Excitement building for StarGala 2009 event set for May 30

Published on: May 11, 2009

Excitement is building for the Lone Star College Foundation's StarGala 2009 Summer in the City event set for May 30 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.

Money raised through the gala event benefits student scholarships, academic programs and faculty projects. This event has steadily grown in popularity, attendance and revenue, last year raising nearly $400,000 for student scholarships.

This year, StarGala 2009 will honor Elmer Beckendorf, John Wiesner and Land Tejas Companies for their commitment to education and dedication to LSCS and their local communities.

Gala co-chairs Linda and Donnie Humphries and Lisa and Fred Koetting anticipate an attendance of more than 700 guests. The evening will feature a tribute to the honorees, live and silent auctions, bid boards, dancing and raffles.

"We already have a lot of interesting and exciting items available in our auctions," said Linda Humphries, gala co-chair. "This promises to be a great evening."

Gala auction items include for example, round-trip business class airfare for two on Emirates Airlines from Houston to Dubai; a one-week stay in a five-bedroom, vacation log home in Pagosa Springs, Colo.; a two-night stay in a luxury suite at Hotel ZaZa; two first-class round-trip tickets on Continental Airlines for U.S. 48 travel, including Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean;  and a Carlton woods golf package for four.

Tickets, tables and sponsorships are still available. Contact the LSC Foundation at 832.813.6640 or e-mail judy.lux@lonestar.edu for more information.

The Foundation, is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to support students, faculty and programs of the Lone Star College System.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 50,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

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