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    The Fort Bend Education Foundation’s Annual Gala Exceptionally Enchanting!

    The Fort Bend Education Foundation held its 30th annual gala on March 4 at the Houston Marriott Sugar Land.  “An Enchanted Forest” proved to be the ultimate forest fantasy experience for guests.

    Gala co-chairs Syndee Howgate and Shefali Jhaveri are proud to announce that the gala raised $509,000 to support our children’s education. This is the second highest total in the gala’s 30-year history! 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.

    It was a spectacular evening ensconced in a backdrop of whimsical flora and fauna. The scene was set and the forest came to life. Forest "fairies" presided over the silent auction, while a glittering "elf" manned the bid board. The evening’s experience escalated with the grand entry provided by the Marshall High School Marching Band. The exciting live auction, emceed by Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman and Fort Bend Education Foundation Board Member Stacy Bynes, had the crowd bidding high and often. Supporters dined at beautifully decorated tables and wrapped up the evening dancing to the magical sounds of the band Password.

    Thank you to all of the generous supporters of the Fort Bend Education Foundation and all those who worked together to make “An Enchanted Forest” come alive. Congratulations to the Fort Bend ISD students and teachers who will benefit from this enchanted evening.

    Save the date in anticipation of the next Fort Bend Education Foundation Gala Celebration set for March 2, 2024.

    (Photos courtesy of Mary Favre, Liz Furman, Cathy Hinchman, Jessica Kij and Debra Maltman) 

    See more photos in the "2023 Gala - An Enchanted Forest" photo album on the Education Foundation's Facebook page


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