UVALDE, TX (May 22, 2023) – The Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation is honored to announce a $100,000 contribution from The Sid W. Richardson Foundation to the fundraising efforts toward building a new elementary school in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (Uvalde CISD) following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School.
According to a statement from board members of the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, they “commend and thank Charles Butt and Senator Beverly Powell for their leadership in bringing Texans together to put our collective arms around the children of Uvalde,”
In the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation was established to help collect funding for the construction of a new elementary campus in the Uvalde CISD. With support from generous donors, funds raised will help the children, families, and staff of the Uvalde CISD community move forward together.
“We are humbled by the gift from The Sid W. Richardson Foundation. It is through the generosity of the philanthropic community and organizations like The Sid W. Richardson Foundation that we can help the Uvalde community to begin moving forward,” said Tim Miller, Executive Director of the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation.
The full schematic renderings for the new elementary school were approved by the Uvalde CISD Board of Trustees last month. The next phase of work includes beginning the construction process with a goal of groundbreaking happening in mid-summer 2023.
The Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation continues to raise funds for the construction of the new elementary school. To date, nearly 75 percent of the Foundation’s goal of $60 million has been raised. Those wanting to donate can visit www.uvaldecisdmovingforward.org/donate-now.
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About the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation
The Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation serving the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District community. For more information about the foundation, including opportunities for making a donation, please visit www.uvaldecisdmovingforward.org or contact Tim Miller at [email protected].
The Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation was created in the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School, which took 21 innocent lives on May 24, 2022. Funding collected through the foundation will support the construction of a new elementary school campus in the Uvalde CISD, ensuring students and staff will not have to return to the site of the tragedy, and ultimately supporting the District’s ongoing needs as it moves forward.