Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation receives $1 million from John Nau & Silver Eagle Beverges

The Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation announced a $1 million gift from John L. Nau III and Silver Eagle Beverages on Tuesday, March 26. All of the funds go directly toward building a new elementary school in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (Uvalde CISD) following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School.

 “I am proud to support this effort to build a new school in Uvalde,” said John L. Nau III, Chairman and CEO of Silver Eagle Beverages. “As a business member of the Uvalde community, Silver Eagle Beverages is proud to support this important effort that impacts our local employees and their families and the many children and families of Uvalde.”

The check presentation happened at the construction site of the new elementary school where construction began on March 4 led by general contractor, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction. Representatives from Silver Eagle Beverages, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, and Congressman Tony Gonzales’ office joined the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation for the presentation.

Photo courtesy of KSAT 12

“We are greatly humbled by the support from Mr. Nau and Silver Eagle Beverages,” said Tim Miller, Executive Director of the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation. “Their support demonstrates their true care for Texas and Texans.”

Construction of the new elementary school in Uvalde CISD broke ground during a ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the site of the new school. To date, the Foundation has raised 68 percent of the funds needed to build the new school. Donations are still needed; people interested in donating can still do so at the Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation website: uvaldecisdmovingforward.org/donate-now

 The Uvalde CISD Moving Forward Foundation was created in the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School through gifts from grocery chain, H-E-B, and the Butt family totaling $10 million. Huckabee Inc. donated its services, becoming a founding partner. Beginning in the fall of 2022, the Foundation began working with the Uvalde CISD Community Advisory Committee to develop the plans for the new elementary school. Those plans were approved by the Uvalde CISD Board of Trustees in April 2023.


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