Katy, TX News (June 13, 2014) – On May 9, Katy Area leaders joined together for a day of inspiration from nine, world-renowned leaders while benefiting the Katy ISD Education Foundation. This year’s theme, Beyond You, challenged leaders to leverage their influence for the sake of others. As Leadercast so aptly describes their mission, “We believe the world is missing out. We could all be learning more. Living out our purpose. Leading and being led by people who inspire and enlighten us, give us strength and allow us to grow. Leadercast was built on a belief that the world needs better leaders—leaders worth following.” In keeping with the Beyond You theme, the proceeds of Leadercast Katy were donated to an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people.
The Katy ISD Education Foundation’s mission is to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning, and enhance opportunities for students enrolled in Katy ISD. The organization strives to unite our community while providing a competitive advantage for Katy ISD students and teachers through targeted investments in our schools. This May, $209,599 for Inspiring Imagination grants was awarded to teachers at 26 different campus locations. Leadercast Katy is pleased to join the community in supporting the Katy ISD Education Foundation. The proceeds from this year’s event, $2,250, enables two additional teacher grants to be fulfilled next year.
With the support of sponsors, Chick-fil-A, The Les Strech Team, Faith West, Restore Her, The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Office Max, and the Growth Coach, Leadercast Katy served dual roles. President and CEO of the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce commented, “We were proud to help bring Leadercast, a world renown leadership training seminar, to local leaders. The choice to benefit the Katy ISD Education Foundation reflects the tremendous commitment of the Katy Area to empowering teachers to inspire children, children who will one day be our future leaders.” Planning is already underway to further support the Katy ISD Education Foundation. Said franchise owner Rusty Wylie, “We are excited about the tremendous positive response to Leadercast and look forward to providing continuing support for the foundation at next year’s Leadercast Katy event scheduled to take place May 8, 2015.”