Our Mission

The Port Aransas Education Foundation is committed to actively seeking community support to promote educational excellence within the Port Aransas Independent School District.

Our Goals

  • To foster innovative approaches to teaching and learning within the Port Aransas Independent School District
  • To empower the PAISD staff to continually learn, apply their knowledge, share their expertise, and lead their profession
  • To give the community an opportunity to invest in the future of Port Aransas through the development and encouragement of our children
  • To create a source of funding for the PAISD

Our Programs

Classroom Enrichment Grants

Provide funds for teachers to implement new and innovative programs in the classroom that promote advanced approaches to teaching and that enrich the learning experience for students and teachers.

Employee Development Grants

Assist employees of the school district to develop the personal skill sets needed to give our children the best possible education, through continuing education, seminars, workshops and/or conferences.

Campus or District Enhancement Grants

Provide funds to a campus or the district to upgrade or implement tools, activities, or projects which would enhance or advance educational achievement.

About Us

The Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) was founded in August 2006 to raise funds used to create exceptional and enriching educational experiences for the students in the Port Aransas Independent School District (PAISD). Our goals and those of our supporters do not include aspects of test results but rather involve making available experiences and opportunities that will enhance education for the students at PAISD.

We encourage PAISD teachers to think outside the test!

The Latest

2020 Fall Fundraiser

Join us for our first ever virtual fall drive.

We are so sad that we cannot see your smiling face at an in-person event this October as usual. But we will not let the inability to have a super-fun party stop us from raising funds to support our PAISD teachers and staff who have been keeping our students on track during these unprecedented and challenging times.

2019 Casino Night

View photos and sponsors from the event

We raised over $185,200 for Port Aransas ISD Schools! These funds support teachers, staff, and administration in their pursuit to provide the highest level of whole-student education to our PAISD Marlins from pre-K through 12th grade.

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