On November 9, 2017, The Plano ISD Education Foundation and Park Place Lexus gifted 102 teachers with grants totaling more than $100,000 resulting in a truly heartwarming start to their holiday season.
“The Education Foundation spends all year raising money. We’ll raise about $900,000 this year for grant programs in the district, and this is a part of that,” said Chris Bragg, former President of the Education Foundation.
With each proposal, judges evaluated the number of students impacted, the uniqueness of the project, what value it would bring to the classroom or how the proposal would fill in gaps in current student learning. Over the years, Park Place Lexus Plano has been a willing supporter of the Plano education community, with one of the highlight events being the yearly Grant Patrol.
“Children are the future of this world,” says Anam Ali, Community and Events Strategist at Park Place Dealerships and a yearly participant in the Grant Patrol, “To see how passionate some of these teachers are and seeing the growth opportunities for these children definitely pulls the right strings.”