Join us in our mission to promote enrichment, innovation and excellence in education throughout the Richardson Independent School District. We believe that a quality public education is the right of every student, fundamental to our democratic society, and essential to the quality of life in the RISD Community. It is a privilege to support the Richardson School District through our 501(c)(3) non-profit education foundation.
We are a separate entity from the district but exist solely to support the education efforts of the district and our community at large.
We invite you to browse our site, participate in our events and most importantly, support our efforts to prepare our children to compete in the global multicultural environment in which we live.
History of the Foundation
The Excellence in Education Foundation was established in 1984, as the RISE Foundation and is one of the three oldest public Education Foundations in Texas. Its mission is to promote enrichment, innovation and excellence in Education for all students. It provides funding for programs that support excellence in teaching and high-achieving students, raises funds for enrichment and innovation in teaching and recognizes and reinforces positive relations with the community.
The Foundation is governed by a twenty-seven member Board of Directors composed of business executives, civic leaders, educators and community volunteers. It is a 501(c)(3) charitable, education foundation and all donations are tax deductible.
What We Do
We advocate for public education and raise money through grants, individual donations and corporate sponsorships. We fund programs that provide student scholarships, professional development grants, grants for technology, special programs, supplies and materials for classrooms.
The Foundation also raises money for teacher, administrator and paraprofessional awards, the Texas Instruments Innovations in STEM Teaching Award and the Fujitsu Trailblazer Teacher Awards. The Foundation believes that retention of highly skilled and qualified teachers and administrators is the bedrock of a superior education system.
Whether you donate online or send a check for support, you can be sure that your gift will work for the children of Richardson ISD.
Paying by Check?
Please make checks out to the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation and designate the fund to which you wish to donate.
Checks should be mailed to:
RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc.
400 S. Greenville Ave., Suite 101
Richardson, TX 75081