The Hill Country Education Foundation has launched their 2011-2012 membership drive to recruit families, individuals, students and faculty to their organization. Members of HCEF will help to support Four Points-area students achieve academic success in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Annual membership levels range from $100 for families and $50 for individuals to $15 for students and $1 for faculty. To learn more about membership benefits and to pay online, interested parties can go to www.hillcountryedfoundation.org.
In the past year, the Foundation has funded $2,650 for robotics programs, $1,000 for garden clubs, $500 towards a college scholarship endowment fund and $10,000 for Naviance Succeed, the college readiness tool that will be made available to all Leander ISD high school students this school year. In addition, the Foundation has earmarked $25,000 for education grants to be distributed this fall along with $750 for each area robotics clubs. Much of the funding for these programs is largely due to those who attended the inaugural Gala in May 2011, which raised $32,000. The Foundation already has plans for the next Gala set for March 3, 2012