Tuesday, August 19, 2014

SBEF to Host Gala - October 25

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) will host its second Legacies of Spring Branch Gala on October 25, 2014. Marissa and Duncan Klussmann will serve as co-chairs of the celebration. The event’s theme, Haute Homecoming, is reminiscent of a district-wide reunion of past and present Spring Brand ISD legacies.

The Gala will recognize three individuals who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to support education, says Duncan Klussmann, SBISD superintendent of schools. SBISD Distinguished Alumni Award – Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School – Chief Judge Wood is an alumna of Westchester High School, SBISD, and a graduate of the University of Texas, Austin (BA & JD).

SBEF Lifetime Achievement Award – Mallory and James Shaddix – Lifelong educational and community volunteers, the couple has served SBISD students through SBEF, multiple PTAs, Community Network, Academy of Finance, Mustang Mentoring, Collegiate Challenge, SpringBoard Mentoring, Spring Branch Family Development Center and Westside Homeless Partnership. Susan & Larry Kellner Champion for Education Award – Mike Feinberg, co-founder, Knowledge is Power Program Foundation and executive vice chair, KIPP Houston – Mike Feinberg co-founded KIPP with Dave Levin; today KIPP is a network of 162 high-performing public schools around the nation with 58,000 students.

In addition to silent and live auctions and dinner, the gala will include a homecoming dance featuring Molly and the Ringwalds. Individual tickets are available at $200. Tables for 10 are $1,500 to $10,000. For more information about the Legacies of Spring Branch Gala, visit springbranchisd.com/sbef or call 713.251.2381.

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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 more than $8 million and received the Houston Business Promise Award from the Greater Houston Partnership.


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