LSC Foundation set to host StarGala 2011

Published on: March 03, 2011

March 3, 2011) – Experience “Midnight in Morocco” when The Woodlands Waterway Marriott is transformed into an exotic Moroccan setting on Saturday, April 16, for the Lone Star College Foundation StarGala 2011.

The annual event will pay tribute to community honorees Stan St. Pierre, W.W. Thorne and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center.

St. Pierre is a former LSC Foundation board chairman and long-time officer, as well as a board chair and officer of the Aldine Scholarship Foundation. Thorne is a former superintendent of Aldine ISD and the founding and first president of North Harris College, now LSC-North Harris, serving in that capacity for 10 years. Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center is a clinical partner with LSC-CyFair and is widely recognized for its outstanding care, numerous awards and recognitions, and its partnership with the local community.

In addition to dinner and dancing, the StarGala 2011 event features the always-popular silent and live auctions, bid boards and raffle – all in support of student scholarships and system programs. The money raised benefits student scholarships, faculty projects and system academic programs.  

Top sponsors for StarGala 2011 are the Cypress-Fairbanks Medical Center, Houston Northwest Medical Center and Valence Operating Co., and the foundation is still accepting sponsorships.

The StarGala 2011 co-chairs are Saul and Lisa Valentin, well-known for their community involvement and their record of professional service and support of LSCS.

“We are honored to co-chair the StarGala 2011 and to be part of a team of individuals helping the Lone Star College Foundation achieve the goal of changing lives and providing a quality educational program,” said Saul Valentin, executive vice president of Perspectiva, a local multi-discipline firm in construction and project management.

“Join us on April 16, and help us achieve this goal together,” said Valentin.

Among this year’s auction items are a diamond necklace and international roundtrip tickets on Continental Airlines to popular destinations like Hawaii and Europe or Asia.

For additional information or to become a sponsor, contact Judy Lux at 832.813.6640 or judy.lux@lonestar.edu, or visit lonestarcollegefoundation.org.

Established as a 501(c)(3) Type I corporation, the LSC Foundation’s mission is to raise money to support students, faculty and programs of the LSCS. Through the annual golf tournament, and StarGala and generous support of individuals, corporations, businesses and other organizations, the foundation is able to grant numerous scholarships annually to students attending colleges and centers of the Lone Star College System. For more information, visit the Foundation online at http://www.lonestarcollegefoundation.org/.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu

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