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January 7, 2014 > Excellence in Education Gala Ð ÔBe true to your schoolÕ

Excellence in Education Gala Ð ÔBe true to your schoolÕ

Submitted By Kathy Kimberlin

The Fremont Education FoundationÕs (FEFÕs) annual ÒExcellence in EducationÓ Gala is bringing on school spirit to raise funds for innovative teacher grants. In its twelfth year, this annual fundraiser is sure to soar with school pride and big game entertainment!

The Fremont Education FoundationÕs ÒExcellence in EducationÓ Gala, to be held on February 28, is the only fundraising event in Fremont that promotes and celebrates excellence in education at the K-12 level within the districtÕs public schools. Funds raised for the teacher grants will enable FEF to continue to sponsor and expand its support of exceptional projects in classrooms, with the intention of improving educational achievement and broadening the horizons and experiences of our students. For more than 20 years, FEF has awarded over 200 grants to teachers, directly benefiting tens of thousands of students.

During the gala evening, students from various Fremont Unified School District schools will entertain the audience throughout the evening as the night builds up to the celebration of the two honorees Ð one from within the Fremont Unified School District and one from the greater community Ð for their outstanding contributions to education within Fremont.

This year, we are proud to celebrate the contributions of retired Kennedy High School coach, Pete Michaletos as our 2013 ÒExcellence in EducationÓ FUSD Honoree.

We will also celebrate the Bonaccorsi Family, as our 2013 ÒExcellence in EducationÓ Community Honorees.

Attendees will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes, which include the chance to win wine baskets, tickets to local museums, and much more. Additionally, attendees will have the chance to bid on a wide array of silent auction items.

Tickets are priced at $80 each, of which $38 is tax-deductible. Teachers have a discounted ticket price of $55. Table sponsorships are available for $800 for a table of ten people. The evening will include a sit down dinner and entertainment. Attire is gala appropriate, but dressing with school spirit is suggested, such as wearing your current, elementary, jr. high, high school or college school colors. Or perhaps, dress as a school character (football player, cheerleader, club member, referee, teacher, cafeteria worker, mascot).

Tickets for this night of excellence in education will be on sale beginning January 10 at Please join in to support a wonderful and purposeful cause!

Excellence in Education Gala Ð ÒBe True To Your SchoolÓ
Friday, Feb 28
5:30 p.m. Ð 10:00 p.m.
Fremont Marriott
46100 Landing Pkwy., Fremont
$88/per person includes dinner. (Teachers: $55; Table of ten: $800)
Reservations open Jan. 10

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