Committee Spotlight: Public Education Committee

If you want tangible ways MetroTex Realtors make a difference in our communities, a great place to start is to take a look at the Public Education Committee. This group of MetroTex members is dedicated to supporting public education in the region. By establishing the MetroTex Charitable Trust, the Public Education Committee is able to provide program grants to schools every year. In the short time since 2010, the Committee has distributed more than $85,000 in educational grants through the Charitable Trust. These grants have been made to 18 different area school districts and charter schools to fund 33 different programs. This year, the Committee awarded seven grants from the 63 applications received. The educational programs support kids of all ages through high school.

The MetroTex Charitable Trust raises funds through ticket sales to the annual MetroTex Awards Banquet. Public Education Committee members promote the event and select grant recipients in the spring. The Committee also monitors school board activities and conducts candidate interviews during school board elections. We recommend and provide political endorsement and/or financial support of the candidates who uphold our mission to the MetroTex Board of Directors.

The Public Education Committee needs your help! Support our efforts by encouraging everyone in your office to attend the annual banquet, or make a direct donation to the Charitable Trust. Join the Committee and help select grant recipients. And if you know any great schools or teachers who could use a grant, watch for next year’s call for submissions in February.

For more information, contact Susan Kaplan at and join the Committee in our monthly meetings. A calendar of meeting dates can be found here.