Every year, the BISD Education Foundation is blessed with amazingly generous donors and sponsors! 2021 was no different. The Foundation recently held their annual donor letter drive and saw such an outpouring of generosity. In a way to recognize the top donors, the Foundation hosted the annual Lead Donor Breakfast at the Mayan Ranch on the morning of September 8th.
The Mayan prepared an amazing buffet style breakfast, Alyssa Cothran, President of the Foundation, gave a welcome and introduction and then introduced the Superintendent, Gary Bitzkie. Mr. Bitzkie gave some history and background on the Foundation and introduced the principal of Bandera Middle School, Mr. Sizemore. He gave some background on the SSEP project and the winning team, and then we were able to hear from the team and see pictures from their recent trip to Florida for the rocket launch. The breakfast ended by recognizing our donors who were present and acknowledging their amazing generosity in person!
Some of the donors who were present were:
Donna Alexander with Bandera Bank
Melinda and Roger Byrd with Buddy’s Water Well and Septic
Anthony Ferragamo with Edward Jones
Morgan Figueroa & Lilly Figueroa
Dianna and Harry Harris
Hooter & Kirk McMullan of McMullan Insurance
Kathleen Montague with Hondo Bank
Eric and Jaren Shaw
DeeDee Peterson and Jaki Perkins with Texas Hill Country Bank
Lisa Lannon with Warriors Heart
Lisa Widner with Widner Electric
Tiffani Winters with Winters Electric
Many of our lead donors were not able to make it, but we still would like to recognize and thank them. They are listed below:
A Place to Stay
William & Jackie Bringhurst
Don & Arlene Butts
Custom Glass & Mirror
Ray & Susan D’Spain
Hayes Housing Solutions
Jerald & Karen Hoskelis
George & Barbara Sharman
Homer & Kathy Stevens
Walsh, Gallegos, Trevino, & Russo Law Firm
Special thanks to the Mayan Ranch for being such amazing hosts for our donor breakfast & for providing such wonderful food!
We cannot thank everyone enough for their generosity and support throughout the years. The Foundation has grown in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to share our grant updates with you very soon for the 2021-2022 school year! We think it will be a record year!