Who is LTEF?

Founded by a group of Lake Travis residents in 1985, the Lake Travis Education Foundation has provided over $4 million in funding to help make programs and projects at Lake Travis Independent School District possible. Today, the need for help is greater than ever. Our school district is growing at unprecedented rates, and the state legislature continues to move tax dollars from LTISD to other districts in the state. 
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.
 
 
ABOUT
 

Our Foundation
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 tour evergreen standard of achievement.

Our Challenge
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.

Our Solution
The Lake Travis Education Foundation exists to provide private funding in support of the education of our children, teachers and schools.  Established in 1984, 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.

Our Opportunities
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.

The Lake Travis Education Foundation (LTEF) is a nonprofit organization that supports the Lake Travis ISD mission to educate all students through a comprehensive curriculum. LTEF funds programs that directly impact student needs but are not covered by public tax revenues

2018-2019 Executive Committee

Karen Mechura, President
Tritia Land, President Elect
Blair Beard, Vice President
Christy Black, Vice President
Emily Spiller, Treasurer
Katie Kauffman, Executive Director

Board of Directors

Mary Ahner
Amanda Brown
Charla Caraway
Peter Chase
Julie Michelle DaSilva
Ruben Delgado
David DeStefano
Jeff Haley
Annmarie Hatfield
Christy Jagodik
Jeanna James
Shannon Maddalena
Alexa McKinney-Percivill
Marianne Offenbecher
Kim Pfeiffer
Jon Phillips
Jamie Podoloff
Melinda Quiroz
Kelly Richardson
Dana Rieder
Aimee Rockwood
Carol Saxenian
Donald Scott II
Ashima Seth
Megan Teira
Roxi Tsakas
Gary Wolff