Bayougives date

Join #TeamTFAE at
BayouGives on April 30, 2019!

BayouGives is a 24-hour online fundraising event hosted by Bayou Community Foundation to inspire our community to support the important work of our local nonprofits in the Bayou Region.

Your participation in donating to TFAE during BayouGives help support TFAE Grants to local public school teachers and children in the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. 

Click here to participate in BayouGives!

Why #TeamTFAE?

There are many worthy organizations you can donate to during BayouGives.
We'd love for you to consider TFAE. Below are just a few reasons why our volunteers, donors,
and local teachers are #TeamTFAE and why they encourage you to join them!
"I’m #TeamTFAE because I believe in public education and in the power of a few committed and concerned individuals to effect powerful change within their community.  Just from that humble assumption and beginning, look at the results we have delivered: more than $1,000,000 directly into classrooms and over 8,000 children receiving Imagination Library books in our community."

- Sheri Roach, TFAE Board Member and Volunteer
"I have been participating in the TFAE 5K Run for Excellence since the beginning, and I have such a great time every year. As a teacher, I know the money raised is going back to education so that alone is reason enough to volunteer. The 5k event gives me the opportunity to hang out with other teachers from my school and teachers from all over the parish who I have taught with in the past or gotten to know through conferences. It is like a big teachers' reunion. If you are considering volunteering or participating in this event, register today."
- Lana Dancer, TPSD Teacher and TFAE 5K Run Volunteer
"I'm #TeamTFAE because TFAE has opened doors for my students in new and exciting ways time and time again. As a new teacher, the new teacher grant gave me the opportunity to expand my basic classroom supplies and create opportunities for creativity and organization.  In 2015, we became a 1:1 tech classroom and we saw the end of limited informational resources within the classroom. My students have had incredible opportunities to collaborate and grow through the use of Chromebooks in the classroom.  In 2018, we were able to venture outside of our classroom to experience the magic of live theater at Tulane University.  This was a chance that many of my students would never have had otherwise and it made the literature come alive once we returned to school.  TFAE has changed the landscape of my classroom time and time again.  I am so grateful for their support of public schools in Terrebonne Parish."

Katy Ledet, TPSD Teacher and TFAE Grant Recipient
"I'm #TeamTFAE because I like that TFAE New Teacher Grants give first time teachers a 'leg up' in getting their classrooms in shape for their students. Also, because the TFAE 5K Run for Excellence and Food Fest is the BEST event! Don't miss this year's 5K on May 11th in downtown Houma!"

George Robichaux, TFAE Board Member and 5K Race Coordinator
"Louis Mohana Furniture is #TeamTFAE because we BELIEVE IN promoting literacy  for the YOUTH in our COMMUNITY!"

Louis Mohana, Lending Library Partner
"I am proud to be a member of #TeamTFAE because I believe so much in our mission to provide new and additional resources to our TPSD schools and teachers to enhance our students’ learning experiences.

To date we have awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to teachers and schools for educational enhancements since our initial awards year in 2002.

I am particularly proud of our initiative in Early Childhood Education through our sponsorship of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Terrebonne Parish.
We could not have done this without the energy and commitment of volunteers and the financial resources of our Foundation donors and sponsors of our various projects in schools."

- Sharon Bergeron
, TFAE Board Member
"We are #TeamTFAE because we know that healthy minds are just as important as healthy bodies. TGMC considers our sponsorship of the 5K Run for Excellence an investment in our future.

Our support allows TFAE to provide much needed funding and educational programs to kids in our community, and those kids will one day be future leaders in Terrebonne Parish."

Terrebonne General Medical Center, TFAE Partner