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The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Salute to Our Heroes Gala, honoring the men and women who serve our country. Proceeds raised during Salute to Our Heroes go to an endowment, which enables CFISD students to attend college.

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Salute to Our Heroes 2018

 

The 2018 Salute to Our Heroes Gala will take place at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside on Saturday, February 3, 2018. This special evening is highlighted with an inspirational speaker, dinner, entertainment, live and silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 

Individual tickets are priced at $125, and Veteran tickets are $75; click to learn more about advertising opportunities, and to view our 2018 Salute to Our Heroes flyer.

 

Speaker: Salvatore “Sal” Giunta

 

We’re honored to welcome Salvatore “Sal” Augustine Giunta as our speaker for the 10th Anniversary of our Salute to Our Heroes Gala. Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on November 16, 2010. Staff Sgt. Giunta was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, and the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.

 

Giunta joined the Army in November 2003 and was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy. He completed two combat tours in Afghanistan. While conducting a patrol as team leader, Giunta and his team were ambushed by a well-armed, well-coordinated team of insurgents in Korengal Valley on October 25, 2007. Under intense fire, Giunta fought the enemy, administered first aid to his wounded squad leader, and saved another soldier from being carried away by the Taliban.

 

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The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation’s Salute to Our Heroes is almost here! There is still time to join us this weekend at the Omni Houston Hotel for this special event. Get your tickets, and help support CFEF’s efforts to support education through student scholarships on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call: 281.370.0144. Contributions can also be made online through the Salute to Our Heroes page.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Unfortunately, our program has already gone to print, so your name will not appear, however your impact will still be felt—don’t hesitate to contact us!

Hotel & Parking

Our event will be held at the beautiful, elegant Omni Houston Hotel at Westside. Your ticket price does not include the price of parking; the Omni Hotel does offer valet for an additional cost.

Visit the Omni Houston Hotel website for information on parking, directions, and more.

Stay Connected with CFEF

At CFEF we help students discover a brighter future through student scholarships and staff development grants. To this end, we have awarded more than $6 million in scholarships to more than 1200 Cy-Fair ISD graduates, and over $2 million in staff development grants to CFISD, over our 45 year history. Help us continue our work! Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube to stay up-to-date on all of our events and fundraisers.

We hope by now you’ve purchased your tickets for our Salute to Our Heroes evening at the Omni Houston Hotel on February 11, 2017!

To help our party goers have a great time, we’ve compiled a to-do list to help you plan your evening—now check it twice, and get ready to celebrate!

Stay at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside

Why drive home when you could enjoy a beautiful stay at the Omni Houston Hotel? Make a mini-weekend getaway out of the night! Book a room and skip the late night drive home, and maybe even visit the Mokara Spa for a little post-party pampering the next morning.

Parking

The Omni Houston Hotel offers valet parking, however the fee is not included in the price of your event ticket. Click for parking & property details for the Omni Houston. Of course you could always call a cab, or use your favorite ride-sharing service to avoid parking altogether.

Your Big Entrance

The program starts at 7:00 p.m., while doors open at 6:45 p.m. sharp! Check in begins at 6:00 p.m.  Be sure to make time to view our Silent Auction!

Don’t forget to connect with us online! You can find CFEF on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter to learn about upcoming fundraising events.

One of our four major events of the year, Salute to Our Heroes, is coming up in less than a month. Held at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside, this special evening honors the men and women that serve our country. Since Salute to Our Heroes takes place in a few short weeks on February 11th, 2017, purchase your tickets today before they sell out!

Salute to Our Heroes features an evening chock-full of entertainment so we’d like to share some of the highlights with you. The Texas A&M Singing Cadets will make a special appearance! The Aggienizors Barbershop Quartet has played for high-profile folks including past presidents. Another notable moment will be the Missing Man Ceremony which honors our fallen soldiers in all branches of the U.S. military. Salute to Our Heroes would not be complete without our live and silent auctions where some really great items will be up for grabs!

The Aggienizors

Our keynote speaker at this year’s Salute to Our Heroes will be Kris “Tanto” Paronto. Tanto is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment who was deployed throughout South and Central America, the Middle East, and North Africa. Tanto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. His team’s involvement was essential in the saving of U.S. lives and assets while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex. Their story is the subject of the film 13 Hours featuring John Krasinski. For more information on Salute to Our Heroes, check out our video.

Tickets are $100 each and $50 for military veterans and active military personnel. For details on ticket sales, please call 281-370-0144. We look forward to seeing you at Salute to Our Heroes! To stay up-to-date on everything happening at the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn!  Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Future!

 

Salute to Our Heroes is our newest event that honors the brave men and women who serve our country. Funds raised from this special evening go to an endowment that enables CFISD students to pursue higher education. This year, Salute to Our Heroes will be taking place on February 11th, 2017 at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside. Advertising during the event is a great opportunity to support our youth and to bring some publicity to your organization. We will describe the options that are available in our souvenir program book.

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The program is something people hold on to as a memento of their experience. This means your ad will be viewed for years as people go back to the program over time. The program is a high-quality, full-size publication which includes speaker bio, sponsor thank you’s, the program schedule, as well a bio on the year’s Jeremy Ray Community Service and Peace Award recipient. Here are the options we have available:

 

  • Back Cover- SOLD
  • Inside Front Cover- SOLD
  • Inside Back Cover- $500
  • Full Page- $275
  • One Half Page- $175
  • One Quarter Page- $125
  • Business Card Size- $75

 

Inspirational speaker, dinner, entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions will highlight this special evening. Please consider supporting the event with an advertisement in the program, or a sponsorship. For more information about Salute to Our Heroes, please visit our website. For details regarding advertisements, sponsorships, or ticket sales, please call (281) 370-0144. You can also purchase advertisements or sponsorships directly on our Salute to Our Heroes page. We look forward to seeing you in a couple weeks, thank you for supporting our Foundation!

 

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Salute to Our Heroes will be taking place on February 11th, 2017 at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside. This event honors the brave men and women who have served in the armed forces to protect our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from Salute to Our Heroes fund scholarship endowments for graduating seniors from CFISD to attend college. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, it’s not too late! We will describe the options you have available to make an impact at this special evening.

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Salute to Our Heroes will feature an inspirational speaker, dinner, entertainment, as well as a live and silent auction. Our keynote speaker at this year’s event will be Kris Paronto. For more information on “Tanto”, as he is affectionately known, including a video, visit our website. While our Missing Man Underwriter has been sold, there are still several sponsorships that are available:

 

  • Major General Sponsor- $7,500 (Special recognition at event / full-page ad in program / video presence signage at the event / name in press releases / program placement / 10 event tickets / 4 VIP passes for VIP reception with Kris Paronto)
  • Brigadier General Sponsor- $5,000 (Special recognition at event / half-page ad in program / name in press releases / program placement / 10 event tickets/ 3 VIP passes for VIP reception with Kris Paronto)
  • Freedom Sponsor- $3,000 (Half-page ad in program / video presence / signage at the event / program placement / 10 event tickets / 1 VIP pass for VIP reception with Kris Paronto)
  • Patriot Sponsor- $2,000 (Business card ad in program / video presence / program placement / 10 event tickets)
  • Liberty Sponsor- $1,500 (Business card ad in program / program placement / 6 event tickets)
  • Valor Sponsor- $1,000 (Program placement / 2 event tickets / 1 VIP pass for VIP reception with Kris Paronto)
  • Foundation Star- $500 (Business card ad in program / program placement)

 

As you can see, increase your sponsorship level and you get more VIP passes! The Valor Sponsor is a great option for couples to have the opportunity to attend the VIP Reception for a photo opportunity with our guest speaker. One VIP pass is valid for two guests. We would also like to highlight some of our major sponsors:

 

  • Missing Man Underwriter- Joe Myers Ford Lincoln
  • Major General Sponsor- Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
  • Brigadier General Sponsors- Hightower Electric Company, LTD, Memorial Hermann Cypress, North Cypress Medical Center, and Station & Ayers Insurance Services & Consulting, L.L.C.

 

If you would like to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, please call (281) 370-0144. You can also contribute online on our Salute to Our Heroes page. For more information on the event, visit our website. We look forward to seeing you at Salute to Our Heroes, thank you for your support!

 

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Salute to Our Heroes will be taking place in a month, February 13th, 2016 at the Omni Hotel Westside Houston.  Cy-Fair Educational Foundation regrets to announce that Captain Gerald Coffee will be unable to serve as our keynote speaker due to serious health complications.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Captain Coffee and we are pleased to learn that he is expected to make a full recovery. Continue reading Salute to Our Heroes Speaker Announcement

Happy New Year!  2016 has arrived and we are excited for all the New Year will have to offer.  Our first major event of the year is Salute to Our Heroes taking place on February 13th.   This is one of our most successful events that honors the men and women who serve our country.  All funds raised will go to an endowment that enables CFISD students to attend college. Continue reading Salute to Our Heroes 2016