Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center opening in 2 years
Hats, Gloves & Boutonnieres 11th annual brunch announcement
A very special brunch was held last Monday, May 12, raising more than $26,000 at the home of KK and Scott West celebrating the 11th annual Hats, Gloves and Boutonnieres Spring Brunch in Fort Bend.
As one of highlights, an update was presented by Children’s Museum of Houston Education Director, Dr. Cheryl McCallum, to a large gathering of about 150 guests, friends and supporters of the museum effort.
Event Chairs Susie Goff and Rachel Leaman led the way of the fundraiser to help sustain the museum’s outreach programs in Fort Bend County. Goff, who could not attend, was actually there, but as a life size cardboard stand-up with wine glass in hand toasting the museum supporters and their success. That was the other highlight as many of the guests insisted on taking a photo with Goff, well not really her, but close enough.
The tasty brunch enjoyed indoors and out at the West home was catered by Italian Maid Café and delicious cupcakes were donated by Sprinkles.
As announced, the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center in Fort Bend is planned for opening on Memorial Day weekend 2016, that’s two years from now, as a year-round facility. It will be at Imperial Development in a 10,000 square foot restored building housing six exhibits with outdoor space. In a recent communication in support of the local Discovery Center, Jasmin Patel, Chairman of the Indo American Forum of Fort Bend (IAF) conveyed the organization’s donation of $10,000 in keeping with its purpose of encouraging and promoting participation in social, cultural and civic affairs in Fort Bend.
At the annual brunch, Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center Co-Chairs Charlene Pate and Debbie Fash were joined by Nancy Olson, Gay Thompson, Lucia Street, Sonal Bhuchar, Mary and Carl Favre, Nell Ciancarelli, Betty Baitland, Ray Aguilar, Himesh and Farrah Gandi, Martha Rutledge, and Debbie Marcell among other community enthusiasts.
The Museum welcomes donations to open the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston on Memorial Day weekend of 2016. Interested persons may contact Capital Campaign Manager Tracy Golden, 281-494-0297 or email@example.com, or they may visit fortbendchildrensdc.org and also “like” the museum on Facebook.
It is reported that the Museum has delivered outreach programming to low income families living in Fort Bend County since the mid-1990s. Working with more than 40-community partners in the county to serve underserved populations, they receive free access to museum programs for strengthening children’s readiness for school.
Parents in Richmond, Rosenberg and Sugar Land have benefitted from the Museum’s Parent Stars program, a school-based initiative which provides bilingual resources and support, so they can increase the learning and literacy skills of their children. In addition, the Museum’s bilingual literacy program, Para Los Niños, which provides story time and free books, has also been delivered in Fort Bend.
In 2006, a group of Fort Bend citizens asked the Children’s Museum of Houston to consider opening a satellite location in the area. The two following years, the Museum conducted summer venues at available retail spaces within Town Square in Sugar Land, each for six weeks. Those summer efforts were well received with 21,000 visitors each year.
Now, the Museum welcomes donations to open The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston on Memorial Day weekend of 2016.
For information on the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, contact Capital Campaign Manager Tracy Golden at (281)494-0297 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out www.fortbendchildrensdc.org Also, “like” the museum on Facebook, www.facebook.com/FortBendDiscoveryCenter.
INDO AMERICAN FORUM OF FORT BEND EXTENDS SUPPORT TO FORT BEND CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER
The Indo American Forum of Fort Bend (IAF) has extended support for the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston with a $10,000 donation. The IAF represents the growing Indo American community of Fort Bend County as a positive and contributing force in the local area with the purpose encouraging and promoting participation in social, cultural and civic affairs.
“We are excited the Children’s Museum of Houston is coming to Fort Bend, right at our door step,” said Jasmin Patel, IAF chairman. “The next generation of Fort Bend residents will have the opportunity to learn and grow with easy accessibility to a state of the art facility. The IndoAmerican community values education as a number one priority and will continue to support entities like the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center,” said Patel.
The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is now scheduled to open in the new Imperial development in Sugar Land in the summer of 2016. Six exhibits managed as platforms for learning for children, birth through 12 years, will focus on childhood questions such as “How Does It Work?,” Where Does It Come From,?” and “Can I Solve That?”
ABOUT INDO AMERICAN FORUM OF FORT BEND
IndoAmerican Forum of Fort Bend (IAF) is a nonprofit organization, which represents the mainstream of IndoaAmerican Community in Fort Bend. Since its inception, the IAF continues to represent the interest of the community in Fort Bend County and the Greater Houston area. By engaging in local social and civic affairs, the Indo American Forum of Fort Bend has elevated the profile of Indo American community and has provided financial support to many worthy causes.
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