Alumni Foundation Sends Canutillo Kids to College

Canutillo alumni have worked together to provide scholarships for graduates since 2004 and are proud to announce a new partnership with the Paso del Norte Foundation to further their mission.

The Canutillo Independent School District and the alumni group established an agency-advised fund to help meet the needs of the Canutillo Alumni Foundation for Education (CAFÉ).

Earlier this year, the Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees unanimously passed a memorandum of understanding regarding its desire to work together with CAFÉ. The MOU states that the District will jointly host future alumni fundraising-related events for the mutual benefit of the District’s and CAFÉ’s missions.

CISD Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz says that it is crucial that the District works together with alumni in the community.

“Our partnership with CAFÉ and Paso del Norte will ensure the success of the foundation in meeting its mission and ultimately benefit kids,” Galaviz said. “Next, we will be moving to expand the fund’s presence and encourage alumni, businesses, and community members everywhere to contribute to the success of our students going to college.”

This year, nine graduating seniors from Canutillo and Northwest Early College High Schools received $500-$1,000 each from CAFÉ, the Classes of 1967, 1994 and the Canutillo Sun-Up Optimist Club.

Since 2004, more than $114,000 has been raised by the group and awarded to about 153 students.

CAFÉ holds an annual golf tournament to raise funds for the scholarship. The next tournament will be Friday, May 3, 2019. Next year, CAFÉ plans to promote a membership drive to encourage annual and monthly giving.

Tax-deductible, one-time, annual and monthly gifts can now be made online by visiting their website. Supporters will receive a free CAFÉ gift with their annual or monthly contribution.