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2020: A Virtual Shift in How Education Foundations do Business


We've heard 2020 described as the absolute "worst." It has been quite a year of challenges professionally and personally for all of us. The top quote of the year has been narrowed down to the a list of 3: "You are muted," "Can you see my screen?" and "Ah, you froze."

How all of us conducted business moved from in-person smiles, handshakes and hugs to virtual conference rooms and waves from our home offices, dining room tables and sofas.

But we have seen the absolute best from our colleagues and education foundations across the nation. You rose to the challenge to provide devices, connectivity, supplies, lunches and emergency funding in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. This year, more than ever before, our communities and parents greatly value the work of educators and the process it takes to teach the next generation.

Your efforts to mobilize donors and community partners, and to meet unprecedented demand, was by far one of the brightest spots of 2020!

We are so honored to work alongside you. Thank you for being the light and the change we needed this year!


-Team FI


On January 14, Foundation Innovation, in partnership with the Texas Education Foundation Network, led Board2Board-Austin with representatives from more than 20 central Texas organizations.


February 6-7, Foundation Innovation led the Executive Director Bootcamp in Buda, Texas. It was one of the final in-person gatherings as a team for the year, but our work to support you did not stop there!




In March, Foundation Innovation consultants led a virtual panel discussion, answering pressing questions submitted by education foundations from across the US as you navigated the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Thanks to the following education foundations for choosing

Foundation Innovation in 2020!


Aledo ISD Education Foundation

Alexandria City Public Schools

Beeville Education Foundation

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Educational Foundation

Cuero ISD Education Foundation

Dallas Education Foundation

Gonzales ISD Education Foundation

Hamlin Collegiate ISD Education Foundation

Irving Schools Foundation

Jourdanton Education Foundation

Kingsville Independent School District

Lackland ISD Education Foundation

Lake Travis Education Foundation

Liberty Hill Education Foundation

North East Educational Foundation

Pasadena ISD Education Foundation

Prosper Education Foundation

Refugio ISD Education Foundation

Royse City ISD Education Foundation

Sealy Education Foundation

Silsbee Independent School District/Foundation

Waco ISD Education Foundation


Happy Holidays from Team FI!

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