Mission Statement

Van ISD Education Foundation, in partnership with our community, provides resources to the Van Independent School District to enhance opportunities for educational excellence for all students, enabling them to become life-long learners and valuable members of society.


The Foundation will achieve its mission by directing resources toward the following goals:


  • Encourage all students to work to their highest potential

  • Support staff for innovative teaching ideas

  • Build community awareness for the Van ISD Education Foundation

  • Inspire parents, community members, and businesses to partner with the school district to enhance education


The Van ISD Education Foundation:


  • is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax exempt-philanthropic organization of citizens founded in 2001

  • works to increase private support for educational activities in Van ISD

  • benefits Van ISD students and staff by supporting activities not funded by tax dollars

  • fosters creative approaches to education through private grants and involvement

  • awards Foundation funds for grants and scholarships through a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community and educational leaders


The Van Independent School District has developed an exceptional educational program that provides all students with enrichment, acceleration and attention to special needs. Supporting excellent educational programs requires up to date technology, learning laboratories, cultural experiences, and resource materials to prepare our students for the competitive marketplace they will eventually enter requires a substantial investment but the investment in our children is more than worth it.


In the state’s economy, the majority of school districts no longer have discretionary funds for services and activities that exceed minimum needs and requirements. The situation calls for finding new resources to assist in building and increasing excellence and that is where you can help! Your donation is an investment in the lives of our students.

Ways to Contribute Include:

  • Planned giving

  • Annual support

  • Endowment gifts

  • Pledges

  • Gifts in-kind

  • Matched giving

  • Memorials and tributes

  • Estate Planning

  • Recurring Monthly Donation

Board of Directors

Executive Director: Lynsey Admire


OFFICERS: Stefanie Harris, President; Lindsay Jones, Vice President; Don Dunn, Secretary; Mary Maxfield, Treasurer


DIRECTORS: Kim Campbell, Kelsey Carpenter, Monica Dike, Tiffany Dunn, Jill Dutton, Dan Flynn, Mal Fowler, Judy Giles, Pat Hargrave, Bill Hullum, Julie Johnson, Shannon Johnson, Amy Justman, Brenda Kellam, Phyllis McCaffree, Stacie Penny, Tracie Penny, Misty Smith, and Ashley Williams


DIRECTOR EMERITUS: Mary Peden, Nettie Swinney, Looter Wright, and Dorothy Wright

Van ISD Education Foundation

PO Box 697 | Van, Texas 75790

Maigen Parham

Phone: 903.963.8719

Email: mparham@vanisdfoundation.com

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