MAY 2018


Thank you, donors!

Congregation Emanu El awards grant to SBEF
The Aubrey & Sylvia Farb Community Service Fund of Congregation Emanu El has granted its maximum award of $5,000 to SBEF in support of SBISD’s Trio Electric Pre-Apprentice Program.

The apprentice program is a three-way partnership between Trio Electric (an electrical design, construction and service firm), SBISD and Houston Community College. It will create a career pathway with paid internships during high school, tuition assistance for college and possible full-time employment.

Congregation Emanu El is committed to the principle shared by all religious faiths that caring for the less fortunate in our community is expected of all.

Pittsburgh students donate – again – to SBEF Harvey Relief Fund
North Allegheny Intermediate High School (NAI) is more than 1,300 miles from Houston, but that didn’t stop its 9th and 10th graders from holding fundraisers to help SBISD students after Hurricane Harvey. In October, the school sent SBEF a check for $6,429 for its Harvey Relief Fund.

At the time, Principal Brendan Hyland said the students were considering other fundraisers. They must have been a huge success. In May, SBEF received a second check from NAI – for $10,500!

SBEF Harvey Relief Fund money is distributed to SBISD families with Target and Walmart gift cards.


Students and community enjoyed Running for the Arts Fest

Debra Aitken, Cece Thompson, Mike Knox, Jennie Baker

In spite of the day starting with rain, Spring Branch ISD students and community members gathered to participate in SBEF’s Running for the Arts Fest on May 5. Debra Aitken, SBEF board member; Cece Thompson, executive director; Mike Knox, Houston City Council member-at-large; and Jennie Baker, SBEF president-elect were on hand to start the race.

After more than 1,000 runners crossed the finish line, community members bid on art auction items in the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum, shopped for handmade items in the Arts Fest market place, took advantage of myriad activities in the KidsZone, admired street art as it was created by students, listened to lots of musical entertainment and had breakfast or lunch at food trucks.

Proceeds from the events benefit SBISD’s fine arts and health education programs and the museum. Thank you to staff and committee members who made the day a success!


Our Golf Classic was the best ever!

Congratulations to SBISD employees Tiffany Morawiec and Chris Kamradt and Borden Dairy Sales Manager David Wood. This Borden team was second net winner at the SBEF Golf Classic.

Golfers joined 22nd annual Golf Classic Co-chairs Scooter Hicks and Jay Sartain at the BlackHorse Golf Club for SBEF’s most successful tournament. The event netted $95,630, thanks to the 38 registered teams. A huge thank you to everyone involved. What a fun and wonderful way to support our students!

Congratulations, MHS Sophomore Evan Pruett

When Evan Pruett heard about SBEF’s Running for the Arts Fest art contest from his teacher, Elisa Barry, he decided to give it a go. When his friends and family run in the 5K on May 5, they’ll be wearing his design. Read more.


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