The 2017 Eanes Education Foundation Gala will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the JW Marriott Lone Star Ballroom. The gala’s 25th anniversary, the event will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auctions, games, cake, and champagne – as well as support for the Eanes Education Foundation.
Presented by Lexus of Austin, the gala is open to EEF supporters from each Eanes Independent School District school, as well as those around the greater Austin community. The foundation funds additional teacher and staff positions on all Eanes ISD campuses, with 40 teachers funded through EEF in the 2016-17 school year. The Foundation has a goal of funding 50 positions for the 2017-18 school year.
A sell-out the past three years, tickets for the gala are available for individuals and on a per-table basis. Individual tickets are $275 each. Tables can be purchased at the lowest Bronze level for $2,500, which includes a reserved table for 10 guests; pre-event recognition, including EEF website and social media promotion; and night-of-event recognition, including program listing, table signage, and acknowledgement on the big screen. Tables can be purchased at the highest Platinum level for $10,000, which includes Bronze benefits, plus premier seating; a complimentary JW Marriott hotel room the night of the Gala; a welcome basket; premium wine during dinner; 10 tickets to an exclusive sponsors’ event hosted on Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Hotel Granduca Austin; an invitation for table hosts and guests to the VIP Preview Reception; a logo included on Gala step & repeat; additional pre-event recognition; and additional night-of-event recognition.
Attire is cocktail, with a host’s note for women to “put on your party dresses and guys leave the ties at home!” Read more about the 2017 Eanes Education Foundation Gala, including links to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor.