Lago Vista ISD

Education Foundation

Make a difference today for tomorrow.

The Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization started in 1999 to enhance education in the Lago Vista Independent School District.  The LVISDEF works with the community to enrich, maintain and expand programs in order to meet the District's stated mission of excellence.  We foster creative approaches to education through private grants as well as student achievement through PSAT costs for 9th and 10th grade exams.

Our Bylaws can be found here

EIN: 74:2898886


2022 Giving Tuesday Campaign

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Help us join the National Giving Tuesday Campaign to secure donations from our community.

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2023 Souper Bowl Spread Raffle

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Help us mobilize and sell raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three chef prepared dinners for Super Bowl Sunday.

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BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED - Do you have what it takes to be a Board Member?

We are looking for community members willing to give a 2 year commitment and have

  • Dedication and commitment

  • The ability to lead and influence others

  • Impartiality and candor

  • Knowledge and the ability to learn

  • Discretion and confidentiality


  • PASSION for improving education in Lago Vista ISD.

Education- It's not just about reading, writing, and math.  It's about observation, analysis, asking questions, and solving problems.  It's about listening, understanding, and engaging in discussion.  It's about making decisions and learning from mistakes.  It's about utilizing strengths and weaknesses.  It's about passion and a belief in oneself.

LVISDEF gives our educators the tools to build this framework in our students.  Help give the children of this community the opportunity to succeed in life.

Community Success Starts with US

Committee Volunteer Needs

Membership - help recruit, manage and mobilize volunteers for the Education Foundation.  Activities include advertising awareness, running membership drives and filling volunteer needs.

Fundraising - help define, organize and drive fundraising activities for the Education Foundation.  Past activities have included letter campaigns, Souper Bowl Spread Raffle and Steak in Education dinner. Help us build and manage a portfolio of activities to obtain the funds needed for our educators.  

Social Media/Marketing - help define, create and execute social media campaigns to support the initiatives of the Education Foundation.   Build and manage our online presence.

Fund Distribution - help identify, grant and celebrate the disbursement of funds to the education professionals at Lago Vista ISD.   



     Greg Zaleski           Board of Trustees      Sara Jane Cantwell        Vice President
     *Needed                 Parent Representative      Tami Carlton                    President
     Darren Webb         Superintendent      Judy Eagle

      Phyllis Jordan

      Judy Lawrence                Fundraising Chair

      Linda McCullough           Fund Disbursement Chair
      Laura Spiers

The Board is comprised of three permanent representatives of the District and four to seventeen elected members of the community. The elected Board members serve two year staggered terms with elections every November. Following the annual election, the Board chooses officers to serve one-year terms.

Regular meetings of the Board are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm either via Zoom or location TBD.  Occasionally, circumstances necessitate a change in date or time.

  LVISD Education Foundation Inner Circle

Laura & Jose Alcorta
Sandra Gilchrist
Patricia & Theodore Rosen
Barbara & Jack Alford
Jacklyn & Floyd Goodwin
Dorothy & Thomas Rugel
Barbara & Jack Alford
Adrienne & Stormy JohnsonCheryl Smith
Anita Burke
James Linton
Geneva & Mark Tassin
Matt & Tami Carlton
Susan Nilsson-WeiskottGlynda & Joe Wolverton
City of Lago Vista
Anne & Greg Ochoa
Helen & Milton Wright
Deborah & Michael Denehy
Merilea & Norman Pannell

Berniece & Tom Donnellan
Lindi & Jim Pollok

Michael Foskey
Paul Roberts

Kim Gentry

Donations may be made by check, PayPal or use of a credit or debit card when you see us at events.


Or, sign up through Amazon Smile and a portion of Amazon purchases will be donated to LVISDEF. 

Mail your check payable to:

 LVISDEF, PO Box 4085, Lago Vista, TX 78645

All donations are tax deductible.  If you wish to make a donation restricted for a specific purpose, please contact us at

Mail to:  LVISDEF

               PO Box 4085

              Lago Vista, TX 78645

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