The School Zone: News

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) has named new members to its Board of Directors for the 2020-21 term. As the nonprofit partner of Spring Branch Independent School District, SBEF provides a vehicle for donors to make tax-deductible gifts to enhance the education of the district’s 35,000 students.

Photo: Lisa Schwartz, SBEF Board chair

Lisa Schwartz, a community leader and co-owner of Balfour Yearbook’s Houston/European office, will serve as the Board’s chair. Jennie Baker will serve as immediate past chair.

Other officers of the 26-member executive committee are: Debra Aitken, marketing and public relations; Joe Elliott, secretary/treasurer/finance; Suzanne Farrow, development; Bibbin Gill, Council of PTAs; Susan Marks, planning and administration; Evan Perroni, scholarships; Kristi Robishaw, project school supplies; Donald Roseman, program and assessment; James Shaddix, endowment co-chair; Suzanne Stiles, special events. J. Carter Breed is the SBISD Board of Trustees representative.

New members to the SBEF Board of Directors, serving three-year terms, are: Timothy Barnes, associate principal, Huckabee Architects; Susan Fargason, community patron; Jacob Field, president, Spotlight Energy; Dominique Harvey, owner, Creative Press Designs; Chad Lyons, Houston area president, Benchmark Bank; Linda Nunnery, vice president, PNC Bank; Matthew Putterman, senior director, Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets; Stephanie Rasch, community patron; Alicia Raymond, student teacher site coordinator, University of Houston; Lauren Taylor, realtor, Lauren Taylor Home.

About Spring Branch Education Foundation:

Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to supporting SBISD students and educators. It partners with the district and community to fund programs that enhance education and ̅prepare students for the future. In 2016, Caruthers Institute ranked SBEF 42nd in the nation among 188 K-12 education foundations and in the top 10 of its division of foundations with $1 million to $1,999,999 in revenues. Since 1993, the Foundation has donated more than $15 million to the district. SBEF is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.