Friday, December 2, 2016

SBEF Hosts Spectacular Winter Wonderland Gala

Left to right:  David & Mary Beth McIver and Lisa and Bill Schwartz
Spring Branch Education Foundation raised a record-setting $172,000 at its annual gala. Co-chairs Melissa and Mano DeAyala and Sheri and Wayne Gross were all smiles on Nov. 19 when they welcomed excited guests to the Winter Wonderland gala. The Omni Riverway ballroom was transformed into a fairyland of twinkling lights and winter expanses warmed by guests eager to support grants and scholarships for Spring Branch ISD students.

SBISD PTAs made the evening a huge success by donating unique gift baskets to the evening’s silent auction. The 28 baskets brought in $7,095. When it was time to raise the paddles to fund scholarships, guests were eager and donated $13,150!

Gala attendees enjoyed aerialists and an artist, vied with friends over exceptional auction items, played unique games and danced to the tunes of The NiteBeat Band. The pre-Thanksgiving extravaganza kicked off the holiday season in style, thanks in large part to presenting sponsor HEB.

Left to right:  Melissa (Co-chair) and Mano DeAyala and Sheri (Co-chair) and Wayne Gross

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 prepare students for the future. In 2015, dewey & associates ranked SBEF 17th in the nation among K-12 education foundations and number one in its division of foundations with $1 million to $1,999,999 in revenues. Since 1993, the Foundation has donated more than $10 million to the district. SBEF is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.


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