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1 Bill and Lisa Schwartz, from left, Patty Busmire and Rick Wendland at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Bill and Lisa Schwartz, from left, Patty Busmire and Rick Wendland. Photo by © Tish Cowan
8 Marissa Klussmann, left, and Michelle Majewski at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Marissa Klussmann, left, and Michelle Majewski. Photo by © Tish Cowan
6 Kathy and Rod Wiggins, from left, and John and Cheryl Aven at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Kathy and Rod Wiggins, from left, and John and Cheryl Aven. Photo by © Tish Cowan
18 Wright and Nancy Moody, from left, with Kris and J. Carter Breed at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Wright and Nancy Moody, from left, with Kris and J. Carter Breed. Photo by © Tish Cowan
12 Mitch and Linda Buchman at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Mitch and Linda Buchman. Photo by © Tish Cowan
3 Marissa and Dr. Duncan Klussmann at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Marissa and Duncan Klussmann. Photo by © Tish Cowan
16 Rob Sufit and Diane P. Wood at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Rob Sufit and Diane P. Wood. Photo by © Tish Cowan
9 Melissa and Mano DeAyala at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Melissa and Mano DeAyala. Photo by © Tish Cowan
10 Michelle Putnik with Bella at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Michelle Putnik with Bella. Photo by © Tish Cowan
2 Bridget Williams, left, and Laura Ritchie at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Bridget Williams, left, and Laura Ritchie. Photo by © Tish Cowan
7 Laurie Bieber, from left, Laura Goeddeke and Sehba Ali at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Laurie Bieber, from left, Laura Goeddeke and Sehba Ali. Photo by © Tish Cowan
5 Mike and Mary Grace Landrum at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Mike and Mary Grace Landrum. Photo by © Tish Cowan
4 Jeff and Caroline Shaddix, from left, James and Mallory Shaddix, Sheila Ogden and John Shaddix at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
Jeff and Caroline Shaddix, from left, James and Mallory Shaddix, Sheila Ogden and John Shaddix. Photo by © Tish Cowan
1 Bill and Lisa Schwartz, from left, Patty Busmire and Rick Wendland at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
8 Marissa Klussmann, left, and Michelle Majewski at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
6 Kathy and Rod Wiggins, from left, and John and Cheryl Aven at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
18 Wright and Nancy Moody, from left, with Kris and J. Carter Breed at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
12 Mitch and Linda Buchman at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
3 Marissa and Dr. Duncan Klussmann at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
16 Rob Sufit and Diane P. Wood at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
9 Melissa and Mano DeAyala at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
10 Michelle Putnik with Bella at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
2 Bridget Williams, left, and Laura Ritchie at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
7 Laurie Bieber, from left, Laura Goeddeke and Sehba Ali at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
5 Mike and Mary Grace Landrum at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014
4 Jeff and Caroline Shaddix, from left, James and Mallory Shaddix, Sheila Ogden and John Shaddix at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala October 2014

What: Spring Branch Education Foundation's "Haute Homecoming" gala.

Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown.

The 411: With more than 400 guests dressing up in their cocktail best, the evening raised more than $225,000 for school programs. Applause, applause for gala chairs Marissa and Duncan Klussmann, Spring Branch ISD superintendent.

Taking bows were U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Judge Diane P. Wood who received the Spring Branch ISD Distinguished Alumni Award; Mallory and James Shaddix, who received the Spring Branch Education Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award; and Mike Feinberg, co-founder of KIPP, receiving the Susan & Larry Kellner Champion for Education Award.

Fashion note: Gala committee members distinguished themselves with striking black and silver homecoming mums created by Cheryl McDaniel & Associates.

Who: Michelle Dudley, Missy Balleza, Craig Goss, Debra and Craig Aitken, Lisa and Doug Rapier, Mary Ann and Eric Smith, Donna and Roy Montalbano, Sue and Barry Abrams and SBEF executive director Cece Thompson and husband Nelson Thompson.

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