The School Zone: News

Photo: Back row (l. to r.)  – Mauricio Valdes, Tom DeBesse, Elizabeth Wang, Kevin Doffing, Chris Weekley, Langston Turner, Colby Mueck. Front row (l. to r.) – Stacey Merchant, Jennifer Blaine, Cece Thompson, Bibbin Gill

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) has named new members to its Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. SBEF provides a vehicle for donors to make tax-deductible gifts to benefit Spring Branch Independent School District to enhance the education of its 35,000 students. 

Jennie Baker, a community leader and volunteer, will serve her second year as the Board’s chair. Baker has been a member of the SBEF Board for 11 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles. 

Other officers of the 22-member executive committee are: Debra Aitken, marketing and public relations; Joe Elliott, secretary/treasurer; Bibbin Gill, Council of PTAs; Tamma Howell, Making Our Schools Better Together campaign; George Kurisky, development; Susan Marks, planning and administration; Warren Matthews, scholarships; Donald Roseman, program and assessment; James Shaddix, endowment 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: Andrea Bishop, community patron; Thomas DeBesse, region bank president, Wells Fargo; Kevin Doffing, president, Sam’s Safety Equipment; Stacey Merchant, community patron; Colby Mueck, senior managing director, co-head, HFF, LP; Kelly Siblik, community patron; Langston Turner, managing director, UBS Financial Services, Inc.; Mauricio Valdes, owner, Tu Casa Realty; Elizabeth Wang, attorney, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP and Chris Weekley, executive vice president, David Weekley Homes.

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 $13 million to the district. SBEF is a 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax deductible.

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