The History of the Center Point Public School Foundation
The Center Point Public School Foundation was founded in the Fall of 1997. Articles of Incorporation were established with the State of Texas July 15, 1998, and IRS non-profit status, 501 (c) (3) recognition was awarded October 6, 1998. In the past several years, the Foundation has raised some $25,000 to assist the Center Point Independent School District.
The Foundation obtains funding from a combination of sources, including fund drives, staff and faculty, board members of the foundation, student initiatives of the CPISD, area businesses, vendors that support the schools, and from private and public foundations.
The distribution of funds is determined by a board of directors, made up of eight members consisting of representatives of the CPISD faculty, administration, school board, the Center Point community and business sector. Requests for funding are directed through campus-based planning committees, principals of the schools, and the CPISD Superintendent.
While the Foundation uses the high school facilities for monthly meetings, it is a private foundation which is under the direction of the Board of Directors. The Board manages the organization, raises and invests funds, awards scholarships and other CPISD endeavors, cited above. The Board welcomes suggestions from citizens who wish to help or serve, and voluntary contributions are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.
An annual Giving Campaign was initiated in 2001 and has helped raise funds. The 2006-2007 campaign will continue through the summer. Various other fund raising events will be announced during the school year. An annual "Celebration of Excellence" began in the Spring of the 2002/2003 school year to award scholarships to graduating seniors, as well as recognizing deserving persons in the school system and in the community.
The overall program and intent is to reflect the values of a small community "helping its own," The Board hopes you will participate with many others to help make the dreams of our deserving CPISD students and the staff and faculty become a reality.