The Corpus Christi Education Foundation was formed in 1994 by a group of caring and committed citizens with a vision to enhance educational opportunities and student success in Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD). The foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt philanthropic organization.


Mission & Purpose

The Corpus Christi Education Foundation (CCEF) serves and supports the Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) through financial contributions and volunteer service in ways that promote learning, enrich education and model lifelong success.

The purpose of our organization is to solicit, manage and distribute funds for enrichment purposes in program areas not otherwise funded by our school district. Funding is supplemental and does not replace or alter the use of tax-based revenue.


Executive Committee

Gina Prince, Chairman
Tiffany Ramon, Finance & Governance Chair
Cindy Barrera, Development & Marketing Chair
Amy McCoy, Programs Chair
Veronica Adams, Secretary
Dee Labay, Exec. At-Large
Dr. Roland Hernandez, Superintendent of Schools

Board Members

Janie Bell, CCISD Trustee
Kristen Bily
Christina Cisneros-Guzman
Melanie Gavlik
Cecil Johnson
Paige Kimball
Sam Longoria
Albert Martinez
Raul Munoz
Eric Newman
Aubrey Perez-Garza
Kelly Trevino
Kimberly Wilmoth
Peter Weil – Ex-Officio
Mary Williams – Ex-Officio

Eloisa Dowiat, CCEF Board Liaison


From the Chairman

“What is the Corpus Christi Education Foundation?” Simply, we are a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of soliciting contributions and sponsorships that fund projects and programs to enrich the potential of students in the Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD).

Our school district has a vision to be a world-class school system where every student is a learner, every learner is a graduate, and every graduate is a success. High expectations have been set for the staff, faculty, and the students. As the goals are achieved, CCISD raises the bar to become a world-class school system. The Corpus Christi Education Foundation (CCEF) provides the financial assistance necessary when resources to support that vision are unavailable through district funding.

More than half a million dollars have been raised over the last three years for projects that bring innovation into our classrooms, creating opportunities to promote a culture of college readiness and to recognize the achievements of our students and educators.

Our youth are our future. We all want them to have the best education and the best opportunities possible to be successful, and it can happen through CCISD becoming a world-class school system … through the support of our community.

I invite you to become a Partner for World Class Schools with the Corpus Christi Education Foundation, and help support the Corpus Christi Independent School District and its students and teachers. Let’s encourage, support and create opportunities for our students and build the future of Corpus Christi together.

Your city. Your students. Your support. … Our future.


Andy Crocker
Past Chairman, CCEF Board of Directors