2016 Gala Appreciation

Friends honored three with Friend of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Founders Distinguished Service Award to: Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment (TAMSA), Pam & Representative Gary VanDeaver, and Texas’ 20 Education Service Centers at the Friends 12th annual gala on December 7th at Baylor University’s Baylor Club at McLane Stadium in Waco. Thank you to all our friends who joined us December 7 to celebrate those who work tirelessly every day to make Texas’ education better for all 5.3 million Texas school children. 
A special thank you to our Corporate Partner and Table Sponsors, without their support the Gala would not be possible:
Corporate Partners:
Percussion – Powell & Leon – Stantec – Texas A&M Commerce – College of Education – VLK Architects – Government Capital – MP2Energy – TASA–TREA – LRG Loss Recovery Group – Belfor Property Restoration – Estes, McClure & Associates- Gallagher Construction – Schneider Electric – Presidio Education Foundation
Table Hosts:

ATPE – Cadence McShane – ESC 12 – Gravely & Pearson LLP – K12 Insight – KLC Video Security – Goodwin, Lasiter, Strong Architecture/ Live Oak Public Finance – MyOn – Red Oak ISD – Texas AFT – TXSCD – TACS – TASB – TASSP – TSPRA – TIPS–USA – Trane – TREA RMC – Walsh Gallegos


Special thanks to Region 12 ESC for designing and printing these beautiful table popup displays featuring Texas students!


Founders Leslie and Scott Milder presenting Friend of the Year Award to the TAMSA Board of Directors.


Founders Leslie and Scott Milder presenting the Ambassador of the Year Award to Mrs. Pamela and the Honorable Gary VanDeaver.


Friends President John Costilla presenting the Founders Distinguished Service Award to each of the 20 Education Service Center Directors.