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We appreciate our generous community! Thank you to these founding donors of $1,000 or more.

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Bee-tastic Time
The Pearland ISD Education Foundation's first-ever Grown-Up Spelling Bee was a huge success, with 19 teams competing and more than $24,000 raised! Thank you to all of our sponsors, teams and attendees!
President's Perspective
Dear Foundation Friends,

Last week we held our first major fundraiser -- the Grown-Up Spelling Bee, and what an exciting event it was! As words got harder and harder, teams pulled out all the stops to stay in the game -- and raise more money for the foundation. A big congratulations to the top team, the "Modified Spellers" from the Pearland ISD Special Programs Department!
As we get ready for Thanksgiving, I just want to thank everyone who has contributed to our foundation's success. Whether you donate, volunteer or study some really tough spelling words, we couldn't do it without you. Thanks for doing your part!



Jeff Barry
Board President

Founders' Drive: Help Us REACH $150K

As we enter the final months of the Founders' Campaign, we need your help to reach our goal of $150,000 by Feb. 28. As of Nov. 21, we've raised 67 percent -- less than $50,000 to go! Thanks to community generosity, many individuals and organizations already rank among our founding donors. Founding donors of $1,000 or more will be recognized for the life of the foundation.

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Grant Spotlight: Lynette McManus

Pearland High School librarian Lynette McManus used her foundation grant to start a library "Makerspace" -- a creative center where students learn through hands-on, do-it-yourself activities. Students use tools ranging from a camcorder and Raspberry Pi computer stations to a green screen and whiteboard to explore their personal interests and create whatever they imagine. The sky's the limit!

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The Grown-Up Spelling Bee raised more than $24,000 to help enrich teaching and inspire learning in Pearland ISD! Thank you to our Queen Bee sponsor PBK and many other generous individuals and groups. For the complete list of event sponsors, click here.

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Employee Donations

Thank you to the 118 Pearland ISD employees who invest in the foundation through payroll deduction! We are honored to have these district employees give back to students, and our number of employee investors grows each month.

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Interested in Serving?

Do you have a passion for making a difference? If so, consider serving on the foundation board of directors. You could impact the future of our community through your commitment to education. Contact the foundation for more details.

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