Dear Education Foundation Supporters:

The Education Foundation of Odessa continues to be a great and vital part of our community, supporting education in Ector County. Our primary goal has been to support ECISD and we are now excited to be working with Odessa College and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in an effort to ensure the highest quality education for all students.

Since its inception in 2000, the Education Foundation has awarded more than $1.8-million in grants to ECISD teachers for innovative projects in and out of the classroom. In addition to grants, the Foundation continues to support the district through various literacy projects, Advance Placement/International Baccalaureate programs, and AVID.

Funds for these projects are derived from donations and support of our annual concert which this past year featured rock legend John Fogerty. We are very thankful to this generous community for its support of the concert which has become a traditionally fun and entertaining event in Odessa.


Rodney Hurt Foundation President, 2014

The mission of the Education Foundation is to be the catalyst for opportunity through education.

The Education Foundation provides a new and innovative source of funding to support the school district's educational plan. The Foundation does not attempt to replace lost state funding, nor does it attempt to take the place of the district's operating budget. When considering the level of funding required to educate students, the Foundation can expect only to provide funds more