Our Donors

Join our group of generous donors in giving the gift of college.

A number of private and public foundations and individual donors have supported IDEA Public Schools since our founding in 2000. Following is a list of these donors, whose generosity is deeply appreciated.



Carnegie Corporation of New York

Charter School Growth Fund

Choose to Succeed

Ewing Halsell Foundation

George W. Brackenridge Foundation

Greater Texas Foundation

Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation

Deb and Rex Gore

Karen and Tim Hixon

Kern Family Foundation

KLE Foundation

Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Mays Family Foundation

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Mike and Lori Rhodes

Texas Education Agency:
21st Century Cycle 8

Texas Education Agency:
Educator Excellence Innovation Program

Texas Education Agency:
T-STEM Grant

Texas Education Agency:

United States Dept. of Education:
Carol M. White Physical Education Program

United States Dept. of Education:
Charter School Program

United States Dept. of Education:

United States Dept. of Education:
Race to the Top District Grant

Walton Family Foundation


The Broad Foundation

Rhodes Enterprises, Inc.

US Soccer Foundation


Michael & Louise Burke

Mahle Family Foundation

Webber Family Foundation


East Wildlife Foundation

David Handley & Family

Janet Harman and Kent Mayes

IBC Bank

KENCON Constructors

Lone Star National Bank

William Martin: The 1845 Group

The Raul Tijerina Jr Foundation

RGV Pro Direct

San Antonio Area Foundation

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc

Wells Fargo Bank


GIFTS FROM $5,000 - 9,999


Robert W. Baird and Baird Foundation

Brownsville Public Utilities Board

Buck Financial Advisors, LLC

D. Wilson Construction Company

H-E-B Grocery Company LP

Hertz Furniture

HKS Inc.

J Campbell Murrell Fund

Pedro J. Penalo MD LA

Plains Capital Bank

San Antonio Spurs

Tegrity Contractors, Inc

GIFTS FROM $2,500 - 4,999

American Bus Sales

Andrade Communications

Angie Arismendi

Austin Quality School Operators Project

Communities Foundation of Texas

David Earl & Megan Clay

Abraham Galonsky

Dolores B. Gonzalez

Colby Hall and Benjamin Hill

Alter Holand

Kercheville Foundation

Barbara and Bart Knaggs

Lake Flato Architects, Inc

Lawland Group

Padgett Stratemann & Co. LLP

Morgan Stanley

DJ Stout