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February 5, 2013 > Excellence in Education Gala - "The Stars Are Out Tonight"

Excellence in Education Gala - "The Stars Are Out Tonight"

The Fremont Education Foundation's (FEF's) annual "Excellence in Education" Gala is heading to Broadway with this year's theme of "The Stars are out Tonight," to raise funds for innovative teacher grants. In its eleventh year, this annual fundraiser, on Friday, February 22, is sure to be full of stars and show stopping numbers!

This gala is the only fundraising event in Fremont that promotes and celebrates excellence in education at the K-12 level within our public schools. Funds raised for the Foundation's grants will allow us to continue to sponsor and expand our support of exceptional projects in our classrooms, with the intention of improving educational achievement and broadening the horizons and experiences of the students.

For more than 20 years, FEF has awarded over 175 grants to teachers, directly benefiting tens of thousands of students in our schools. Sherea Westra, FEF Vice President of the Innovative Education Grants Program and Co-Chair of the 2013 event states, "The Gala is a wonderful night out to support a good cause - innovative programs in FUSD that supports academic achievement, leadership development, fitness, character education, and arts appreciation. This year, we honor those that have greatly impacted our educational community in Fremont, while enjoying an evening of fun that brings many people in Fremont together. I can't think of any place I'd rather be on that night!"

Attendees will have the opportunity to win great raffle prizes as well as have the chance to bid on a wide array of silent auction items. The Gala will include a fun twist to the classic "heads or tails" game where one lucky winner will win one special prize. Last year, this game provided lots of excitement. Join us to as we have fun supporting a wonderful cause!

Tickets are priced at $80 each, of which $38 is tax-deductible. Table sponsorships are available for $800 for a table of ten people. The evening will include a sit down dinner. Attire is theater appropriate, but dressing as a star on Broadway is suggested.

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

This year, we are proud to celebrate the contributions of the School Resource Officers, one at each of the six high schools in Fremont Unified, as our 2013 "Excellence in Education" FUSD Honoree, and Nina Moore, community member and FEF Associate Board member, as our 2013 "Excellence in Education" Community Honoree.

The Fremont Police Department's School Resource Officers have served the students of Fremont for many years by helping to ensure safe and secure school facilities, working collaboratively with FUSD to ensure that schools are safe havens for students, staff and community - free from harassment, gangs, violence and drugs.

Nina Moore, our Community Honoree, is one of Fremont's "shining stars." She has contributed to improving educational opportunities for students of all ages in Fremont, from her early involvement on the board of Kidango, to her service on FUSD committees, the PTA, the Fremont Education Foundation, and the FUSD Board of Education. In her current role with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Moore's responsibilities include: arranging informational public policy forums, working closely with Mission Valley ROP, the Fremont Adult School, and serving on the board of Dollars for Scholars.

Don't miss out on this wonderful fundraising benefit! To register for this special night, visit

Fremont Education Foundation's:
Excellence in Education Gala - "The Stars Are Out Tonight"
Friday, Feb 22
5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Fremont Marriott Hotel
46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont
(510) 659-2561

Tickets are $80 per person

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