Partnerships are vital to moving the needle forward and, as such, we have the honor of working with stellar organizations in our community. Throughout the year, we are going to tell you about a few of our partners and how working with them amplifies our impact on the community as a whole.
Our first partner spotlight features the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation (Foundation) who, for over thirty four years, has developed and allocated resources to Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) to enrich, enhance, and maximize the quality of education for all students. They are an independent, non-profit corporation established by local businesses, civic organizations, district, and community leaders to make a positive impact on public education. One of the chamber’s eight pillars of economic generation is talent development. Working closely with public education to ensure a top-flight future workforce is an important part of our work at the chamber our are partnership with the Foundation only enhances that work.
Over the past eighteen years, the Foundation has awarded $4.8 million to RRISD. In 2018 alone, the Foundation provided over $650,000 to RRISD through scholarships for students, school supplies for students in need, excellence in education grant awards to educators, and other initiatives that are all geared toward facilitating student achievement and skill development, recognizing and encouraging staff excellence, and expanding community involvement from individuals, businesses, and civic organizations in the local school district.
The Foundation was founded in 1985 when leaders from the Round Rock Chamber, the Greater North West Austin Chamber, the RRISD Council of PTA’s, and the RRISD Administration joined forces to uphold and encourage excellence in education through the direct involvement and support of local businesses and community organizations. To learn more about the Foundation, its programs, and ways to get involved, visit their website or contact the Foundation’s executive director, Marianne Reap at 512.464.5600.