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ABOUT US

Your donation, event support and volunteer work are vital to our mission.

The Aledo ISD Education Foundation was established by business, civic and community leaders to support the mission of the Aledo Independent School District by supporting innovative educational projects and activities that are beyond traditional funding and/or for which tax dollars cannot be expanded.  Foundation funds will be used for educational enrichment programs such as innovative grants and programs to enhance student achievement, to recognize exemplary staff involvement and to foster community support and involvement.

OUR MISSION

The Aledo ISD Education Foundation partners with the community to provide private resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize innovative opportunities for all students in the Aledo Independent School District.

WHO BENEFITS?

Students... as imaginations are sparked
 
Teachers... as creative ideas are encouraged and funded
 
Businesses... as an inspired workforce, ready to meet the future, is created
 
Communities... for the quality of life and economic growth directly related to the quality of education

THE FOUNDATION

  • is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt philanthropic organization governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business, community, and educational leaders
  • partners with parents, teachers, and community to enhance education in Aledo ISD
  • fosters creative approaches to education through private grants and involvement
  • works to increase private support for educational activities in Aledo ISD
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Ashley Hodo,
AEF Board President

A WORD FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Dear Friends, Neighbors, Community Members and Businesses,
 

Let me begin our 2024-2025 Aledo Education Foundation (AEF) year by thanking you for your continued support. It is an honor to be serving a second year as Board President. It is a privilege to work alongside individuals dedicated to the success of public education, as well as our students and school staff.

Last year we celebrated our 10th year of supporting the Aledo Independent School District (AISD) and grew both our innovative grants and our financial impact. With the continued struggles the district faces from failed State Funding, we have more work to do. Our goal is to fill in the gaps by providing much-needed resources.  This is an opportunity for all of us to help AISD in Growing Greatness!

Our highly engaged board members are committed to serving and supporting AISD. We will continue to provide support to AISD schools through fundraising events, the ever-popular Bearcats N Boots, the annual Don R. Daniel Golf Classic, and the Bearcat Blast Clay Shoot. Our 2024-25 Board will join you, Bearcat Nation, in getting to work for our District – we are All In Aledo! Thank you for investing in the Aledo Education Foundation.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors are passionate about our mission, who use their time, influence, professional knowledge, and philanthropic mindset for the benefit of the students and teachers of Aledo ISD. 

President

Ashley Hodo, Texas Health Resources
 

President-Elect

Jeremy Pruett, Bourland, Wall, & Wenzel, P.C.

 

Past President

Dr. Kim McCuistion, Texas A&M University - Fort Worth

Secretary

Dr. Jill Keith, Aledo ISD

Vice President- Board at Large

Jack Huxel, H3 Homes

Vice President- Legal Counsel

Carol Satterfield, Powell, Coleman & Arnold LLP

 

Vice President - Development

Blake Windham, Texas Health - Willow Park

Vice President - Events

Lauren Edwards, Simpli.fi

Vice President - Finance & Governance

Griff Babb, Whitley Penn

Vice President - Programs

Jake Battenfield, Linebarger Attorneys at Law

Directors

Gloria Barron- First Bank Texas 

Jimmie Busselman- J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Carma Chisam- Slade & Nash

Brian Eppes- Townsend, Gebhardt & Eppes, PLLC

Michael Kent- CMK Partners

Troy Miller- Knight Miller Financial Group

Mark Z. Mourer- Spectrum Enterprise

Dusti Parker- Arlington ISD

Zach Pettigrew- M & P Lawyers

Ryan Pipkin- Naturescapes

Paige Rice- Advance Catastrophe Technologies

Chad Shelton- SouthWest Nissan & SouthWest Volkswagen

Stefan Simpson- Bent Oak Capital 

Matt Sudderth- Happy State Bank

Aaron Valencia- AGame Management 

Dawn Wright- Grace Learning Tree

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ALEDO EDUCATION STAFF

Valerie Kerr, Executive Director
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Lindsey Giles, Executive Assistant

Board Liaisons

District Superintendent

Dr. Susan Bohn*

District Deputy Superintendent

Kim Raymond

Aledo ISD School Board Trustee

Jennifer Taylor*

*District liaisons communicate the educational needs of the district to the board. Liaisons and Strategic Partners attend AEF meetings, but do not serve on the board and do not vote.

Strategic Partners
Aledo Children’s AdvoCats

Aledo ISD PTO

Since 2013, the Aledo Education Foundation (AEF) has raised over $3.4 million on behalf of AISD. 

During the '22-'23 School year AEF gave over $255,000 back to the teachers and students of AISD.

AEF is dedicated to fostering community support and involvement in our district.

AEF inspires learning by funding more than 600 Innovative Teaching Grants and Championship Campus Grants.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THROUGH

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