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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.

North East Educational Foundation Gala from North East Media Production on Vimeo.


NEEF annual gala

Guests bid on silent auction items from their phones throughout the evening.

NEEF annual gala

(l to r) Commissioner Kevin Wolff, Sandi Wolff, Julie Brink Straus, Speaker Joe Straus, Texas House of RepresentativesNEEF annual gala

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy and Associate Superintendent of Business Services Dan Villarreal prepare desserts for a winning auction bidder.

NEEF annual galaGuests mingled and browsed the items at the silent auction.

NEEF annual gala


We’d like to thank our top sponsors who made this event possible:

Diamond Level

Energy Testing & Balance

Joeris General Contractors

Garza Bomberger & Associates


Gold Level

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

Southwest Securities

Silver Level

Pape-Dawson Engineers



Posted on March 4, 2014