“International Ball - Journey Around the World”
The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Annual Gala Soars to New Heights!
The Fort Bend Education Foundation held its 29th annual gala on March 5th at the Houston Marriott Sugar Land. “International Ball – Journey Around the World” was the ultimate global experience exploring different countries and cultures.
Gala co-chairs Terri Wand and Cindy Cheng are proud to announce that the gala raised over $433,000 in support of our children’s education. The Fort Bend Education Foundation touches every school in Fort Bend ISD enriching and enhancing the quality of education for all Fort Bend ISD students through its grant programs.
The evening’s journey began with the grand entry provided by the George Bush High School marching band playing spirited music which got everyone on their feet. The crowd took flight as they perused and bid at the silent auction and bid board. Some were dressed in their favorite country’s custom apparel for an international flair. The exciting live auction, emceed by Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman and past board member and committee chair Stacy Bynes, had the crowd bidding high and often. Classic cuisine was enjoyed by all with the evening ending with dancing to the strains of the band Password.
Mercie, xie xie, danke, gracias and thank you to the generous supporters of the Fort Bend Education Foundation and to all those who worked tirelessly on the “International Ball – Journey Around the World” gala making it a first class affair.
Photos courtesy of Mary Favre, Liz Furman and Elsa Maxey.