Investing in Excellence
Superior education has long been the hallmark of Park Cities schools. The quality of our schools has made the Park Cities an appealing and attractive place to live and to raise children, while also helping to sustain property values.
In 1984, several far-sighted and generous Park Cities citizens established the Highland Park Education Foundation to provide the "extras" to enhance educational programs. Over the past decade, the Texas legislature’s action, known as Robin Hood, has eroded the Highland Park Independent School District’s ability to fund public education. Today, Foundation income, once of source of classroom enrichment, has become a necessary part of funding the current critical needs of the District.
Last fall, the Highland Park Education Foundation formally announced the launch of the Tartan Fund, offering the Park Cities community a solution to the funding crisis. Working together, parents, residents, alumni and friends of this great District can generate the resources necessary to sustain and enhance our tradition of educational excellence.
The Highland Park Education Foundation is committed to building a large permanent endowment fund. Each year, this fund will pour vitally needed dollars into our schools. The dollars generated from this endowment will assure the long-term excellence of the Park Cities schools.
The purpose of this endowment will be to provide a funding source that is permanent and cannot be used for any other purposes other than the education of our children.
There are numerous ways to build this endowment, but it requires the assistance of all of us who are committed to our children, our schools and our community. Endowed gifts in various amounts will be honored, with the donor’s permission, by the naming of a facility or areas within the HPISD. Programs and funds may also be endowed and may carry the name of the donor or his or her honoree.
Please call the Foundation office at 214-780-3063 for more information on the Tartan Fund.