About The Foundation

The APE Foundation works in assisting Austin Public Schools in funding for class supplies, class projects, grants and awards that improve the quality and education of the students in the Austin schools. In this economy, this organization is more important than ever before in providing teachers with needed supplies, educating and recognizing our children, and improving the quality of our community.

The AHS Alumni Association connects alumni with information regarding upcoming reunions, alumni events, and how to stay connected with your fellow graduates.

Our Mission

The mission of the Austin Public Education Foundation is a passionate commitment to be an innovative source of funding to supplement and support programs within the Austin Public Schools.  Our vision is to enhance and expand the educational experience and opportunities available to all the students K-12, in Independent School District #492.


The Austin Public Education Foundation was founded in 1990 to benefit Austin Public Schools. The first grant of $500 was awarded in 1992. Since then, over $580,000 in grants have been awarded to the Austin Public Schools and students. Quite a contrast and graphic evidence of what can be accomplished when people in the community care.

The foundation is a non-profit corporation separate from the Austin Public Schools. The only beneficiaries of its programs and projects are the more than 5,000 students.

The Huntting Endowment fund was established by James and Joanne Huntting with a donation of $100,000. Many other individuals, organizations, and businesses have joined the Hunttings to add to this fund. The grants that are awarded out of the Huntting fund are to benefit students and projects in all grade levels.

The Packer Endowment fund benefits co-curricular activities in the Austin Public Schools. Over 60 percent of the income generated from the investments of this fund is used for boys’ and girls’ athletic programs at all grade levels.

The Huntting and Packer Endowment funds of the Austin Public Education Foundation are never spent. Only the income earned through investments is used to fund programs and projects. Your donation to the endowment funds is a gift that keeps on giving…

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