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The Lee College Foundation Gala was established in 1980 and has been an exciting opportunity for community members to gather in support of the Foundation's mission. Lee College is proud to be a diverse institution with students from different backgrounds with powerful stories. These students are veterans, single parents, first-generation students, and non-traditional students. Thanks to the generous donors who attend and participate in our annual gala, we are able to help them be successful in and out of the classroom.

Join us for an evening filled with laughter, great food, music, and both silent and live auctions. All proceeds from the annual event go to support students to help them achieve success at Lee College and beyond.

"A simple thank-you is not enough for all that you do and the many lives you have changed. Generosity is a gift that keeps giving, and because you have made it possible for me, I hope to one day be in your shoes and able to help others." ~ Lee College scholarship recipient

We look forward to seeing you at the annual gala.

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Letter from the Chairman of the Board

Dear Lee College Foundation Supporter:

We are excited to announce this year's Lee College Foundation Gala will be Sept. 29, 2023, at Hyatt Regency Baytown - Houston. To that end, we are seeking event underwriters and sponsors, as well as donations for live and silent auction items. The Lee College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code, which allows donations to be tax deductible.

For more than half a century, the Lee College Foundation has provided support for Lee College students through generous donations from individuals and corporate partners. While our students' goals are varied, the Lee College Foundation's goal is singular — to ensure financial assistance is available to qualified Lee College students who apply.

While scholarships have been a long-standing priority for the Foundation, other needs have surfaced as both the College and the Foundation have grown. Many students need financial assistance beyond tuition, including funds for supplies, basic needs, and transportation, which can be significant barriers that prevent students from completing their academic goals. As a result, the Lee College Foundation Board has recognized the importance of providing funds for these situations as well.

More than 55 years after its founding, the Lee College Foundation is stronger than ever because of the generous support from community individuals as well as business and industry leaders who recognize the importance of post-secondary education.

Thank you for the support you or your organization can provide for the Foundation's initiatives to benefit Lee College students. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Jennifer Garcia at 281.425.6361 or by email at


Stephen DonCarlos
Lee College Foundation
Chairman, Board of Directors