Alamo Heights School Foundation

Our Story

The Alamo Heights School Foundation is the oldest public school foundation in Texas. Since 1971, with the generosity of our community, the Foundation has provided millions of dollars to meet critical educational needs of AHISD as well as ongoing support of its teachers and students.

In the 1990s, the Texas Legislature passed school finance laws mandating that the more affluent tax based school districts send a significant portion of their taxable income to the state for redistribution to school districts with lesser means. This became known as the “Robin Hood” law. As state funding back to these districts has declined, the AHSF Board has focused on annual giving campaigns and growing a permanent endowment.

The Alamo Heights School Foundation is overseen by a volunteer community-based board and a small staff.

Executive Committee

Carrie Worthen – President
Peter Hennessey IV – President Elect
Julie Peeler – Secretary
Jason Menzel – Treasurer/VP Finance/Investment

 

Emily King – VP Resource Allocation
Trish DeBerry – VP Marketing
Meredith Brewer – VP Fundraising
Brian Hamilton – Immediate Past President

Board Members

Jeff Brouillard
Erin Drawert
Ty Edwards
Kelly Fellbaum
Clare Flesher
Laura Guglielmo
Becky Gulley
Brad Hardy
Carey Hildebrand

Emily Jones
Audra Kerr
Cardo Kleberg
James Lehmann
Jill Martinez
Lauren McLaughlin
Julie Peeler
Erin Seki
Thad Ziegler

Ex-Officio

Dr. Dana Bashara, AHISD Superintendent
Bonnie Giddens, AHISD School Board Liaison
Heather McFarland, AHSF Executive Director

Staff