The year 2018 is set in stone for the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Silver Jubilee Gala, held March 3, at the Sugar Land Marriott on Town Square.
It will also stand out as another great example of the community’s generous support for education. Reports indicate that since its inception, the foundation has raised over $33 million. Although the gala does not account for all of the generated funds, it is the foundation’s largest fundraiser.
On Saturday the foundation celebrated successes and a lot of those in attendance donned silver or silver-accented wear acknowledging the anniversary. The Fort Bend Education Foundation was founded in 1992, and the celebratory galas started the following year; hence, the 25th year event. Foundation board members and co-chairs Lynn Halford, who headed the first gala; and Peggy Jackson, actively involved in almost all the galas, organized this year’s memorable evening that came complete with community favorite, Fort Bend County Commissioner James Patterson as the auctioneer. The event will also be part of the record of the foundation’s achievements celebrated with a dinner and the auctions – all in the name of supporting quality education for Fort Bend ISD with new teacher grants, professional development, and other forms of assistance that supplement school district funding.
Stacy Bynes serves as the 2018 president of the Fort Bend Education Foundation and Brenna Cosby as its executive director. Dr. Charles Dupre, who heads the state’s 7th largest school district, has been serving as the Fort Bend ISD school superintendent for almost five years.
The “Silver Jubilee…Celebrating 25 Years” was presented by Purdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP. For more information, visit the Fort Bend Education Foundation’s website or its Facebook page.