The Arlington ISD Education Foundation announced that it has received a $1.1 million gift from the Myrtice N. Larson Revocable Living Trust, the largest single gift in the Foundation’s nearly 30-year history.
Larson, who began her Arlington ISD career as a reading specialist in 1953, shared the namesake honors at Larson Elementary School with her late husband, Curtis. Curtis Larson taught at Speer and Thornton elementary schools before becoming a principal in the district. The two had a combined 74 years in the education field.
“This gift recognizes the life-long contributions of Curtis and Myrtice Larson to the field of education and their love for the Arlington community,” said Jeannie Deakyne, executive director of the Arlington ISD Education Foundation. “Through their generosity, we hope to honor their legacy and serve the public school students of Arlington ISD through fulfilling extraordinary educational needs and initiatives.”
Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to serve the public school students of Arlington through fulfilling extraordinary educational needs and initiatives. The Foundation achieves its mission by funding exceptional teaching grants, providing funds for basic needs for at-risk students, and supporting continuing teacher education efforts. To date, the Arlington ISD Education Foundation has distributed more than $2.5 million for educational resources in AISD classrooms.