Their Future! Endowment Campaign

Alamo Heights School Foundation has launched a new endowment campaign. The campaign is entitled Their Future!, playing off the Foundation’s tagline of “Our Children. Our Teachers. Our Schools. Our Community.” Their Future! has a goal to add $5 million to the Foundation’s existing endowment. By raising this $5 million for endowment, the Foundation will be able to provide the District with an additional $200,000 to $250,000 annually in perpetuity. The District will be able to count on these funds year after year as they continue to provide the students of AHISD with a high-quality education. Donations to Their Future! endowment campaign include opportunities for gift recognition through naming rights to various District facilities. To date, $1.6 million has been committed to the campaign.

Gifts to Their Future! Endowment Campaign can be made in one of the following ways:

  • Cash Gifts may be made by personal, business, or foundation check.
  • Pledges may be made to the Endowment Fund with payments spread over a five-year period.
  • Appreciated Stock Gifts can be transferred to the Foundation. 
  • Planned Gifts can be made to the Endowment by listing the Alamo Heights School Foundation as a beneficiary in their will or trust. Planned gifts can also include retirement plan assets and life insurance.

Named Funds

Sustaining Fund: Our most critical fund that helps meet the greatest needs of AHISD

Donors:

Traylor Azar Memorial Fund
Anne & Steve Ballantyne
Jeff & Sara Brouillard
Kate & Taylor Dawson
Kenny & Julie Dorbandt
Suzanne & Jimmy Goudge
Lauren & Peter McLaughlin
Steve & Jenger Waters
Worth & Arriaga Family

Faculty Fund: Provides funds for AHISD to recruit and retain the best and brightest teachers and staff

Donors:

Traylor Azar Memorial Fund
Anne & Steve Ballantyne
Kenny & Julie Dorbandt

Restricted Funds:
    • Faye Langley Cowden Chair for Elementary Education 
    • Glenn R. and Sally P. Ramsdell Fund
    • Wellness Program Endowment

Program Fund: Ensures AHISD is able to continue to provide our students unique and innovative learning opportunities

Donors:

Traylor Azar Memorial Fund
Anne & Steve Ballantyne
Kenny & Julie Dorbandt
Steve & Jenger Waters
Janie & Jim Worth
Worth & Arriaga Family

Restricted Funds:
    • Caroline Gose Fund
    • Charles Urschel Guenther Theater Arts Fund
    • Graham Ladensohn Memorial Lecture Series
    • Heights Business Incubator Fund
    • Ida M. Kennedy Fund
    • Johnnie Eng Fund for Teaching Excellence
    • Martha Spoor Young Writers Fund
    • Mary Norman Journalism Fund
    • Paul A. Foerster Math Fund
    • Reid Hallman Kelley Memorial Fund
    • Rob Boldrick Memorial Fund

Athletic Fund: Funds operational costs of AHISD athletic programs, recognizing that all athletes are students first, and each coach is a teacher

Donors:

Traylor Azar Memorial Fund
Anne & Steve Ballantyne
Steve & Jenger Waters
Worth & Arriaga Family

Student Needs Fund: Supports the removal of barriers that some of our students face accessing all that AHISD offers

Donors:

Traylor Azar Memorial Fund
Anne & Steve Ballantyne


Named Scholarships

  • Bob Ware Memorial Scholarship
  • Oma E. Vordenbaum Scholarship
  • W.W. and Anna May Campbell Scholarship

For more information about the endowment fund and ways to give, please contact Heather McFarland, Executive Director, at hmcfarland@ahisd.net or (210) 832-5957.