"This is no longer the TIE Foundation web site. 

you can now go to www.tempeschools.org/tie for TIE information.

Sorry for the confusion"



A group of caring volunteer ambassadors who are a conduit to broker resources from the greater community to support Tempe Elementary School District's children, families and educators tp achieve successful lifelong educational goals. 


The Tempe Impact Education Foundation was established in 1990 to provide extraordinary opportunities to the children of the Tempe.  Although children receive a strong basic education in Tempe, Arizona's funding formula for education is one of the lowest in the United States.  Consequently, our children are deprived of experiences which children in other states receive as a matter of course.

The Tempe Impact Education Foundation was established to make up for some of those deprivations.  Working with private and corporate donors, national philantropies, and government agencies,our intent is to focus on the unprovided needs of children and teachers.

Our efforts will take time and perserverance.  Hundreds of citzens in Tempe will become the benefactors.  Thousands of children will benefit.  The goal of the Tempe Impact Education Foundation is to enrich and enhance the District's commitment to excellence.


Joseph P. Spracale , President & CEO,  Tempe Impact Education Foundation


$133,000 in Scholarships to teachers and classified staft

$7,000 to the Music Program

$6,6000 for Award and recognition. 

The Tempe Impact Education (TIE) Foundation is a non-profit 501 ( c) (3) organization.

-United Way #1274 - TIE 501(C) (3) #86-0670224   

NOTE:  Request for funds require a "Donation Form".  This form is available on the Tempe Elementary District #3 web site. www.tempeschools.org/TIE 


How you can support TIE Foundation  achieve their goals and the students of Tempe.

Annual Golf Tournament - Sign up a foursome- Purchase a Tee Sponsorship- Donate a door Prize- Make a Cash Donation. (See Golf Page)

Annual Joseph P. Spracale Award Dinner -

Purchase a ticket to attend  

Sponsor a table for your company

Purchase extra ticket to help  host award recipient-


Donations would be appreciated at:  www.tempeschools.org/TIE

and click on gold button marked "Donate"

Connecting with Kids

Donate unused clothes-backpacks-school supplies or cash. (See Connecting with Kids Page )

Any of the items above are welcomed and would be appreciated.  Checks should be made out to TIE Foundation and sent to Joe Spracale at the addess below. 


The Joseph P. Spracale Commitment to Education Award
The Ralph & Carla Lingerfelt Commitment to the Community Award

Scholarships - For Certified & Classified District Employees

Any questions about the Tempe Impact Education (TIE) Foundation should be directed to: 


Attn: Joe Spracale

3205 S. Rural Rd

Tempe, AZ 85282                                        


Upcoming Events

August 13, 2014         TIE Board Meeting

September 10, 2014    TIE Board Meeting        

October 15, 2014        TIE Board Meeting            

November 3, 2014       Scholarship Deadline

November 12, 2014      TIE Board Meeting

December 5, 2014        Beans & Rice

December 6, 2014        Pancake Breakfast

December 10, 2014     TIE Board Meeting  

January 14, 2015         TIE Board Meeting

February 11, 2015        TIE Board Meeting

March 9, 2015             Sports Authority Courage Awards

March 18, 2015            TIE Board Meeting

April 8, 2015               TIE Board Meeting

May 1, 2015               Spracale Dinner

May 13, 2015              TIE Board Meeting

May 16, 2015             TIE-Sunrise Kiwanis Golf Tournament




Link to District web site: 



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