Special to the News-Times
COLDSPRING — The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Education Foundation is enormously pleased to announce it received a donation in the amount of $5,000 from Coldspring Alum Bill McGraw, owner of Quality Home Products in Conroe, on May 17.
“We are very appreciative of Mr. McGraw for supporting the Coldspring Education Foundation,” said COEF Fundraising Chairperson Dr. Judi Benestante. “The support of COCISD graduates is always welcome and encouraging.”
The COEF is a nonprofit philanthropic organization founded in 2011 by a group of local community members with the goal of providing money for innovative academic programs and materials to benefit COCISD students. Since its inception 11 years ago, the COEF has contributed more than $200,000 to COCISD classrooms and campuses.
These funds have brought learning experiences to students they may not have experienced otherwise including cutting-edge projects such as VR goggles for virtual field trips and lessons, advanced equipment for culinary arts and graphic design classes, and a book vending machine at James Street Elementary.