FISD foundation gala set on Valentine’s Day

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The Friendswood Education Foundation’s Red Hot Gala is scheduled for Valentine’s Day 2015.

The 7 p.m., Feb. 14 fundraiser will be held at the Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa, which been named one of The Most Luxurious Fitness Clubs by Travel and Leisure. The 18-acre site is located at 111 N. Post Oak in the the Galleria area of Houston.

Last year’s foundation gala netted approximately $340,000 for the foundation, breaking records for the auctions and adopt-a-grant programs.

More than 450 guests are expected at this year’s event, which includes dinner, dancing, auctions, entertainment and beverages. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit foundation, which supports Friendswood ISD teachers and students.

Operating independently under its own board of directors, the foundation has been enhancing education in the FISD since 1999. The foundation increases private community support, fosters creative approaches to the classroom and awards funds through a volunteer board made up of community, business and education leaders.

More than $924,000 has been awarded to teachers and campuses in FISD since the foundation was established.

Those who cannot attend the gala may support the foundation through its Adopt-a-grant program or by donating auction items.

For more information on tickets, contact Karolyn Gephart at 281-482-1267 or email: [email protected] For donations, contact Lynn Shigekawa at 281-996-6653 or [email protected]

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