SFDRCISD Education Foundation



SFDRCISD Education Foundation
TID# 46-0806791
P.O. Box 428002
Del Rio, TX 78842-8002


Founding Members

Emily Cooper
Robert Chavira
Dr. Carlos Rios
David Ortiz
Belinda Reyes
Alfredo Delgado
Roberto Fernandez
Janet Johnson
Sylvia Owens
Terry Fernandez


This foundation was created with a vision and a specific purpose by our very own School Board. It was founded on the basic principles that, with the help of our community, we can have a significant impact on the education in the community that we live in and work. This includes both teachers and students. The purpose of the foundation is twofold:

  1. To provide scholarships to the students in our community that exhibit leadership, drive, and the true desire to be successful as they continue their education. And,
  2. To provide access to grants for the teachers in our district that want to expand their scope of instruction in and out of the classroom, as well as "think outside the box" in their methods of teaching.

We want to encourage initiative and creative thinking, as well as reward those who have the work ethic and determination that we strive to instill in all of our students and staff.

Information Card

Grant Application


PDF Application
Word Document Application


How do we accomplish this?

  • Educating the Community and Staff of SFDRCISD
  • Fundraising Efforts
  • Reaching out to alumni through various forms of social media – Facebook, Email, Class Donations
  • Grants
  • Through estate planning efforts and charitable contributions that are tax efficient
The Foundation, with tremendous community support, was able to triple its grant awards for the 2015 – 2016 school year.  With deepest appreciation for all dinner sponsors and guests, the Foundation is proud to announce this year’s “Innovative Teaching Grant” award winners.  Pictured below with Foundation Board members, they are:  
From left, Front row:  F. David Ortiz, Board president; Billie Cruz, Patricia Villarreal, & Belinda Hernandez, Lamar Elementary; Patricia Bautista, Bonita Gonzalez, Michelle Padilla, & Beatrice De Leon, Del Rio High School; Erendira Vivano-Neylon, Calderon Elementary.  Back row:  Dr. Carlos H. Rios, Board secretary; Emily Cooper & Janet Johnson, Board members; Arthur Thomas, Cacedra Jordan, & Crystal Layne, Del Rio High School; Roberto Chavira, Board member
Thank you all for your dedication to your profession and to our children!  

A special acknowledgment to our 2015 “Dinner on the Creek” Sponsors & volunteers, they include: 

                       Platinum sponsor:  The Bank & Trust, s.s.b.  

Gold sponsors:  Border Federal Credit Union; Del Rio Ford Lincoln; John S. Graves & Associates, Inc.; Texas Community Bank

Silver sponsors:  Brown Automotive Center; City of Del Rio; Estrada Hinojosa Investment Bankers; Linebarger Googan Blair & Sampson, LLP; PBK Architecture; Silver Eagle Distributors; Schulman, Lopez & Hoffer, LLP

Bronze sponsors:  Alcoa Power & Propulsion; Amistad Consulting Services, Inc.; Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; Edward Jones Investments, Emily Cooper; Gonzalez Auto Parts; Ortiz & Ortiz, PC; Red River Waste Solutions

Benefactors:  AEP Texas; Amistad Dentistry; CSA Materials; Edwards-Graham Insurance Agency; Gatti’s Pizza; GEO Group; Max & Max, LLC d.b.a. Ramada; Reece Albert, Inc.; T.J. Moore Lumber Yard; Zertuche Insurance Services, Inc.

Special Volunteers & Friends:  Del Rio News-Herald; San Felipe Lions Club; Oscar San Miguel, Jr.; Del Rio High School Electrical Trades students, Jim Ramos, Instructor; Del Rio High School Fine Arts performers, Juan Nanez, Director; Del Rio High School Culinary Arts students, Teresa Salinas, Instructor; Buena Vista Elementary Art students, Olga C. Gonzalez, Instructor

Our Sponsors