Who is LTEF?
LTEF is committed to making a difference and bridging the gap by reaching out to community members and business partners to find the donations necessary to help keep LTISD the exceptional experience it already is.
Our Lake Travis community has been distinguished by its devotion to excellence in education. Countless families have moved into the community to benefit from the schools that are among the finest in the nation. Accomplished alumni provide ongoing affirmation of the quality of education received in the Lake Travis ISD schools through their own personal achievements and their contributions to the greater society. All Lake Travis District residents and alumni of the Lake Travis schools take pride in our historic tradition where excellence is more than a goal, it is our incredible standard of achievement.
Current school funding issues offer a challenge to our tradition of excellence. An ever increasing percentage of our property tax dollars formerly designated for our schools, now leave the community to be re-distributed to other school districts across the state. This creates a significant challenge to our goals for excellence for every student, every teacher, every school through the expenditure of tax dollars alone. Without adequate funding the standard of excellence is in jeopardy. It is increasingly clear that the only way to preserve our educational standards for future generations is through private funding that comes from within our supportive communities of friends and family.
The Lake Travis Education Foundation exists to provide private funding in support of the education of our children, teachers and schools. Established in 1985, the Foundation is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization raising private funds that cannot be diverted through state recapture legislation. This private funding has proven to be significant in preserving and enriching the quality of education within LTISD through supplemental support for teacher salaries, facilities, equipment, and programs vital to our children. We are fortunate to be a part of a caring community that understands the importance of the schools in defining the spirit of the community, maintaining property values, and creating a common bond among our neighbors.
The Lake Travis Education Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for substantial investment which will assure the long-term excellence of the LTISD schools. Working together school families, residents, alumni and friends can generate the resources necessary to sustain and enhance the tradition of educational excellence. LTEF giving programs, along with other traditional programs, offers far-reaching solutions to achieve our ultimate goal of preserving the heritage of excellence of the Lake Travis ISD schools.
2019-2020 Executive Committee
Tritia Land, President
Dana Rieder, President-Elect
Karen Mechura, Past President
Jeff Haley, Vice President
Annmarie Hatfield, Vice President
Christy Black, Treasurer
Roxi Tsakas, Secretary
Katie Kauffman, Executive Director
Board of Directors