June 2018

Thank you, donors! 
A huge thank you to all our donors. In addition to donating more than $1 million to the SBEF Harvey Relief Fund, you helped us gift more than $1 million to Spring Branch ISD for the fourth consecutive year. Read about our grants and scholarships below to see the impact your contributions make on every SBISD student. Never doubt that your gifts make a difference. And never doubt that you are appreciated!


The SBEF Employee Campaign provided $1,250 scholarships
to 42 SBISD seniors, children of SBISD employees.

SBEF awards scholarships to SBISD grads
SBEF awarded 105 scholarships, a total of $163,900, to SBISD graduates at its Bright Stars of SBISD, Celebrating Academic Excellence event in May. Included in that number are 42 scholarships to children of SBISD employees. Read more about our 2018 scholarships.


SBEF announces 2018 grants
At its May board meeting, SBEF approved $139,982 in grants to fund innovative education-enhancing projects throughout SBISD. Four grants are for district-wide programs; 20 are for individual campuses. From STEM programs to mentoring programs, read more about the grants here.


Save the dates!
Grab your calendar and circle these dates so you won’t miss important SBEF events.
Friday, September 14, 2018 – Style Show and Luncheon
Friday, November 30, 2018 – Ungala
Monday, February 11, 2019 – Sporting Clay Tournament
Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Golf Classic


                                                                        Lisa Schwartz, Jennie Baker

Thank you to our officers and new members
A million thanks to Lisa Schwartz for her four years as chair of the SBEF Board of Directors! Jennie Baker, a board member for 10 years, will take the helm as board chair, and Joe Elliott will move into the role of secretary/treasurer.
Other officers of the 21-member executive committee are: Debra Aitken, marketing and public relations; Tamma Howell, Making Our Schools Better campaign; Gary Junek, nominations; George Kurisky, development; Susan Marks, planning and administration; Warren Matthews, scholarships; Donald Roseman, program and assessment; Debbie Slack, special events; Kelly Siblik, Council of PTAs. The SBISD Board of Trustees representative will soon be named.
New members to the SBEF Board of Directors, serving three-year terms, are: Melanie Bash, architect, Slattery Tackett Architects; Peter DallePezze, president, Lumate Lighting; Jennifer Espey, community patron; Suzanne Farrow, community patron; Pamela Ferworn, independent speech language pathologist and art instructor; Elisa Pontone, owner, Club Pilates; Suzanne Stiles, columnist, Swoon Media; Kristi Thibaut, community patron; and Jeff Treadway, senior vice president, Comerica Bank.


Please, open your hearts to SBEFs School Supply Project

SBEF is dedicated to the success of every SBISD student on every campus.
Success starts with dreams and the right tools. That’s why SBEF’s School Supply program is so important. Each year, thousands of SBISD students who qualify for free and reduced lunch (more than half the district’s population) receive supplies from the program. These students, K-12, find supplies waiting for them in their new classrooms.
How can you help? Donate $15 to launch one student onto the road to success, or provide supplies to students in an entire classroom for $300! Click here to donate to the School Supply program.


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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