Johnson Development Title Sponsor for Men Who Cook 2017

Johnson Development will be the title sponsor for the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation’s (L.E.A.F.) largest annual fundraiser Men Who Cook 2017, set for February 18 at Safari Texas Ranch starting at 6:30.

“We are so thankful to have Johnson Development as the presenting sponsor for 2017,” said Chip Sutton, L.E.A.F. board president. “Their enthusiastic support of the students in our school district and of the area’s overall economy shows their commitment to our community.” Johnson Development has three neighborhoods in Lamar CISD, Cross Creek Ranch, Jordan Ranch and The Veranda.


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Join LEAF’s Partner Program today!

For just $1 a paycheck you will be donating directly to Lamar CISD teachers and students (plus it’s tax deductible).

Want a cool shirt? Every employee donating at least $2 per paycheck will receive a LEAF polo shirt. There will also be a drawing every month for a $100 VISA giftcard! Be sure to sign up today to be eligible for the first drawing!

Surf’s Up Success!

Lamar CISD teachers will be busy this summer drafting ideas for grants from the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation. While the teachers are always looking for innovative ways to educate students, they know the funds will be there, due to the success of Surf’s Up presented by OakBend Medical Center.

“Our beach party is becoming the social event of the year,” said L.E.A.F. President Chip Sutton. “More than 1,200 people enjoyed dancing to the Triumphs, and after the bills were paid, more than $114,000 was raised to underwrite teacher grants for this fall! Thanks again to OakBend Medical Center for their support in underwriting Surf’s Up.”

“We are delighted to be a community partner with the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation,” said Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend. “Surf’s Up is a great event, a lot of fun and a pleasure to sponsor.”


Smith Elementary once again had the largest attendance of any LCISD school and had a great time bidding on desserts.  It was a fun night for all!

OakBend Medical Center to Present Surf’s Up

The azaleas are in bloom, the wild flowers are out, the cold weather is gone. Time to hit the beach because “Surf’s Up!”

OakBend Medical Center is the title sponsor for the 2016 Surf’s Up School’s Out, with the Triumphs, benefitting the Lamar Educational Awards foundation (L.E.A.F.).

The dinner, dance and auction will be Friday, May 6 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Dinner is served from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Vincent Morales auctioning off 20 desserts immediately following. The dance starts at 9:00 p.m. with entertainment by Fort Bend County’s favorite party band, The Triumphs.

Funds raised at Surf’s Up go to underwrite grants for Lamar CISD teachers. More than $317,000 was awarded by the L.E.A.F. “Grant Express” in 2015. Since 2000, L.E.A.F has awarded more than $2.5 million dollars in grants for innovative classroom project.

Individual tickets are $25, which includes a chicken-fried steak dinner catered by Vincek’s. Reserved tables for eight are $250.

2016 OakBend

.OakBend Administrative team and board members are ready for a fun evening at Surf’s Up 2016. Back Row L-R , Norma Petrosewicz, Rodney Lenfant, Tim McCarty, Sue McCarty, Donna Ferguson, Joe Freudenberger and Loretta Flynn.










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