BP Leads as Katy ISD Education Foundation Cornerstone Investor

BP America, Inc. presents Katy ISD Education Foundation with its Cornerstone Investor contribution funding the BP S.T.E.M. Grant program.

Ken Janda, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President; Maria Viso, BP Director Communications and External Affairs; Alton Frailey, Katy ISD Superintendent; Michael Moore, BP Senior Director Communications and External Affairs.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce that BP America, Inc. has returned for its second year as a Foundation Cornerstone Investor by contributing $50,000 for STEM related teacher grants.  The BP STEM Grant Program is administered via the Foundation’s Inspiring Imagination teacher grant initiative for grants in place this school year.  STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and represents the integration of science and mathematics into existing areas of study.   “We are grateful for our alliance with BP America, Inc. and welcome its continued support,” said Ken Janda, Katy ISD Education Foundation Board President. “Our BP STEM Grant Program has already benefitted hundreds of Katy ISD teachers. This second BP contribution will reach even farther, providing teachers with countless opportunities to bring extraordinary classroom experiences to their students.”

BP, which has a long standing relationship with Katy ISD through the Cinco Ranch High School FIRST Robotics Program, Junior Achievement and other programs, is eager to deepen their support through the BP S.T.E.M. Grant Program. “BP is excited to support this innovative program for a second year, especially after seeing the initial grants in action and the enthusiasm they generated among the KISD teachers and students ,” said Michael Moore, senior director of communications and external affairs at BP America.  “This donation reaffirms BP’s commitment to S.T.E.M. education and to the communities where we live and work.”

In its first three years of operation, the Katy ISD Education Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in teacher grants to Katy ISD teachers all across the district.  Its fourth annual Inspiring Imagination teacher grant cycle launched November 1 with grant applications due March 30, 2016.  All Katy ISD educators directly involved in classroom instruction are invited to apply. To learn more, contact us at 281-396-6031 or visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org.