Community gathers for donor appreciation luncheon

Community gathers for donor appreciation luncheon
Posted on 02/08/2017
Community gathers for donor appreciation luncheon

Education Foundation

Pictured: Pasadena ISD community relations director Cindy Parmer, School Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell and Education Foundation President Herman Williams.


The sound of steel drums, performed by Park View Intermediate students, echoed through the halls of the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School as community members, school administrators and members of the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation gathered for a donor appreciation luncheon on February 7, 2017.

Students and teachers from Sparks Elementary, Park View Intermediate and the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School got to thank donors personally and demonstrate some equipment that was purchased through their donations.

 “Teachers can sometimes feel lonely and isolated in our classrooms, but now I’ve realized we are not alone because you have our backs.” said Andrea Nguyen, an Audio and Visual teacher at CTHS, as well as a mini grant recipient, “Through your hard work and donations, you’ve empowered me to better serve the needs of my students. And for my students, you’ve given them a lasting gift that will open many doors for them for years to come and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

 The luncheon was capped off by a presentation of the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament check in the amount of $153,415.14 to the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation.

 Once all the tournament expenses are paid, all the remaining funds go directly to the Education Foundation, said Dr. Kirk Lewis, chairman of the tournament steering committee.

 “Over our fourteen year history, the tournament has raised just short of two million dollars for the foundation. We will definitely go over the two million mark this year.”

 During the presentation, Cristina Womack, President-Elect of the Education Foundation, honored Kathy Bailey as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year.

Additionally, the Pasadena ISD Cornerstone Club presented a check for $91,468.91 to the Education Foundation. The Cornerstone Club is made up of nearly 2000 district employees who contribute to the Education Foundation through payroll deduction.


Education Foundation
Pictured: Pasadena ISD community relations director Cindy Parmer, School Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell and Education Foundation President Herman Williams.

Education Foundation
Pictured: McDonald’s Texas Invitational Chairman Dr. Kirk Lewis, Volunteer of the Year Kathy Bailey and Education Foundation President-Elect Cristina Womack.