The Calallen Education Foundation supports student programs, projects and initiatives that do not receive tax-based funding. The non-profit organization provides grants and financial backing to innovative and inspiring educators striving for excellence in instruction and superior student learning within the Calallen Independent School District.

The Calallen Education Foundation will be hosting their 5th Annual Casino Night Fundraiser at the Gulf Coast Race Track on Saturday, March 5 from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Proceeds from the event will be used to fulfill grant applications that have been submitted by teachers and teaching teams from around the district. According to Robin Orchard, VP of Programs for the Foundation, “We had 25 grant applications submitted this year, 10 more than last year! That tells us the need is there and the Calallen Education Foundation fills a very important role within the district.”

Robin Ritchey-Roy, Executive Director of the Foundation said the fundraising goal for this event is over $25,000. “If we reach that goal it will be a huge success. Our Board Members have been working hard preparing for a great evening on March 5 and hopefully our guests will come out, enjoy a delicious dinner, support the live and silent auctions and play lot of games at the casino tables! It will be a wonderful time.”

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization we cannot reach our goals without strong community partnerships. A special thank you to our sponsors and donors for investing in Calallen education!

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