About the Foundation

Our Goals

The Travis Foundation commits itself to investments that deliver long-term, positive impact to the entire Travis Elementary community of students, parents, faculty, staff and administration.


#1 Fund the Future

Serve as an essential source of stable, discretionary funding that augments funding provided annually through Houston ISD and the Travis PTA.

  • Fund grant requests with the goal of $30,000 minimum investment per year
    in support of teacher development, student achievement and infrastructure

  • Grow the capital reserve to $1M
    to provide stable, predictable, long-term discretionary funds

 #2 Strengthen Travis Elementary as a leading, innovative learning environment

  • Fund targeted initiatives to define and implement enhancements in infrastructure and student/teacher resources that support the school’s core values

#3 Engage the community in support of Travis

  • Foster long-term community support through outreach and engagement

  • Foster a diverse, inclusive Travis Foundation

Travis Foundation Directors

Tom Day - Principal
Shaniece Cress - Teacher Liaison
Shelly Anello - President
Kenny Kurtzman
Mary Shannon Santee
Will Whitehead - Treasurer
Jennifer Jordan - Secretary
Joe Melugin
Bernard (Traey) Hatch - Garden Flag Chair, Website Maintenance
Anna Nettles