Katy, TX (July 7, 2016) Cardiologist Dr. Randeep Suneja believes a quality, exceptional educational experience is the greatest gift the Katy community can give its children, and he’s taking steps to support that effort. Inspired by his own teachers from elementary through medical school, Suneja is a passionate advocate of education. As a result, Suneja is using his participation in the annual Katy Half-Marathon to rally the Katy community in support of its teachers. “As a 25 year resident of Katy and former Katy ISD parent, I have seen firsthand the quality of Katy ISD’s educational system. I believe our community can enhance that system and significantly impact a tremendous number of students by providing resources for their teachers,” declared Suneja.
Dr. Suneja is setting his sights high, establishing a record-setting $100,000 goal raised for the Katy ISD Education Foundation and its Inspiring Imagination teacher grants. Of the funds raised by Dr. Suneja’s campaign, 75% will support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) classroom projects and 25% will fund student health awareness initiatives. “I believe this is very important, “states Suneja.
All Katy ISD teachers are invited annually to apply for Katy ISD Education Foundation grants. In its first four years, the Foundation has awarded more than $725,000 in Inspiring Imagination grants to teachers at campuses all over Katy ISD. The Foundation exists to raise support for and manage the grant program, generating funding for innovative classroom experiences not possible within the parameters of a school district budget.
Raised in India, Dr. Suneja contributes his desire to become a cardiologist to all his teachers, but calls both his parents, “the greatest teachers of them all.” This is his second year to raise funds for the Katy ISD Education Foundation. The Katy Half-Marathon is slated for February 4, 2017, the date Dr. Suneja’s campaign will end.
To support Dr. Suneja’s campaign, go to www.myreason2race.com/RandeepSuneja/KatyHalf5K2017. All contributions, which are tax deductible, are welcome. To learn more about the Katy ISD Education Foundation, visit www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtesy of Katy ISD Education Foundation