In its 17th year, the 2017 Lake Cities Education Foundation Gala and Auction was our most successful to date! Held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the Gateway Center of the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, it brought our supporters together under one roof. Growing support of our annual program was evident in the numbers, 330 attendees joined us for an impactful evening featuring dinner as well as silent and live auctions!
Funds Support Grant Funding
This annual event is LCEF’s largest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from the gala help us further our mission of enhancing educational opportunities in our community. With the support of our sponsors and event attendees, we were able to raise over $80,000 towards this effort! The funds raised will be applied towards grants for Lake Dallas Independent School District teachers and scholarships for graduating seniors of Lake Dallas High School.
Donors Make it All Possible
Generous in-kind contributions made by our supporters allowed for a wide variety of raffle and auctions items. Among the incredible auction items available was a tailgate dinner for 50 people, a South Padre Island getaway in beachfront 4 bedroom condo, an autographed football by Dak Prescott, and a Canon camera, just to name a few!
A special segment of the program featured videos highlighting two recent endowments, the Robin Hasserd Memorial Teacher Grant and the Tonya Monden Future Educator Scholarship. In one of the videos, Deputy Superintendent/CFO Wes Eversole is quoted stating, “the funds that are generated by the LCEF…certainly give our students opportunities that they may not have without this funding.” The major contributions we are able to make would not be possible without the support of our donors, sponsors and volunteers!
Thank you all of those who supported the LCEF Gala and Auction, we would not be able to further our mission without you by our side.