Spring Branch Education Foundation hosts UnGala to benefit SBISD students
Community celebrates SBEF Strong UnGala 2017 on Nov. 11
SBEF Strong UnGala 2017 will celebrate the strength of the Spring Branch community on Saturday, November 11. Chairs Becky and Brett Fenn and Kristi and Paul Robishaw redesigned Spring Branch Education Foundation’s annual gala event to toast the area’s amazing care for neighbors while supporting grants and scholarships.
“Priorities have changed since we planned the original gala,” said Kristi Robishaw. “Harvey reminded us that our main interests are families, friends and neighbors. We’re SBEF Strong, and at this UnGala, we’ll celebrate that strength. We’re grateful to everyone who supported the SBEF Harvey Relief Fund to care for student and staff families who were displaced by the storm.”
Becky Fenn agreed. “The UnGala will turn our focus to supporting programs that enhance our students’ education through grants and scholarships.”
The casual evening will include unique Big Board items, casino games, finger foods and dancing. “We’re planning a fun night with great friends and an evening of games, spirits and socializing,” said Debbie Slack SBEF Board event chair.
For the eighth year, HEB has come on board as the event’s Presenting Sponsor. “HEB’s gift of $25,000 each year is indicative of the company’s commitment to Spring Branch ISD’s students,” said Cece Thompson, SBEF executive director.
Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston, at 2222 West Loop South, will be transformed into a casual and low-key club where guests will enjoy cocktails, small bites, casino games and music.
Table sponsorships (seating for 10) are available for $5,000 and $3,000; general admission is $100 (cocktail tables available). Casino chips will be offered at $50 for 25 chips representing $2,500 of play and $100 for 75 chips representing $7,500. Underwriting opportunities are available.
Register online at https://sbef.ejoinme.org/gala. For more information, call 713.251.2381 or visit www.springbrancheducationfoundation.com.
About Spring Branch Education Foundation:
Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting SBISD students and educators. It partners with the district and community to fund programs that enhance education and ̅students for the future. In 2016, Caruthers Institute ranked SBEF 42nd in the nation among 188 K-12 education foundations and in the top 10 of its division of foundations with $1 million to $1,999,999 in revenues. Since 1993, the Foundation has donated more than $11 million to the district. SBEF is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
7 p.m - 12 midnight Royal Sonesta - Houston
Snappy Casual Attire
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.
Thank you for participating in SBEF’s Making Our Schools
Premier Table Sponsors
Sue and Barry Abrams
ASA Dally, Inc. Structural Engineers
Becky and Brett Fenn and Kristi and Paul Robishaw
Kate & Rex Harrison and Alicia & Shawn Raymond
Mallory and James Shaddix
Thompson & Horton
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