Circle your calendar for Saturday, November 11, when the community celebrates SBEF Strong UnGala 2017. Chairs Becky and Brett Fenn and Kristi and Paul Robishaw redesigned the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s annual event to toast the area’s amazing care for neighbors while supporting grants and scholarships.

“Priorities have changed since we planned the original gala,” said Kristi Robishaw. “Harvey reminded us that our main interests are families, friends and neighbors. We’re SBEF Strong, and at this UnGala, we’ll celebrate that strength. We’re grateful to everyone who supported the SBEF Harvey Relief Fund to care for student and staff families who were displaced by the storm.”

Becky Fenn agreed. “The UnGala will turn our focus to supporting programs that enhance our students’ education through grants and scholarships.”

The casual evening will include unique Big Board items, casino games, finger foods and dancing. “We’re planning a fun night with great friends and an evening of games, spirits and socializing,” said Debbie Slack SBEF Board event chair.

For the eighth year, HEB has come on board as the UnGala’s Presenting Sponsor.

Join us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston at 7:00 PM, at 2222 West Loop South, for cocktails, an exciting variety of small bites, casino games and music.

Table sponsorships (seating for 10) are available for $5,000 and $3,000; general admission is $100 (cocktail tables available). Casino chips will be offered at $50 for 25 chips representing $2,500 of play and $100 for 75 chips representing $7,500. Underwriting opportunities are available.

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