The Highland Park Education Foundation announced in May 2018 that the Clements Foundation made a historic $10 million gift to the Highland Park Education Foundation Tartan Fund to establish the William P. Clements, Jr. Fund in support of teachers in the Highland Park Independent School District. The gift is the largest in the history of the Education Foundation and District.
“This gift recognizes our teachers’ skill and dedication, and shows our appreciation of their commitment to our students,” Nancy Seay said in the release. Seay is the daughter of Governor Bill Clements and a board member of the Clements Foundation. “The goal of this gift to the Highland Park Education Foundation is to help the school district support our teachers.”
Clements graduated from Highland Park High School in 1934 and all of his grandchildren and many of his great-grandchildren have attended HPISD.
“This transformational gift to the Tartan Fund is helping meet the enduring needs of teachers into the future,” HPEF Board President Ann Fielder said. “WIth the principal of the gift invested, a portion of the annual income from earnings is available to help meet teacher needs across the entire District.”
Read the full release here.
*Photo courtesy of Highland Park Education Foundation. From left to right, top row: Jan Peterson, Kelly Walker, Ann Fielder, Tom Trigg, Stacy Kelly, Lauren Holloway; bottom row: Nancy Seay, Pauline Neuhoff, Margaret Napier.