The BEST Education Foundation

This foundation was established to support the students and staff of the Garland Independent School District, which encompasses the north Texas communities of Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. The foundation is overseen by a 17-member Board of Directors, comprised of a cross-section of the communities served by the Garland ISD. The foundation operates independently, but in cooperation, with the district.

News and Announcements

Meet Lisa Cox, our new foundation president

Lisa CoxOn August 4, Garland ISD named Lisa Cox president of the foundation. She brings over 20 years of non-profit experience.
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Ecolab awards $50,000 in grants to district teachers

Over the past 27 years, Ecolab has donated more than $800,000 to GISD teachers. This year, 49 educators were awarded $50,000 Sept. 4...Learn more

2014 GISD BEST Giving Campaign

Donations for the GISD BEST Giving Campaign will be accepted September 29 - October 3. Contributions will provide classroom, school and program grants as well as student and staff scholarships.

Limeades for LearningLimeades for Learning - September 22 - October 26

SONIC has partnered with to help fund classroom projects for teachers who are working to inspire and engage their students...Learn more

Jupiter Chevrolet Teacher of the Month Contest

Teacher of the MonthEach month the GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month, and win a car to drive from Jupiter Chevrolet for the following month...Learn more

Current Winner:
Misty Parmer from Shugart Elementary

Over $25,000 available in student scholarships held by BEST Foundation

The BEST Education Foundation administers numerous student scholarships & grants from local individuals, corporations, and other foundations...Learn more


Ways to Give

Limeades for Learning Click the image for more information about the Walkway of History.

September 22-26, 2014
Giving Campaign Kick-Off Week (materials out)

Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014
Giving Campaign Week

2014-15 Calendar of Events