Friday, February 28, 2014

Community Celebrates Inaugural Legacies of Spring Branch Gala

Spring Branch Education Foundation Hosts New Event

Chairs Katherine and Lane Dawson welcomed more than 500 community members to the first Legacy of Spring Branch Gala, hosted by Spring Branch Education Foundation on Feb. 21, 2014.

In honor of its 20th anniversary, SBEF recognized three community leaders who have championed education and are legacies of Spring Branch Independent School District. 

Doug Foshee, a graduate of Spring Branch High School, received the Spring Branch Independent School District Distinguished Alumni Award. Barry Abrams, a Westchester High School alum, was honored with the Spring Branch Education Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. Andrea White, who graduated from Memorial High School, accepted the Susan & Larry Kellner Champion for Education Award.

“These recipients personify the awards’ emphasis of learning, achieving and sharing,” said Katherine Dawson. The event raised $160,000; all proceeds benefit Spring Branch Education Foundation and will be used for programs or scholarships that enhance the education for every SBISD student. 

The evening’s Raise the Paddle event added $6700 to the Foundation’s Fund for the Future Endowment. About Spring Branch Education Foundation The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of education for every student in SBISD.

Founded in 1993, SBEF provides donors with a vehicle for making tax-deductible gifts to the district. The Foundation has raised almost $8 million and received the Houston Business Promise Award from the Greater Houston Partnership.

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