2009-07-16 / Youth

CenturyTel grants PAEF $5,000

The Port Aransas Education Foundation was awarded a $5,000 grant to expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic excellence in the Port Aransas Independent School District by the CenturyTel Clarke M. Williams Charitable Foundation on Thursday, July 9.

“CenturyTel is pleased to be able to help the Education Foundation continue its mission of promoting education excellence in Port Aransas,” said John Navarrette, CenturyTel’s Texas area operations manager.

The CenturyTel Clarke M. Williams Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established by CenturyTel with the belief that companies have an obligation to improve the quality of life where they do business.

The Port Aransas Education Foundation has presented a total of $135,000 to Port Aransas Independent School District teachers and faculty in the last three years.

The non-profit foundation was established in the fall of 2006 by a group of Port Aransans to seek community support for the Port Aransas Independent School District with funding, enrichment programs and other support work.

Following the example set by its founder, the Clarke M. Williams Charitable Foundation is committed to contributing to endeavors that improve the well-being of people in need throughout its communities. Its focus is to fund programs that support family, children, safety, substance abuse prevention, disaster relief, technology and economic development in the communities CenturyTel serves.

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