PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College “Building a Brighter Future” gala, held Friday, May 16, 2014, at the San Jacinto College South Campus, raised more than $300,000 in support of student scholarships.
The gala was co-chaired by the Honorable El Franco Lee, Commissioner, Harris County Precinct 1, and his wife Kaye; and the Honorable Jack Morman, Commissioner, Harris County Precinct 2, and his wife, Andi. The event raised money to help build the endowment for the Promise for Their Future scholarship fund. Radio DJ Al Farb served as the night’s emcee, which featured live music from the Eclipse Band & Orchestra, as well as a live auction and prize drawing.
“I sincerely thank all of the donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made the night such a huge success,” said San Jacinto College Foundation Executive Director Ruth Keenan. “We empower students to achieve their goals, and the generosity of everyone who attended our gala will help us provide scholarships to more deserving San Jacinto College students for years to come.”
The gala honored Rose and John Moon, Sr., longtime supporters of San Jacinto College, with the first-ever San Jacinto College Foundation Legacy Award in appreciation of their continued support of student success through scholarships. Through their efforts, Mr. and Mrs. Moon, Sr., have helped to promote student success by assisting San Jacinto College students in their efforts to achieve their educational goals. Their son, Mr. John Moon, Jr., a member of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees, presented them with the award.