Men are Ready to Cook!

L.E.A.F.’s annual fundraiser, Men Who Cook presented by Johnson Development Corp, is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 16th at Safari Texas. Join us for a night of great food, music, and a vast array of auction items! Purchase tickets at https://leafgrants.org/men-who-cook/

Calling All Cooks

Homemade candies from Dan Oliveira, Rick Russell and Ryan Russell aka “The Candy Men,” are always a hit with guests at the annual Men Who Cook event. 

The Lamar Educational Awards Foundation is seeking Men Who Cook to participate as “celebrity” chefs in the annual event that puts the fun and food in fundraising.Sponsored this year by Johnson Development Corp., Men Who Cook provides community members the opportunity to sample culinary delights that the men (or their wives or favorite restaurant) create at home.

“This is a great opportunity to participate in this stirring event and share a favorite dish with the community,” said LEAF Executive Director Janice Knight.

Men Who Cook will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Safari Texas in Richmond, with Ken Mondshine and the Brotherhood Band providing the evening’s musical entertainment.

LEAF helps fund Lamar CISD teachers’ dreams by providing extra money for classroom enrichment. In 2018, the organization awarded 205 educational grants totaling more than $451,535.

“Come join us as we look forward to another successful presentation of Fort Bend’s finest chefs,” said Knight.

Rotary Donates

Thanks to the Brazos River Rotary Club for a $2000 Rotary grant to help fund additional educational programs and activities for students and teachers in Lamar CISD. Appreciate your support!

Men Who Cook Seeks Sponsors

Several levels of sponsorship are available for Men Who Cook presented by Johnson Development Corp. Your donation will purchase items for Lamar CISD classrooms. Click for sponsor form. https://www.lcisd.org/community/l-e-a-f-

Smile, You’re on Amazon!

Through Nov 2, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Lamar Educational Awards Foundation when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0299538. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile L.E.A.F. receiving a $214 donation from AmazonSmile Foundation thanks to our friends who shopped This program does work. Haven’t signed up? Do it now.

Johnson Development Corp. Title Sponsor for Men Who Cook 2019

Johnson Development will be the title sponsor for the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation’s (L.E.A.F.) largest annual fundraiser Men Who Cook 2019, set for February 16 at Safari Texas Ranch.  “We are so thankful to have Johnson Development as the presenting sponsor for 2019,” 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 Veranda.

Checking out what Rob Bamford General Manager for Cross Creek Ranch is cooking is Trey Reichert General Manager at Veranda and Steve Sams General Manager at Jordan Ranch.


Holiday Lights in your Holiday Plans?

Donate to L.E.A.F.

Thank you May W. Tape, D.D.S. for your donation to L.E.A.F. supporting the teachers and students of Lamar CISD! Thanks for making a difference in our community.

L.E.A.F. Helps New Teachers with Classroom Setup.

Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) was at Bowie Elementary awarding $100 to two “zero” hour teachers. Justin Davidson and Ashley Ruehman.  The gift from L.E.A.F. is to help with classroom startup cost. For the 2018 school year, L.E.A.F. has awarded $9,200 and Lamar CISD is still hiring!  Money to fund this program comes from our employee giving program.  


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 2018 Surf’s Up School’s Out, with the Triumphs, benefiting the Lamar Educational Awards foundation (L.E.A.F.).

The dinner, dance and auction will be Friday, May 4 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds.  Dinner is served from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Commissioner Vincent Morales and Shorty Yeaman 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 $432,000 was awarded by the L.E.A.F. “Grant Express” in 2017.  Since 2000, L.E.A.F has awarded more than $3.4 million dollars in grants for innovative classroom project.


Can you spare $1?

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.












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