Dear Humble ISD Community,
The Foundation Board, the staff, and I would like to express our deep admiration to our Humble ISD community on how you are working together to weather through this unprecedented situation. We are hearing amazing stories of adaptability, collaboration, and the development of networks of support throughout our community.
The Humble ISD Education Foundation recognizes the public health risks the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) poses in large public gatherings, and so with heavy hearts, we are canceling the annual gala scheduled for April 17. This was a difficult decision, but the health and safety of our community are of utmost importance, especially during our nation’s need to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Humble ISD continues to place our children's health as its top priority and has proactively taken measures to clean and disinfect schools and buses and to provide distance learning. We believe that our decision supports the District's concerns for the health and safety of our community, and outweighs the financial loss the Foundation will suffer this year because of our decision to cancel the gala.
Registered guests may convert the cost of the tickets and sponsorships into a 100% tax-deductible donation to help us reach our annual goal of awarding innovative education grants. If you desire a refund, please email Jerri Monbaron at [email protected].
In February, Humble ISD educators submitted their ideas to the Foundation for incorporating innovation in their classroom and these grant applications are currently being reviewed. Once schools are open, the Education Foundation Board will determine the best course of action in supporting our educators and students with the funds raised from this year.
Again, we are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused. Please keep you and your families safe.
Foundation Board Chair