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Erika Foster (middle), director of the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation, welcomes Community Resource Credit Union as an MVP Sponsor for the Education Foundation’s All-Star Gala at Minute Maid Park in September. Pictured are Yvonne Silva (left), senior business development officer, and David Frazier, president and CEO for CRCU.

The Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation is proud to announce that Community Resource Credit Union, longtime partner with Goose Creek CISD, is a top MVP sponsor for the All-Star Gala Sept. 14 at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros.

CRCU has supported the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation since its inception in 2009, not only as a donor, but also as a participant in fundraisers and events. David Frazier, president/CEO of CRCU and currently vice president of finance for the Education Foundation, was on the steering committee for the Foundation as well as the original board of directors, serving as vice president of development. He also served as Education Foundation president for two years, and sponsorships continued to grow under his leadership.

“CRCU is proud to support the GCCISD Education Foundation because of the impact these innovative teaching grants make on the campus, on the classroom, but most importantly, to the students,” Frazier said. “Our teachers generously give of their time, resources, and energy each and every day. The Education Foundation gives CRCU the opportunity to give right back to them!”

Besides supporting the GCCISD Education Foundation, CRCU provides planners for all GCCISD faculty and staff members, along with door prizes for events, including iPads for the annual back-to-school convocations and new teacher orientation week. 

One of the highlights of the annual Retiree and Teacher of the Year Gala is CRCU’s presentation of an iPad to the District Elementary Teacher of the Year and the District Secondary Teacher of the Year. CRCU and Lamar Elementary just celebrated 25 years as Partners In Education through the Baytown Chamber of Commerce.

“We are so excited that Community Resource Credit Union has committed as an MVP sponsor for our All-Star Gala!  We appreciate the support that CRCU provides for our school district and for the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation. All that we do for our teachers and students would not be possible without generous donors such as CRCU,” said Erika Foster, Education Foundation director.

Since 2009, the GCCISD Education Foundation has awarded 627 innovative teaching grants, totaling $1,188,756, including 10 mini grants and designated funds, to teachers throughout the district to enhance the curriculum for their students. This year, the Grant Surprise Patrol boarded buses and gave out $158,965.37 in grants.

Fulfilling the goal of recognizing teaching excellence, the Foundation has honored 150 deserving teachers, nominated by seniors as having made a difference in their lives, at the annual Students Choice Awards Banquet.  

Sponsorships are still available for the All-Star Gala, but they will go quickly when the Astros Legend, who will make a guest appearance at the event, is announced. Select from MVP, All-Star, Home Run, Gold Glove and Champ sponsorships, which include tickets for the Gala. Individual tickets are $800 for a field ticket and $200 for a Diamond Club ticket ($50 discount for GCCISD employees). 

Supporters who are unable to attend can donate their seats to a deserving teacher to be gifted in the donor’s name, or they can donate back the cost of the unused seats to receive an upgraded ad size (to the next sponsor level). 

The All-Star Gala at Minute Maid Park is the Can’t Miss Event of the Year, with dinner, celebrity emcees, door prizes, silent auction items, field access, photo opportunities and more. 

Contact Erika Foster at erika.foster@gccisd.net or at 832-597-9106 to reserve your sponsorship or your tickets. Check out the website at www.gccisd.net/page/EducationFoundation for more information.

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