About SMEF


Our Mission

The San Marcos Education Foundation will provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and maximize opportunities for all students in the San Marcos CISD.

Our Goals

  • Recognize and reward innovative efforts and excellence in teaching.

  • Encourage and enhance opportunities for all students to work towards their highest potential.

  • Build community and parental awareness and support for the Foundation.

  • Seek and secure funds from other resources.

  • Develop business, community and parental partnerships to support the Foundation.

Foundation Facts

  • A portion of the annual contributions are placed in the Endowment Fund, with the remaining balance made available for immediate use.

  • Donations are received from individuals, corporations and foundations.

  • Contributions can be designated for the endowment fund, for specific educational programs, or for the San Marcos Education Foundation programs such as scholarships or teacher mini-grants.

  • All donations remain in the community and are used to directly benefit local students.

  • The Foundation operates with no paid staff; volunteers plan and implement all of the events, as well as the fundraising efforts.


“The purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think.”

- Robert M. Hutchins