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Republic Harley-Davidson Holds Back 2 School Supply Drive and Raises $4,900 for Fort Bend Education Foundation

In August 2016, Republic Harley-Davidson held a Back 2 School Supply Drive and asked its customers to bring new school supplies for Fort Bend ISD Schools.  Not only did they collect school supplies, they offered to donate $100 to the Education Foundation for every motorcycle sold during the School Supply Drive.  Within a two-week period, Republic Harley Davidson sold 49 motorcycles and raised $4,900 for the Foundation. Representatives from Republic Harley-Davidson recently gathered at their store to present the Foundation with a ceremonial check. 

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FBEF Board Executive Committee Members,Stacy Bynes, Terri Wang, and Shefali Jhaveri; FBEF Executive Director, Brenna Cosby; FBEF Board Past President Frank Petras, FBEF Board Executive Committee Members, Kay James and Allan Holley; Republic Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Sales Manager Matt Johnson and General Manager Joey Hardy.
Grants In Action
  • Elkins High School's Fashion Design Program receives new equipment thanks to Fort Bend Education Foundation 

    FORT BEND ISD (September 16, 2016) – Elkins High School students enrolled in the Fashion Design Program are enjoying new equipment their school received this year, thanks to the Fort Bend Education Foundation. Teacher Lanette Marquardt, with assistance from Academy Coordinator Brian Tucker and CTE teacher Lori Vereen, applied and received two grants – including the $23,000 FBEF Founder’s Grant –  to fund the purchase of new classroom equipment.

    With the Education Foundation grants, Marquardt purchased six industrial straight stitch machines, an industrial surger, a cover stitch machine, a walking foot machine, 11 professional dress forms, a professional cutting table, two industrial gravity-feed irons, and a professional steamer. The items will allow students to have a college-level textile lab at the high school level.

    "It's so wonderful to have such a supportive Education Foundation," said Marquardt. "The grants have allowed the Fashion Design program to go beyond what anyone has imagined. Having the new equipment allows us to properly prepare students for college or careers within the clothing industry. We’re also able to collaborate with DECA, as well as with the business, engineering and theater departments to promote teamwork on our campus."

    Elkins is the only Fort Bend ISD school to have industrial equipment of this type.

    Senior Jordyn Hall is excited about the new equipment and what she'll accomplish in class this school year.

    "I signed up for Fashion Design because I enjoy creating things," said Hall. "I'm excited about all of the fun projects we’ll create in class, like wallets, hobo bags, and prom dresses. We’re also learning to become better at drawing."

    "We want students to have the flexibility to achieve success while in the program," added. Marquardt, "and thanks to the Fort Bend Education Foundation, we are well on our way!"

    Grants In Action



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    Fort Bend ISD staff will learn how to write a successful grant application for the FBEF Grants to Teachers and Schools Program!  Grant Writing Workshops will be held on select dates between October 6 to December 6 at various locations around the District.

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     Sugar Shindig Logo

    Friday, October 21, at 6:30 pm

    Safari Texas


    Grab your coworkers and neighbors for a casual evening of fun and frolic, including a fajita dinner, dancing to the music of Password and a cake auction.  This is camaraderie at its finest as staff from our schools and neighbors from the community vie for the best cakes made by prominent Sugar Land bakers.  Have your cake and eat it too at this shindig! 


    Purchase Individual Tickets here.  Please note processing fees apply.




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  • Oktoberfest Sienna-Style

    Please join us at Oktoberfest Sienna-Style at Sawmill Lake Model Home Park on October 22, 2016 from 4-8 pm!  Proceeds benefit the Fort Bend Education Foundation.  

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  • Houston Rockets Logo

    FBEF Night with the Houston Rockets!  October 30 (Home Opener), November 12, November 19, December 10 and December 16! The first 100 tickets are allowed early entry to watch the players warm up before the game.  Purchase tickets today at www.rockets.com/promocode using Promo Code FBEF.

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  •  iFest live 2016

    Please join us for the 11th Annual International Festival on November 5, 2016, from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Sugar Land Town Square.

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