Spring Branch Education Foundation close to goal of $1 million raised for endowment
The Spring Branch Education Foundation recently announced some of its 2012 accomplishments thanks in large part to the support from the community.
SBEF hosted a number of programs and provided nearly $100,000 in grants to SBISD schools. Grants included funding for both college prep programs and Operation Graduation. The organization has also been able to support scholarships, upgrade the technology being used in schools and support arts education.
Much of the money that SBEF used was raised with community support. The 17th annual golf tournament raised $83,536 to help fund grants. Roy Montalbono and his committee were responsible for the event.
SBEF has a goal of reaching $1 million for its Fund for the Future endowment and it is almost there with $895,295 raised. Money made from the endowment will be used to support programs for SBISD students. The Lyle Lovett committee helped raise $140,000 for the fund.
More than $20,000 was raised for 20th annual Crystal Awards, which honors district teachers. The money came from a High Heels and High Hopes Style Show which is being chaired by Missy Balleza and Melissa DeAyala.
The following upcoming events will also raise money for the SBEF:
The Crystal Awards Gala will be held Friday, Feb. 8, at the Hyatt Regency, at 1200 Louisiana St., Houston.
The 21st annual Running for the Arts, chaired by Christine Gentile, will be Saturday, May 4. The event is an arts field trip for SBISD students and benefits the Health Fitness Teachers Association.
The SBEF is committed to enhancing education of SBISD students.
For more information, visit www.springbrancheducationfoundation.com.
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