Eanes Education Foundation (EEF) announced that their annual gala raised $660,000 in net proceeds this year, enough to fund more than 13 teachers for the 2017-18 school year. The 2017 EEF Gala, Silver Celebration, presented by Lexus of Austin, took place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the JW Marriott Austin.

EEF Executive Director Kathi Haralson shared, “The generosity of our community through the gala truly makes a difference to EEF’s annual grant. The gifts affect every campus, every classroom and every student’s life”.

The live auction raised a record-breaking $288,000.  Items such as a private island vacation in Belize; a VIP experience in New Orleans with Drew Brees; private golf clinic with Sergio Garcia; and a beautiful home in Eleuthera, Bahamas were just a few of the items that were auctioned during the evening.

The event’s success is the product of a tremendous outpouring from our community of sponsors, volunteers, donors and more than 760 attendees. The celebration, chaired by Jenny Aghamalian, was supported by the following lead sponsors:




Presenting Sponsor
Lexus of Austin

25th Anniversary Benefactors
Christie & Clinton Bybee
H-E-B Tournament of Champions

Platinum Hosts
Aimee & Ed Cunningham
The Deckter Family
Anne & Byron Fields
Sylvia & Robert Kubiak

Gold Hosts
Capitol Anesthesiology
Focused Advocacy
Heritage Title Company of Austin

Silver Hosts
Alcedo • Foster • Huff • Ohlmeyer • Peden Families
Stella & Mike Avera
Bessette & Keliehor Families
Christi & Kevin Bozic
Kelly & John Breeden
Brown • Hyde • Laney • Noel • Valdez Families
Christine & Simms Browning
Amy & Frank Callaham
Hillin Law
Holly the Realtor
The Lee Family
Moreland Properties
Total Appraisal Management & Review

Lead Underwriters
Hotel Granduca Austin
Photographers of Westlake
Twin Liquors
Benchmark Bank
LawPay, An Affipay Solution
Wells Fargo Advisor
American Campus Communities
RBC Wealth Management