Glacial Ice Table Sponsor
Sheri and Wayne Gross
Northern Lights Sponsor
Mallory and James Shaddix
Snow Capped Sponsor
Jack and William Light Charitable Trust
Thompson & Horton, LLP
Dear Friends of the Spring Branch Education Foundation,
We are honored to chair the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s Winter Wonderland Gala.
We’re grateful for SBEF and what it does for Spring Branch ISD. The Spring Branch Education Foundation funds learning programs that overcome challenges, launch dreams, and enhance the educational experience for all students in the Spring Branch Independent School District. Children with social and emotional challenges to learning, begin to visualize a future that might not otherwise be possible as a result of SBEF funded programs that provide dedicated mentors and guidance for first-generation college bound students.
As state resources continue to decrease, support of SBEF is essential to the district’s financial future, its continued excellence in education, and the community value of every child reaching their full potential.
With your generous support of our Winter Wonderland Gala, you’re not only supporting the learning experience of your own child, you’re making a difference in the lives of children throughout the district and contributing to the success of the whole community.
To help make these initiatives possible, we hope you’ll join us on November 19. We promise you a wonderful evening of friends and fun. You will find an extraordinary selection of live and silent auction items, play unique games and dance the night away.
We look forward to sharing this winter’s evening with you as we raise funds for all Spring Branch ISD students. Thank you for your generosity.
Melissa and Mano DeAyala
2016 Winter Wonderland Gala Chairs
Since 1993, the Education Foundation has gifted Spring Branch ISD and its students with more than $9 million in grants and scholarships.
Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting our students and educators. We partner with Spring Branch ISD and the community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare our students for the future.
Our local taxpayers pay additional taxes attributable to increases in property valuations. However, the additional tax dollars do not remain in Spring Branch Independent School District under the current State of Texas education funding formula. Unfortunately, the formula was recently confirmed as constitutional by the Texas Supreme Court. See www.springbranchisd.com for important additional information about the severe funding problem facing our school district.
Private funding, through the Foundation, remains 100 percent in the district and helps enhance quality of education. SBEF raises funds only for SBISD. Last year, the Foundation donated more than $1 million to the district, reaching students on every campus through grants and scholarships.