Plan to Attend May 6 and Support these Worthwhile Causes
HOUSTON – April 25, 2016 – The Spring ISD Career and Technology Education (CTE) Advisory Board Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon and Auction will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 6 at the Hilton Houston North Hotel, 12400 Greenspoint Dr.
“With business and community support, the CTE Advisory Board has raised more than $300,000 to provide student scholarships for post-secondary training and education, teacher program grants for classroom innovation and certification scholarships for students pursuing industry certifications,” said Seth Sharr, Spring ISD CTE Advisory Board president.
The 10 seniors who will each be receiving a $1,000 CTE scholarship this year will be recognized during the luncheon as will nine teachers who were awarded program grants totalling $12,000. In addition, the CTE Advisory Board awarded $3,000 for student certification exam reimbursements. There will be numerous opportunities at the luncheon for community members and business partners to show their support for the CTE programs and students who are pursuing post-secondary college and career options.
The keynote speaker will be Mike Holland, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. chief operations officer and Houston Division president. A native Houstonian and a 45-year veteran of the construction industry, Holland prides himself on being invested in the community and future of the industry, supporting organizations dedicated to a sustainable skilled workforce like the Construction Career Collaborative, SER-Jobs for Progress and the Harris County Department of Adult Education.
Holland has served in leadership roles on numerous boards, including president of the Houston Chapter of American Subcontractors Association, Associated General Contractors Board of Directors, Texas A&M University Construction Industry Advisory Council, chair-elect of the Associated Builders and Contractors, chair of the Foster Family YMCA and is an active board member of Covenant House Houston.
Additionally, Holland is a graduate of The Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum, a community-based organization working to solve the region’s problems through meaningful research and innovative strategies while engaging diverse leaders of the greater Houston area.
The CTE Advisory Board is seeking the support of businesses and community members at the event. Tables that seat ten are available for a tax-deductible donation in increments of $350, $500 or $1,000, and auction item donations and contributions to the scholarship fund are always welcome. Additionally, individuals can purchase tickets for $35 each.
For information on scholarship sponsorships, the process of donating an auction item or to purchase a table or an individual seat at the luncheon, call 281-891-6201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All donations are tax deductible and will benefit students and programs through scholarships.