PHOTOS: SEF Gala and Auction raises over $84,000.00

May 15, 2018

Once Upon a Wish!
Evening for Education Gala

    A wonderful event to make a difference in a child’s education was held on March 3, 2018 as Sanger Family Dentistry presented Once Upon a Wish Gala raising over $84,000.00 in funding for classroom initiatives, benefiting every student across Sanger ISD. The event was held at The Campsite at McClain’s RV with over 300 guests in attendance and was a tremendous success as supporters, businesses, Sanger ISD Administration, teachers and grant recipients came together to support public education and the students of Sanger.   
    The evening began with Dinner Stations featuring local restaurants that showcased their specialty cuisines.  The dinner stations included Babe’s Chicken House, Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant, Parker Brothers Trail Dust Steak House, Pellegrino’s Italian Ristorante, Southern BBQ, Radical Hospitality Group, and Bolivar St. BBQ. All were a fantastic success with gala attendees and for the participating restaurants.  The Foundation would like to THANK THE PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS and encourage you to visit these great local restaurants if you have not already done so.  Their entrees and side dishes were amazing!!! To add to the dining experience, the event also included the “Dessert Frenzy” which provided not only a tempting dessert but extra entertainment as tables vied for the winning bid.  The gala, sponsored by Sanger Family Dentistry, offered a signature silent auction and an incredible line up of items offered through the live auction.  
    The Once Upon a Wish “Evening For Education” Gala was a successful endeavor that was accomplished with over 300 guests in attendance. A very special Thank You to Presenting Sponsor Sanger Family Dentistry and Event Sponsors; DATCU, Eikon, Luttrull McNatt Chevrolet, Gage Dental and North Texas Print Solutions who, with their sponsorships, allow 100% of all proceeds to be directed into grant awards. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated, bought and supported the Gala in any capacity.  It’s not the size of the gift that matters; it’s that every gift matters!
    The annual Gala is the sole event the Sanger Education Foundation presents to raise funds, inform supporters about the needs of the district and celebrates the success within our Sanger ISD classrooms.  The Foundation, through the support of donors from all areas, has funded over $849,000 in Classroom Initiatives, Student Scholarships, Fellowships, Staff Development, Donor Directed Programs and District Curriculum since the first award in 2007. Through a grant application review process, select Foundation Committee members review proposed grant applications and determine awards.  Even though the Gala was a tremendous success, it is just one means in which a donor or supporter can make a difference in a Child’s Tomorrow.  The Foundation is your foundation, your legacy to the students of Sanger ISD.  The Foundation would like to encourage area business owners, parents, grandparents and members of the Sanger Community to join those volunteering with the Foundation.  There is a place waiting just for you.  You can and do make the difference. To volunteer, make a donation or find out more about the Foundation, email or call 940-458-4859.

We wish to thank you the following for donating and supporting the 2018 Gala.  Please accept our apologies if we indirectly omitted anyone.

Sanger Family Dentistry
Luttrull McNatt Chevrolet
Gage Dental
North Texas Print Solutions
Babes Chicken House, Sanger
Bolivar Street BBQ
Miguelitos, Sanger
Radical Hospitality Group- Fuzzy’s Sanger
SONIC, Sanger
Southern BBQ

940 Kitchen
Ace Hardware
All Star Fitness
Altitude Trampoline Park
Amanda Howland
American Eagle
American Family Chiropractic
Angel Nails & Spa
Animal Hospital on Milam Road
Apple Jacks
Authentic Yoga Life
Barley and Board
Be~  You~tiful Brows
Bella’s ~ Pedicure
Bernadette Coleman
Bet the House BBQ
Beth Maries
Betty Jo Sweet Mother of Pies
Billy Bob’s Texas
Boulder Designs
Brandie Lange
Busy Body
Butterfield Elementary School
Callie McPherson ~ LipScense
Camp Gladiator
Candy Co.
Candy Haven
Carousel Academy
Castillo Manning
CBK3 Consulting- Brad Kearney
Charlie Beck’s Garage
Cheer Explosion
Chisholm Trail Elementary
Clear Creek Intermediate School
Cookies By Design
D&L Feed
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Zoo
Doll House~ Kelly Tingle & Leslie Jordan
Dr. Diana Freeman
Du Pop In Popcorn
Earls 377
FC Dallas
Frank Buck Zoo
Fred Yeatts
Frisco Rough Rider
Frosty Drive-In
Garden Gate
Gentle’s Oil & Tire
Granite Huggers
Great American Cookies
Guaranty Bank
Gypsy Cowgirl
Habern Orthodontics
Idaleene Scheu Fugua
Jerry and Vickie Jenkins
Jostens, Inc.
Juicy Pig
Justin Discount Boots
Kammie Art Gallery & Studio
Kendra Scott
Kendyle Arensman
Kristina’s Embroidery
Kwik Kar
Kyle’s Professional Cuts & Styles
Lane Boots
Lashing out Beauty Studio
Legendary Wood Works & Countertops
Lesa Walker
Leslie’s HairHut
Lisa Roberts- Rodan Fields
Lone Oak Veterinary Clinic
LuLaRoe~ ChelseaChelsea
Mad World Records
Music Theatre of Denton
Newland Real Estate- Jeff Higgs
Noel Barnhill
North Texas Fair and Rodeo
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Olive Garden
OutBack, Bonefish, Carrabba’s, Flemings
Painting with a Twist
Paschall Bar
Paula’s Bakery and More
Pepper Belly
Pirate’s Mobile Wash
Potbelly Sandwich shop
Raising Cane’s
Recycled Books
Red Lobster
Redneck Collaboration
Reno Reds
S&J Pharmacy
Sally’s Holdings
Sandra Hensley
Sanger CO-OP
Sanger Eye Care
Sanger ISD
Sanger ISD Art Department
Sanger Middle School
Sanger News
Sanger Sixth Grade Center
Shabby Shaq
Shane Howland, Howland Insurance and Financial
Sherri Gideon
SHS Baseball
SHS Basketball Booster
SHS Cross Country Booster
SHS Football Booster
SHS Softball Booster
SHS Student Council
SHS Tennis
SHS Volleyball
Sleeping Lizards
Stacy Brockett
Stars Massage & Wellness Center
State Representative Lynn Stucky
State Representative Pat Fallon
Still on the Corner
Stiletto Kitchen
Stitchin’ More Custom Graphics
Sugar Ridge
Susan Kimball ~ LuLaRoe
T&T Flower Boutique and Gifts
Tabatha McCuistion
Tatiana Zvolanek
Texas Motor Speedway
The Candy Jar
The Dugout Batting Cages
The Ghost Note
The Speedway Club at Texas Motor Speedway
Timeless Images Photography
UA Aviation Discovery Flight
University of North Texas
UNT College of Music
Upper Park Café
V Jenkins Photography
Valerie Foster
Victor Gann
Victoria Secret
Villa Grande

Will Hooper
Wood & Vino

Brad and Cari Cockrell


Lauralee Frazier and Alina Ciocan

Greg and Amanda Taylor

Terrie and Aaron Blythe and Mike and Kristy Habern

Rhonda Bilbrey and Joe Vaughan

Joseph and Angela Lindsey

PJ and Molly Redmon

Jennifer and Josh Shumate

Scott and Mandy Stephens

Will and Dena Ford and Dawn and Jimmy Howard

Shea and Angie Hassell

Thomas and Elizabeth Muir

Chris and Ashley Odom

Kyle and Norma Nelson

Brian and Sharon Sanders

Scott and Michelle Shepard

Chris and Tiann Frazier

Scott and Tammy Dean

Kevin and Ginger Outlaw

Jeff and Jona Gillum

Jerry and Vickie Jenkins

Carrie and Gary Bilyeu

Larry and Joely Beam

 Jeff and Kathy Higgs


John and Ashley Gage


DATCU Table...L to R (starting with the two standing on left): Abe and Debbie Young, Judd and Pat
Sherman, Brady and Debra Graham, Jan Howard, DeeDee Peterson, Jay and Bekah Reed

Allen Chick and Hugh Coleman

Chris and Gina Faircloth

Jared Patterson, Pat Fallon and Sue Allison

Tabatha McCuistion and Tammy Austin

Jennifer and John Flaa

David and Sarah York

Teri and Bruce Elsey

Stacy and Bret McDaniel

SMS Principal Sally Harrell, Jimmy Howard and SMS Assistant Principal Melanie Vasquez.

Jan Morrison, Teresa Melott, Linda Hewlett and Beverly Branch


Richard Bucy, Billy Ezell and Sunny and Fred Yeatts



Guy and Lynn Jones and Dana and Steven Mangus

 Rona and Jody Roberts

Valerie Foster (Sanger Education Foundation), Allison and Mike Miller (Frisco Education Foundation)

Hugh Coleman, Clint Bledsoe and Bernadette Coleman

Kym Teeters, Allen Chick, Jeff and Michelle Springer and Jeanine and Stephen Coffey

RJ and Kaitlyn Metzler and Kristi and Dale Gleason

Robert and Sandra McCoy Jackson -  SISD Superintendent

Anna and Larry Shuman and Laren Luetchford

 Mariah and Justin Walton

Brad and Melissa Kearney 

 Brandi and Ty Flippin


Colin and Brooke Troegle

Erin and Eric Smith

Renee and Mark Bulger

Clint Bledsoe and Richard Muir

Chad Hendricks, Melissa and Michael Brown

jody and Shaunda Padron

SANGER BANK - Stephen and Cindy Pruett,  Margaret Long, Beverly Howard and Charles Fenoglio

Richard Bucy, Billy Ezell and Sunny and Fred Yeatts


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