Donor Recognition

Houston A+ Challenge salutes the hundreds of generous donors who have contributed to our organization since our founding.

Since 1997, Houston A+ Challenge has raised nearly $90 million to invest in schools across Houston-area school districts including Aldine, Alief, Cypress-Fairbanks, Goose Creek, Houston, Humble, Spring Branch and others.

Below is a list of our donors from the period January 2010 to August 2010.

Donor Spotlight

Joe and Harriet Foster

Joe and Harriet Foster

Joe B. Foster served on the Houston A+ Challenge Board of Trustees from 1999 to late 2010, and served as chairman of the board from 2006 to 2008.

Through The Joe B. Foster Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Foster are sponsoring a series of dinner events related to Houston A+ Challenge's 2010-11 National Speaker Series.

These events will allow thought leaders from throughout the Houston region -- including superintendents, school board members, elected officials, business and foundation leaders -- to delve deeper into conversation with national experts in education research, policy and practice.

Houston A+ Challenge salutes the Fosters for their leadership and dedication to Houston's public schools and students!

Head of the Class ($1.5 million)

The Brown Foundation
Houston Endowment

Valedictorians ($50,000 to $1,499,000)

The Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children

Salutatorians ($10,000 to $49,000)

Bank of America
Joe B. Foster Family Foundation
The Friedman Foundation/Ann and J. Kent Friedman

Class Leaders
($1,000 to $9,000)

Scott J. Atlas Fund
Susan Bischoff and Jim Barlow
Leslie and Jack Blanton, Jr.
Jack and Annis Bowen Foundation
Pam and Murray Brasseux
Karen & Bill Crouch
David Goldstein/Diagnostic Marketing Group
Donna and Jim Donnell
Lesha and Tom Elsenbrook
Martin and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein
Gail and Jenard Gross
Susan and Larry Kellner
The Kinder Foundation/Nancy and Rich Kinder
Ginni and Richard Mithoff
Karol & Daniel Musher
National College Access Network
Macey and Harry Reasoner
Edi Reed and Robin Reed
Samuels Foundation
Yava and Milton Scott
Anita and Gerald Smith

Outstanding Students
($999 and below)

Barrios Technology
Jack S. Blanton, Sr.
CenterPoint Energy
Sara Paschall Dodd
Susan and Barry Goodman
Punkin and Walter Hecht
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Luck
Newfield Exploration Company
Michele Pola
Lisa and Dana Roy
Lisa and Bill Schwartz
Paul and Barbara Schwartz
Lois and George Stark
Tellepsen Builders
Nan and Craig Varoga
Victory Packaging
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Isabel and Wallace Wilson
Winstead P.C.
Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff