North East Educational Foundation hosts annual gala
The 2014 North East Educational Foundation’s 23rd gala was a major success. This gala will be remembered as one of the most well-attended in NEEF ‘s history and is notable as the first time the live auction took place through a smartphone bidding system.
The NEEF Gala raises funds through sponsorships, a live auction and a silent auction. Funds raised will go toward classroom enrichment projects in the North East school district. Project examples include new STEM library books, instruments, gardening materials, reading intervention kits and robotics programs. Projects must enhance learning and serve purposes outside of district-funded curriculum.
Guests bid on silent auction items from their phones throughout the evening.
(l to r) Commissioner Kevin Wolff, Sandi Wolff, Julie Brink Straus, Speaker Joe Straus, Texas House of Representatives
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy and Associate Superintendent of Business Services Dan Villarreal prepare desserts for a winning auction bidder.
Guests mingled and browsed the items at the silent auction.
We’d like to thank our top sponsors who made this event possible:
Energy Testing & Balance
Joeris General Contractors
Garza Bomberger & Associates
Norton Rose Fulbright
Josten’s High School Acheivement
JQ Consulting Engineers
Laurel Ridge Treatment Center
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson
Moy Tarin Ramirez Engineers
Pfluger Associates Architects
Professional Service Industries
Schulman, Lopez & Hoffer
Silber & Associates Consulting Engineers
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Posted on March 4, 2014