Argyle ISD foundation to kick off new campaign

The Argyle ISD Education Foundation will kick off its new campaign, “Back the Red & Black — Soar to New Heights” on Sept. 24 at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.

The goal for this year’s campaign is $125,000, slightly above last year’s efforts which raised an estimated $118,000. George Dunham and the Bird Dogs will provide entertainment for the kickoff where a portion of the proceeds will support the campaign.

Lisa White, board member and campaign chair, says the new theme is a nod to the success of last year’s campaign.

“The Argyle community is committed to excellence in every way. The foundation’s role is to provide funds for programming and training that help our students and staff achieve educational excellence. By supporting the Argyle ISD Education Foundation, you impact students and teachers on a daily basis. As donors, you provide tools and training to teachers that directly enable Argyle to maintain our district leadership position,” White said in a news release.

Several new foundation board members joined the team this year including Laura Chaney, Jennifer Dealy, Michael Deason, Susan Piel and Josh Westrom.

Mary Stein, a longtime board employee, retired and was awarded the Adele Foster Award for her contributions to the board, Argyle Independent School District and the community.

“Mary Stein first came to the foundation as a committed volunteer and then later as a dedicated employee.  Her hard work and service through the years have enabled the foundation to support the Argyle Independent School District students and staff in our mission of Investing in Educational Excellence. We thank her for many contributions and wish her the best as she enjoys the coming year traveling and spending time with family,” said board president Robert Burns in the news release.

Amy Williams began her new role as executive assistant to the board last month.

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