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Thank you, donors!

You did it again! When we asked you to help us expand Project School Supplies (PSS) for the 2021-2022 school year, you enthusiastically responded. YOU are providing supplies to SBISD Title 1 pre-kindergarten, elementary and middle schools. All students in these schools will walk into their classrooms with the tools they need to succeed – everything from crayons to backpacks!

A special thank you to the Education Foundation of Harris County for a $10,000 grant in support of SBEF’s Project School Supplies. Every donation – from individuals to foundations – has a lasting impact on our students.

Another special thank you to PSS co-chairs Becky Fenn and Kristi Robishaw. They have compiled wish lists from principals and teachers, shopped and placed orders. At the end of the summer, they will get all the supplies to their proper places. In our first Progress Report of 2021-2022, we’ll give you an update on the Project’s success.

If you didn’t have an opportunity to donate, there’s still time.

  • $10 will provide for 1 student.
  • $250 will provide for 1 classroom.
  • $1,000 will provide for 1 grade level.

Click here to donate online or mail a check to:
Spring Branch Education Foundation
955 Campbell Road, Suite 206
Houston, TX 77024


SBEF welcomes new Board members

A huge welcome and thank you to community leaders who have embarked on a three-year term as SBEF Board members: Matthew Cone, CEO, Frio Energy Services; Stuart Ford, senior vice president, Allegiance Bank; Michael Jarboe, senior associate minister, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church; Shannon McNary, corporate social responsibility manager, CITGO Petroleum Corporation; Kay Miller, substitute teacher; Tracie Pierce, realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Gary Greene; and Tim Raymond, retired.

For a complete list of the SBEF Board of Directors, click here.


117 SBISD seniors receive scholarships  

SBEF awarded 117 scholarships to SBISD seniors in May – a total of $186,100. Evan Perroni, SBEF Board member and chair of the Scholarship Committee, said, “I wish we had unlimited funds because narrowing down the scholarship awards is always much more difficult than anticipated. There are so many amazing students walking the halls of SBISD schools.”

For the second year, due to social distancing requirements, SBEF was unable to award scholarships at its annual Bright Stars of SBISD event. This year, a virtual presentation is available, via YouTube, at https://youtu.be/5Zi3113ZsXg. Read more about scholarships here.


SBEF celebrates SBISD Teachers and Principals of the Year

The Foundation takes great pride in recognizing our Teachers and Principals of the Year.

Laura Minyard, chair of the annual Bright Stars of SBISD event (cancelled due to COVID protocols), said the Foundation and community honored the teachers and principals with a $300 gift card and lots of raffle opportunities.

Watch the virtual celebration on YouTube at https://youtu.be/5Zi3113ZsXg and read more about it here.


SBEF awards 25 innovative grants

This year, SBEF approved $171,776 in grants to fund 25 innovative education-enhancing projects throughout SBISD.

Donnie Roseman, SBEF Board member and chair of the Program and Assessment Committee, and Executive Director Cece Thompson were astounded that in a year when fundraising events were repeatedly compromised, all grant requests were fully funded.

Read more about SBEF’s grants.


SBEF volunteer receives White House award

Dominique Harvey, SBEF Board member and Spring Branch ISD volunteer, received The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her extraordinary service to the community. Read about Dominique’s well-deserved recognition here.


Save the dates

Get out your calendar for the next academic year, and circle these dates first. These are the events that are not only the most fun, but the ones that provide exciting educational opportunities for all SBISD students.

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 – Style Show & Luncheon
Co-chairs: Elizabeth Canfield, Madison Ford and Stephanie Montalbano
(psst: Register early; this event is coming soon and sells out fast!)

Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 – Golf Classic
Co-chairs: Scooter Hicks and Jay Sartain

Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 – Sporting Clay Tournament
Co-chairs: Doug Goodson and Rob Stewart

Saturday, April 2, 2022 – Gala
Co-Chairs TBD

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – Bright Stars of SBISD
Chair: Laura Minyard – This event recognizes our scholarship recipients as well as Teachers and Principals of the Year.

To stay connected with SBEF and for registration information as soon as it’s available, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter (@SBEF4SBISD).


Please support us


Visit sbef.springbranchisd.com to make a donation. On our website, you’ll find many ways to support SBISD students and teachers. All donations are tax deductible and used only in SBISD.

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Our Mission

Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting our students and educators. We partner with Spring Branch ISD and the community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare our students for the future.


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Houston, Texas 77024

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