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You Can Make a Real Difference

Your support of the Shallowater Education Foundation makes a positive impact not only in the lives of our children, but in the lives of all who live in our community. Your investment today will last a lifetime. Thanks to our generous donors, SEF fulfills our mission to provide financial resources to maximize student potential in Shallowater ISD through educational programs, student scholarships and grants for innovative educators.

Please Consider a Gift

Making a contribution to The Foundation is simple, easy and secure. Whether it's a one-time gift, an ongoing contribution, or a special event, you can know that your funds will be spent entirely for the benefit of our students and teachers. Accountability and transparency are simply a part of how The Foundation functions.

Read more below about various ways you can support The Foundation.

Donor Giving Levels

Please consider one of the Foundation Donor Giving Levels. To acknowledge these gifts of our supporters permanently, recognition plaques will be commissioned and placed in a special public area within the schools of the district.

Trailblazer - $1,000,000+
Visionary - $15,000 - $999,999
Champion - $10,000 - $14,999
Benefactor - $5,000 - $9,999
Innovator - $2,500 - $4,999
Friend of the Foundation - $2,499

Six different medals for the six donor giving levels, including Trailblazer, Visionary, Champion, Benefactor, Innovator and Friend of the Foundation.


Many Creative & Collaborative Ways to Contribute

Celebration Club

In lieu of gifts at your next celebration, request donations be made to the Foundation in honor of the celebration.

Legacy Bequest Society

Please remember us when planning your estate gifts. Giving to a foundation can be a convenient "part-and-parcel" component of estate or life insurance proceeds.

Corporate Employee Matching Program

Coordinate with your employer about matching donations to the Shallowater Education Foundation. There are several ways for collective giving and it always makes such a difference!

General Endowment Fund

Any amount may be contributed to the SEF General Endowment Fund. These dollars help perpetuate the Foundation’s mission to provide student scholarships and grants for SISD educators to enhance the learning environment. Endowment funds are managed carefully and cautiously since they are a permanent asset of the Foundation.

Fiscal Responsibility & Transparency

The Shallowater Education Foundation is underpinned by a perpetual commitment to financial integrity. We understand the fundamentally important role that we have as stewards of donor funds.

Our donors can be confident that the Foundation will handle all funds in a professional and transparent manner. We have multiple fiscal mechanisms to assure controls and transparency. We honor our contributor's trust in all that we do, and commit that your contributions serve their intended goals.

Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in non-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.

  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization, or hired solicitors.

  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and adopted in November 1993. Minor edits to clarify non-profit, foundation status.

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Please contact us at any time. We're always glad to discuss the many benefits the Foundation offers to our educational community. Our volunteers and donors make it all possible, so please get in touch today.

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Happy elementary, junior high and high school students with teachers.
Happy elementary, junior high and high school students with teachers.