Tee Up Fore TEACH Hits Winning Round

Jun 5, 2021


Tee Up Fore TEACH

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Tee Up Co-Chairs

Phyllis and Cornel Williams 

Honorary Chair

Chuck Jenness

Auction Chairs

Amber Elliott and Lauren Randle


Auction Stats:
April 28 – May 4, 2021

Event Stats:
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Topgolf Katy
1030 Memorial Brook Blvd
Houston, TX 77084

Tee Up Fore TEACH Hits Winning Round

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, June 5, 2021) – The rain held off on Saturday, June 5, making it a great day at the bays for over 200 golfers at Tee Up Fore TEACH, hosted at Topgolf Katy. The event raised more than $320,000 for To Educate All Children (TEACH), a locally based non-profit that provides training and coaching to Houston educators. Event chairs Phyllis and Cornel Williams and honorary chair Chuck Jenness were thrilled by the event’s success and the opportunity to welcome friends of TEACH to the organization’s first in-person event in over a year. An online pre-event auction chaired by Amber Elliott and Lauren Randle raised over $85,000 to contribute toward the goal.

Major sponsors included Susan and Fayez Sarofim, the Astros Foundation, Opportune LLP, RSM and Modern Luxury Houston. Guests had the chance to browse the silent auction and raffle and practice their swings before the tournament began. Everyone took their best shot, but top prizes went to the team from Opportune LLP and team Red Hot For TEACH, captained by Rosemary Schatzman. Guests also took a swing at auction and raffle prizes including a round of golf at Bluejack National, a tea set by Tiffany & Co., several wine cellars and a Date Night with Dom at Steak 48.

TEACH Executive Director Alvin Abraham closed the program with thanks to sponsors and guests and a special thanks to the educators who have worked so hard to educate kids during this unprecedented last year and a half.

“We want to make sure teachers have the tools they need to help students succeed,” said Abraham. “TEACH looks forward to fall when our program team can once again join educators and students in their classrooms.”

Founded in 2005 by businesswoman Susan Sarofim and educator Mary Yenik, TEACH seeks to achieve greater equity in education by empowering teachers to create classrooms where deep learning can occur for all students. Proceeds of the Tee Up Fore TEACH event and auction will enable the organization to serve approximately 1,000 educators at 20 HISD partner schools, reaching over 12,000 students.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors


Susan and Fayez Sarofim



Astros Foundation Logo


Claret Jug

Opportune LLP






Alvin Abraham and Nick Nagurski
Alex Hales Elizondo and Luis Elizondo-Thomson
The Fletcher Family
Linda and Darvin Hales
Janice Jaudikt and Jesper Skade
Peggie Kohnert
Nancy and Richard Munguia
Lauren Randle
Red Hot for TEACH
Rose and Kenneth Senegal
Mark Sprague
Elizabeth and Alan Stein
Anne Van Horn
Kathy and Ken Wells
Cornel Williams and Associates

Bay Fore Educators

Nory Angel
Sandy and Barney Barrett
Jacquelyn and Collin Cox
Grace Kim
Linda Kuykendall
Jocelyn Mouton
Mia and David Sprague
Hallie Vanderhider


Roslyn Bazzelle and Derrick Mitchell
Mary and Jim Boyles
Debra Clark
Yvonne and Rufus Cormier
Amber Elliott

Other Generous Supporters

Nancy Ames and Danny Ward
Kelly and Ben Buchanan
Nabil Chaoui
The Chesser Family
Kiet Chu and Scott Critchfield
Julie Dokell Cogan
Lindsay Derman
Cindy Dick
Ashley and Wes Dillard
Deandrea and Niles Dillard
Brittany Francis
Meredith Gilbert
Vanessa Gilmore
Annie and Bob Graham
Marian Harper
Toni Holley
Betty and John Hrncir
Caroline Kenney
Nancy Kinzer
Carol and Mike Linn
Madison Charitable Foundation

Suzanne McAndrew
Kirby and Scott McCool
Suzy McKenna
Linda McReynolds
Stacy Methvin
Keith and Alice Mosing
Sondra and Steve Myers
Maria Olguin
Horst Paul
Lindsey Pollock
Josephine Rice
Jerry Sacra
Rosemary Schatzman
Kristina and Paul Somerville
Janae and Kenny Tsai
Betty and Jesse Tutor
Laura and Dave Ward
Whalley Family Foundation
Gaye Lynn and Stuart Zarrow

Auction and Raffle Sponsors

Astros Golf Foundation
Roslyn Bazzelle and Derrick Mitchell
Bill Walker Clothier
Black Hawk Country Club
BlackHorse Golf Club
Bluejack National
Boardroom Salon for Men
Brennan’s of Houston
Cherry (On Demand Nail App)
Children’s Museum Houston
Chloe Dao Boutique
De Beers Jewellers
Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex & Tequila
Estilo Salon & Spa
The Galleria
The Garcia Family
Houston Astros Foundation
Houston Grand Opera
The Houstonian Club
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Symphony Orchestra
Houston Texans Foundation
I W Marks Jewelers
Lexis Florist
Manready Mercantile
Mark A. Schusterman M.D. Plastic Surgery
Michael Kors
M Penner
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Lauren Randle
Saks Fifth Avenue
Sarah Jessica Parker
Space Center Houston
Steak 48
Texas Rock Gym
Topgolf Houston-Katy
Tours and Transport
Valobra Master Jewelers
Abby and Chris Venegas/James Napier
Mary and Greg Whalley

Auction Committee

Connie Cooke
Gaynell Drexler
Amber Elliott
Diane Gendel
Marian Harper
Lauren Randle
Rosemary Schatzman
Betty Tutor
Anne Van Horn
Kathy Wells
Phyllis Williams

Special Thanks

Yolanda Adams
Iris Allen
Jim Crane
Ashley Dillard
Deandrea Dillard
Haley Dunn
Shelby Hodge
Constable Alan Rosen
Vince Young


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