 1 – Nov 15.
The main reason I believe in this cause is that the money EEF raises this school year goes
directly to fund teacher positions and salaries in EISD for the 2006-07 school year. When I
think of all of the wonderful teachers my children have known (and loved) in their years at
Eanes Elementary, Hill Country and now Westlake, I know how important it is to keep those
experienced teachers, and hopefully, to add to their ranks. I have visions of smaller class
sizes dancing in my head! [Yes, I would say this to my friends - but insert your own vision!]
Also, even though the campaign’s goal is to raise $1 million to save 20 teacher positions, a
more important goal, in my opinion, is to increase donor participation. So please, KNOW
that every dollar counts and every gift makes a difference. Imagine what a powerful
message of support we could send to EISD teachers and students if every family in the
district were to participate in this campaign!
Please join me in giving generously to EEF to fund EISD teachers and staff. You should have
already received a donation request in the mail last week. If it’s more convenient, you can
just print out the donation form from the web at
http://www.eaneseducationfoundation.org/pdf/EEF%20Mail-in%20Form.pdf and mail it in.
Or, to make an online donation, go to
Thank you for your time and consideration!
• New color brochure over summer 2006
• Launched Convio-based website
•EOFY result: 17.9% increase over last year’s grant
(Granted $855K in Sept ’07, $725K in Sept ’06)
• 1st video at Back-to-School events (created by student)
• New “brag” sheet as handout & insert for AGC Ask letter
• 1st Marketing ‘Rule Book’, including elevator pitch, tagline, etc
• In Feb, HEB 50-50-50 launch
• In Apr, 1st-time press release that AGC was down
& EEF needed help
• 1st time to show photos of EEF-funded teachers in Annual Report
• EOFY result: 6.4% decrease from last year’s grant
(Granted $800K in Sept ’08, $855K in Sept ’07)
See brag sheet (and thought process)
See marketing rulebook
Please Join Us
2007 EEF Annual Giving Campaign
Free buffet for kids under 12; musical entertainment, bounce house,
football, frisbee, hula hoop, volleyball, temporary tattoos,
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2007
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Place: Rudy’s Country Bar-B-Q on 360
Hosts: Kathryn and husband Ross,
Kathi and husband Haralson,
Lori and husband McDaniel,
Leane and husband Heldenfels
Cheryl and husband Morse,
Myra and Blaine Bull
Please RSVP to ________
at _____________ and
Let us know how many kids
under 12 you will be bringing!
Funding the gap between adequate and excellent
It’s not too late to give to EEF! The sooner you make your donation, the
better it is for our teachers. In March, EEF will give the EISD School Board
an estimate of its grant. Staffing will be planned based on this
estimated grant, so please make your donation today and have it
counted in the estimate!
We know you’ve been
to do it!
Let’s face it, we all lead
busy lives and
sometimes our best
intentions get pushed
to the side.
Give to EEF today and help support staffing for
the 2008-09 school year!
Help Keep All of Our Teachers!
The Eanes Education
Giving Campaign, which
helps fund teacher and
staff salaries and
positions in all EISD
schools, is down this year
– for the first time ever.
To keep all of the EEF-funded teacher positions
next year, please donate now
to EEF’s Annual Giving Campaign at
To the many families who have given so far – THANK YOU!
Our teachers and kids benefit tremendously from your support.
EEF is funding 17 positions in our schools now in ’07-08, thanks to your generosity
during last year’s Campaign. As of late March this year, we estimate that EEF will be
able to fund only 14 teachers in ‘08-09, based on year-to-date Campaign results.
It is not too late to give!
Grand Opening this Friday, March 28, Noon – 7 p.m.!
In-store shoppers who donate $50 to EEF receive
a $50 gift card to the new Westlake Market H-E-B
In celebration of EISD’s 50th anniversary!
What a generous promotion from H-E-B!
Help our schools and feed your family for the same $50!
1. Plan grocery shopping trip for this Friday at new H-E-B.
2. Look for EEF table near H-E-B entrance.
3. Donate $50 to EEF and receive a $50 H-E-B gift card, while
4. Use gift card either that day or anytime within the next year
at the new Westlake Market H-E-B!
For more info, please see www.eaneseducationfoundation.org.
• New video for Back-to-School events (parent prof created it)
• 1st AGC Corporate Giving Society (Kaye)
•1st time to have matching donor push
• 1st time setting & tracking AGC campus $ and participation goals
• Improved segmentation for ask letters
• 1st organized phone-a-thon
• 1st time office staffed Dec 29-31 to take year-end donations
• EOFY result: Flat from last year’s grant.
(Appears we granted $800K again in Sept ’08)
Ask us about EEF!
Look for a letter from EEF in September asking for your gift
to again fund teacher salaries and positions. We hope you’ll be generous.
Please contact us with any questions - We want to hear from you!
Monte and Amy Gomillion
Last year at Cedar Creek,
your donations helped to
fund our Librarian,
Shannon Foley, and our
Coordinator, Debbie Smith.
We’re your EEF Cedar Creek campus reps
Shannon Foley (Librarian), Debbie Smith (CTC) and Lisa Streun (Principal)
The 2008-09 Annual Giving Campaign is generously underwritten
by Independence Title Company.
The Eanes Education Foundation dedicates the net proceeds of the Annual Giving
Campaign to fund extra teachers in our 9 EISD schools.
Property Taxes* + CCE Booster Club + Eanes Education Foundation
Who is EEF?
The Eanes Education Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Eanes ISD. Over the last ten years,
our district has been required by state law to give away on average over half of our property tax
revenue each year, totaling over $400 million. EEF asks the community for donations every year
so the district can maintain and enhance its programs and staffing levels.
When I give to EEF, where does my money go?
When you give to EEF’s Annual Giving Campaign, net proceeds of your donation go directly to
funding teaching positions in our nine schools for the next school year. Your donations from last
year are now funding 16+ teaching positions in our schools.
How does my EEF donation help Cedar Creek Elementary?
Campaign donations from the entire community are pooled together, and the net proceeds are
granted to EISD in August. EISD then distributes money on a per-pupil basis to each school. Our
principal decides how best to deploy those extra EEF-funded teachers at Cedar Creek.
How do I learn more?
At www.eaneseducationfoundation.org or call or email us (Amy or Monte)!
Funds “stuff” Funds staff
* By law, less than half of property tax revenue stays in our district.
Also, your property tax payment includes debt service for bonds,
which fund “big stuff” such as buses and building improvements.
Allison de Young (Reading), Lesley Foyt (Math), Jan Geraci (Reading)
at BPE in ’07-’08
Double Your Gift – At No Cost to You!
Attention New Donors!
From now until October 31, your gift will be matched
by a generous, anonymous district parent,
dollar for dollar, up to $30,000.
Take advantage of this first-ever donor matching gift opportunity –
Help us earn that $30,000 for our teachers!
1,070 families gave to EEF last year. Thanks to their generous
support, EEF was able to fund 16 teachers in our nine EISD schools!
Net proceeds of this year’s Annual Giving Campaign will again fund additional
teacher and staff positions for next year.
It’s easy – just give online at www.eaneseducationfoundation.org or return the donation form
on back. Our database will tell us if you are a new donor. If you work for a company that also matches
gifts, you can even triple your gift! Questions? Call Kaye Kelley at 732-9065.
Never given to EEF before?
It’s not Avon calling!!
On November 18th and 20th, we will be calling all district parents who have
not yet donated to the Annual Giving Campaign. This will be a fantastic opportunity to
learn more about EEF and its proven history of supporting teacher positions, and
perhaps even make your donation.
If you give before 11/18, we’ll remove your name from our list of parents to call.
Of course, we always welcome your calls to EEF directly at 732-9065.
P.S. Giving online is easy & convenient at www.eaneseducationfoundation.org!
It’s a fellow parent volunteering at
the Eanes Education Foundation…
As soon as the above is finalized,
put the same thing here.
Thank You, EEF Donors!
During this season of giving, we want to recognize and
thank all of you who have given to EEF this fall.
If you have yet to give…please know your gift is also needed and appreciated!
We are just $______
away from our campus’
contribution to the
overall district goal of
funding 20 teachers.
Every gift, no matter the
size, makes a difference!
• The EEF office will be open December 29-31 to help with any
end-of-year giving you wish to make for tax purposes. Please
call 732-9065 if you have any questions.
• Donations postmarked on or before December 31, 2008 will
be recorded and receipted for the 2008 tax year.
• All donors who give before December 31 will be thanked and
recognized in the Picayune after January 1.
A Shortened EEF Elevator Pitch
The Eanes Education Foundation helps the Eanes Independent School District in several ways, but
primarily by funding additional teaching positions in our nine EISD schools. Librarians, Reading
and Math Specialists, and Social Studies and Language Arts teachers are some of the positions
that are funded in part by donors to EEF’s Annual Giving Campaign.
Net proceeds of your donation to EEF’s Annual Giving Campaign go directly to funding additional
teaching positions across our nine schools.
The “Official” EEF 2008-09 Elevator Pitch
The Eanes Education Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Eanes ISD. Over the last 10
years, our district has been required by state law to give away on average more than half of our
property tax revenue each year, totaling about $400 million. EEF helps ease the burden of the
millions of dollars our district has lost, and we ask the community to give every year so that the
district can maintain and enhance its excellent programs and staffing levels. For 08-09, we
granted $925,000 to EISD, which is now funding 16+ additional teaching positions in our nine
schools, along with partial scholarships for ten teachers to pursue their master’s degrees and a
study to investigate adding foreign language instruction in our elementary schools.
AGC concluding ask: [Optional: We ask parents to give to two causes every year: to EEF, which
funds teacher positions or “staff”; and to your campus Booster Club, which funds tools and
supplies or “stuff”.] Donating to EEF’s Annual Giving Campaign is the only way we can help fund
teacher/staff positions that the district would otherwise not be able to afford. The Campaign is
going on now, and we need your support! Net proceeds of the Campaign fund teacher and staff
Gala (or other non-AGC) concluding ask: We are looking for table sponsors, etc. and we need
your support. Net proceeds of the Gala help improve the educational opportunities available to
See handoff/transition materials
prepared for the AGC team & my replacement