Ways to Give

Annual Giving -- Become a Legacy Builder!

Legacy Builders are those who choose to donate $1,000 or more a year to the CIS Annual Fund. The money donated directly funds CIS case management programs and allows CIS to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

2019-2020 Legacy Builders


In-Kind Support

I. Food Drive

Nearly 90% of students we serve qualify for free and reduced lunch. This leaves a huge need during weekends and holidays. Several times a year, we provide students with meal bags containing everything necessary to keep a family of four well nourished for a week. If you are interested in holding a food drive for CIS students, please contact Melissa Edgerly at melissa.edgerly@cistarrant.org for more information.  

II. Supply Drive

Many families we serve in greater Tarrant County struggle financially and are unable to provide basic school supplies their children need to be successful. Throughout the year, CIS provides donated school supplies to the students who have the highest need. If you are interested in hosting a supply drive or adopting a school, please contact Melissa Edgerly at melissa.edgerly@cistarrant.org for more information.


Endowment Giving 

The Mike Steele Foundation for Communities In Schools of Greater Tarrant County exists to provide perpetual funding for the important work of CIS.  Investment earnings are used to support our programs, benefiting current and future students.



For more information on how you can support Communities In Schools, contact Rachel Kreidler, Chief Development Officer at 817-446-5454 or rachel.kreidler@cistarrant.org.

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