Champions for TEACH, Nov. 10, 2020

Aug 5, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

A Virtual Gala

Featuring Special Guest Steve Kerr

Eight-Time NBA Champion and Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors

The Stats:

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7 p.m.
Location: Online

2020 Co-Chairs:

Carol & Mike Linn
Soraya & Scott McClelland

2020 Honorees:

Joanne King Herring
Paul Somerville

Winning Champions for TEACH Event Raises $865,000

(Houston, Texas, Nov. 10, 2020) – On November 10, head coach of the Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr brought his winning game to the Champions for TEACH virtual gala, which raised $865,000 for To Educate All Children. This is the 8th annual gala for TEACH, an independent, locally-based nonprofit.

Because the program was underwritten by generous donor Fayez Sarofim, all funds raised will support TEACH’s mission to provide educators with intensive training and coaching in de-escalation and conflict resolution in order to decrease disciplinary referrals, improve student achievement and reduce teacher turnover. As children have started returning to classrooms in the new environment, teachers need this support more than ever.

Special guest Steve Kerr’s one-on-one interview with H-E-B President Scott McClelland, event emcee and co-chair, was the highlight of the program. Kerr spoke about his championship-winning NBA career, the NBA bubble this year, growing up in the Middle East, and more. Kerr’s parents were both educators, and he continues to have a passion for supporting proven initiatives for teachers and students.

Table sponsors received gift cards to Houston’s iconic Tony’s Restaurant and Richard’s Liquors and Fine Wines, personally delivered by TEACH co-founder Susan Sarofim and new executive director Alvin Abraham in advance of the event. In the era of social distancing, the deliveries were a safe way to reconnect.

The high energy program planned by McClelland, co-chairs Soraya McClelland, Carol Linn and Mike Linn, and TEACH co -founders Susan Sarofim and Mary Yenik was just one hour. Awards were presented to long-time supporters Joanne King Herring and Paul Somerville.

For Executive Director Alvin Abraham, who joined TEACH in October, the Champions for TEACH event was an exciting way to meet and share his vision with many of TEACH’s supporters, educators and partners.

“I am happy to be back in my hometown of Houston and thrilled to join the winning team at TEACH,” said Abraham. “After 18 years in education, working with students from pre-k to college, my passion for the work is simple. I believe all kids deserve access to a great education that puts them on a path to post-secondary success.”

Another notable participant was Dr. Grenita Lathan, interim superintendent of the Houston Independent School District. “Through TEACH’s help, we are better able to reach our students, and that is especially important now as we reconnect safely and return strong,” Lathan said.

Co-founder Susan Sarofim said, “After seven years of hosting a sold-out event in the River Oaks Country Club ballroom, it is encouraging to me, our staff and our educators to see such tremendous support for our virtual program. We are thrilled that we will be able to positively impact the lives of more than 13,000 students in the 2020-21 school year.”

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Championship Sponsors

Susan & Fayez Sarofim

Buzzer Beater Sponsors

Laurie & Tracy Krohn
Mrs. Meredith Long
Madison Charitable Foundation
Mrs. Janice McNair
Nicole & Christopher Rose
Hallie Vanderhider
Whalley Family Foundation

Full Court Press Sponsors

H-E-B Logo
Memorial Hermann Hospital Logo
Ward & Ames Logo
Sandy & Barney Barrett
Debra Clark
Cindi & Robert Colvin
Sippi & Ajay Khurana
Peggie Kohnert & Richard Yount
Carol & Mike Linn
Nancy & Richard Munguia
Reverend Kenneth & Dr. Rose Senegal
Kristina & Paul Somerville
Mrs. Raye G. White

Fast Break Sponsors

Dior Logo
Modern Luxury Houston Logo
Alina & Roberto Garcia
Petersen Family Foundation
Lori Sarofim
Mia & David Sprague/RSM US LLP
Margaret Alkek Williams/Randa & Charles Williams

Three Pointer Sponsors

Bvlgari Roma Logo
Alvin Abraham & Nick Nagurski
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Vicki & John Brentin
Cadence Bank/Chuck Jenness/Keith & Alice Mosing/Katy Nissan
Commerce Bank/Sebastien Solar
Jacquelyn & Collin Cox
Alex & Luis Elizondo-Thomson
Sue & Randy Sim
Karen & Chuck Stall

Championship Game Ticket Holders

Brooke Logo
NOAG Logo

Astoundz Logo
Tooties Logo
Tejas Logo

Nory Angel
Denise & Philip Bahr
Mary & Jim Boyles
Tashiana Briggs
Kelly & Ben Buchanan
Mallory Chesser
Jo Lynn & Gregg Falgout
Sidney & Don Faust
Ellie & Michael Francisco
Karen & Joe Gentry
Betty & John Hrncir
Suzie & Larry Johnson
David Lee
Kelley & Steve Lubanko
Denise Monteleone
Cindy Moulton
Jocelyn Mouton
Lauren Randle
Edna Elder Renfrow
Rosemary & Matt Schatzman
Carl Shaw
Janice & Jesper Skade
Alicia & Lance Smith
Bette M. Smyth
Mark Sprague
Elizabeth & Alan Stein
Rita Vaz
Irina & Mark Watson
Phyllis & Cornel Williams
Mary & Mike Yenik

Breakaway Sponsors

Shannon Caleffe
Andy Canales
Lori Eckert
Gayla Gardner
Marilu Garza
Diane S. Gendel
Gregory A. Germain
Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
Jane K. Kidd
Grace Kim
Jasmine Nicole Lynch
Kathy Mitchell
Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell
Kim Moody
Sheroo Mukhtiar
Kim Nesbit
Eliza Kempner Quigley
Warner Roberts
Regina Rogers
Helen & James Shaffer
Taiam & Billy Simmons
University of Houston College of Education
Tracy Weeden
Kathy & Ken Wells
Joanie Wentz

Special Thanks

Francisco + Co.
Events
Thomas Middle School Principal Nicole Haskins
H-E-B
In Bloom
Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr
Dr. Grenita Lathan
LIMB

Daniel Ortiz
Richard’s Liquors and Fine Wines
Fayez Sarofim
Team TEACH
Tony’s Restaurant
Ward & Ames Special Events
Wheatley High School Principal Joseph Williams

Host Committee

Alvin Abraham & Nick Nagurski
Denise Bush Bahr & Philip Bahr
Philamena & Arthur Baird
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Sandy & Barney Barrett
Roslyn Bazzelle Mitchell & Derrick Mitchell
Leisa Holland-Nelson Bowman & Bob Bowman
Mary & Jim Boyles
Tony Bradfield & Kevin Black
Tashiana Briggs
Brooke Staffing Companies
Kelly & Ben Buchanan
Andy Canales
Mallory Chesser
Kiet Chu & Scott Critchfield
Debra Clark
Cindi & Robert Colvin
Jacquelyn & Collin Cox
Isabel & Danny David
Dior
Alex & Luis Elizondo-Thomson
Jo Lynn & Gregg Falgout
Sandy & Seldon Fletcher
Lily & Charles Foster
Michelle & Stephen Fraga
Ellie & Michael Francisco
Alina & Roberto Garcia
Marilu Garza
Diane & Harry Gendel
Millette & Sherman Haag
Marian Harper
Betty & John Hrncir
Chuck Jenness
Suzie & Larry Johnson
Sippi & Ajay Khurana
Jackie & Leon Kinloch
Peggie Kohnert & Richard Yount
Laurie & Tracy Krohn
David Lee
Mrs. Meredith Long
Kelley & Steve Lubanko

Beth Madison
Joanna & Brad Marks
Soraya & Scott McClelland
Hannah & Cal McNair
Mrs. Janice McNair
Modern Luxury Magazine
Denise Monteleone
Keith & Alice Mosing
Jocelyn Mouton
Nancy & Richard Munguia
Anne Neeson & Craig Janies
New Orleans Auction Galleries
Katy Nissan
Carol & John Porter
Lauren Randle
Shelley Reeves
Nicole & Christopher Rose
Lori Sarofim
Susan & Fayez Sarofim
Rosemary Schatzman
Sue & Randy Sim
Sebastien Solar
Kristina Somerville
Mark Sprague
Mia & David Sprague
Karen & Chuck Stall
Elizabeth & Alan Stein
Ileana & Michael Treviño
Sheila Ultes & Morton Cohn
Anne Van Horn
Hallie Vanderhider
Abby & Chris Venegas
Irina & Mark Watson
Mrs. Raye G. White
Kathy & Ken Wells
Steve Winter
Margaret Alkek Williams
Phyllis & Cornel Williams
Randa & Charles Williams
Mary & Mike Yenik
Gaye Lynn & Stuart Zarrow
Kay & Fred Zeidman

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Support TEACH

When you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon donates

Address

2900 Weslayan, Suite 375
Houston, TX, 77027

Email

info@toeducateallchildren.org

Phone

713.300.1097

Copyright © 2019 Knowledge Arts Foundation D/B/A To Educate All Children | Website by ASTOUNDZ