About Us

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Everman Education Foundation to provide support and funding for learning enrichment and teaching excellence in the school district.

Our 5-Year Vision Statement

In 2022-2023, the Education Foundation will –

  • Be a vibrant and robust organization with history, legacy, and clear future vision

  • Have $1,000,000 in a permanent corpus in North Texas Community Foundation

  • Support EISD Mission Statement in producing graduates who are competitive globally

  • Articulate objectives regarding long-term budget needs

The Goals Of the Everman Education Foundation

  1. The establishment of a non-profit foundation to support students and educators in Everman ISD.

  2. The establishment of a scholarship program to benefit junior and senior high students who are enrolled in classes at post-secondary institutions. These courses fulfill requirements for their high school diploma, and academic courses also count as college credit hours toward a college degree. Career-focused classes such as welding and automotive technology help fulfill licensing requirements.

  3. The establishment of an educator recognition grant program that awards teaching innovation and excellence in the district.

  4. The establishment of a graduate scholarship program for educators seeking professional development opportunities at post-secondary institutions and/or other programs of study.

  5. The establishment of a foundation that allows business, community, patrons and stakeholders to participate.

Board of Directors


  • Sara Woodward, President

  • Rhonda Bryant, Secretary

  • Michelle Salazar, Treasurer

Board Members

  • Juany Almanza

  • Gary Balch

  • Dr. Felicia Donaldson

  • Heather Hollarn

  • Lora Macaulay

  • Michelle Marlow

  • Dr. Kentrel Phillips

  • Ronald Pugh

  • Dr. Cathy Sewell

  • Danny Smith

  • Tammy Turntine

  • Lori Young

Foundation Coordinators

  • Maggie Stevens

  • Janet Wynne

The History of the Everman Education Foundation

The dream of an education foundation to support teaching and learning excellence in Everman ISD has been a part of this district’s quest for many years. Everman community partners have also supported this dream with individual scholarships and ongoing tuition support through the years. Their help kept the dream alive.

Through the unparalleled support of Alcon Labs, Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, (now a division of Novartis), a funding source was identified in 2005. Those funds were immediately dedicated to a permanent financial base that would provide ongoing scholarships from investment earnings. The initial goal for this financial base was $100,000.

With the approval of the Everman ISD Board of Trustees, a foundation to support teaching and learning in the district was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit entity in the State of Texas and granted tax-exempt status. Everman Foundation gifts were allowed as tax deductions to donors.

The Foundation Board membership currently consists of area business leaders, a representative of EISD trustees, Everman community representatives, Everman parents and teachers, high school administration and counselors, and district administrators. The Board of Directors meets quarterly in January, April, June, and October. The fiscal year is January 1 to December 31.

Since that first gift and continuing gifts from Alcon along with other generous individual gifts, the initial goal of $100,000 was achieved within months. A second Foundation goal was set for $1,000,000. The Everman Foundation continues to grow toward the $1,000,000 goal, funding students scholarships and planning for additional funding opportunities that will enhance teaching and learning in Everman ISD.