Saturday , 24 March 2018

McKinney Education Foundation Names New Executive Director

Submitted by Michele Garrison, McKinney Education Foundation

The McKinney Education Foundation has appointed Edie Heinicke as its new Executive Director. Heinicke was selected after a regional search and selection process following Melanie Perkins’ departure in August.

“We are very fortunate and excited to welcome Edie to our team at MEF,” reported Ted Cantrell, MEF Board of Trustees president. “She will be an effective leader of MEF and a passionate advocate for our mission to inspire McKinney students and teachers toward excellence in education.”

For six years, Heinicke served as the District Director of the Boy Scouts of America in Tyler, Texas. Her resume includes over 10 years of executive management, finance, strategic planning and fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Human Services Management and Recreation Administration from Missouri Valley College. Heinicke is a member of several nonprofit organizations, including the Junior League of Collin County.

“I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization. I look forward to continuing to grow our scholarship and grant funding to McKinney ISD students and faculty,” remarked Heinicke.
The McKinney Education Foundation (MEF) is a non-profit education foundation that serves four core functions: scholarships, college applications, teaching enrichment and alumni relations. It was founded in 1991 to centralize, simplify and enhance the process of raising money for and awarding scholarships to deserving graduates of the McKinney Independent School District (MISD). MEF employs professional college advisors in each high school who assist students in preparing for higher education admissions and identifying additional individual education funding. MEF also offers Classroom and Professional Development grants for MISD staff.

Contribute to the Mission: “To provide the highest quality of education in McKinney, Texas, our mission is to inspire students and teachers towards excellence in education. We envision a future where a passion for learning unleashes the full potential of our community.”

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