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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Ashley Hodo, Texas Health Resources
Jeremy Pruett, Bourland, Wall, & Wenzel, P.C.
Dr. Kim McCuistion, Texas A&M University - Fort Worth
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
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
ALEDO EDUCATION STAFF
Valerie Kerr, Executive Director
Lindsey Giles, Executive Assistant
Dr. Susan Bohn*
District Deputy Superintendent
Aledo ISD School Board Trustee
*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.
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.