SBEF Saddles Up for Space City Rodeo Gala Benefitting Spring Branch ISD

On March 31, the Spring Branch Education Foundation’s Space City Rodeo Gala will recognize Spring Branch ISD’s long history of inspiring students and teachers to achieve their dreams. Gala Chairs Brenda Stardig and Sheri Stegent are passionate about raising the funds needed to make a difference in the lives of the children in our district for many years to come.

Brenda Stardig believes “Spring Branch ISD is a unique community, focused on excellence and meeting the needs of our ever-changing world. We want our students to see the unbounded possibilities ahead of them and provide them the skills critical to fully exploring that universe of opportunities. By supporting the Space City Rodeo, you walk alongside our students on their journey.”

Sheri Stegent adds, “every year, this event makes a difference, and we are thrilled to be part of it! We are excited to bring the community together for this evening of fun and a few surprises. We know that together, we can raise funds to allow expanded educational opportunities for the students in SBISD.”

Since 1993, Spring Branch Education Foundation has worked alongside Spring Branch ISD to support both students and educators. SBEF partners with Spring Branch ISD and the community to fund programs that enhance education and prepare our students for the future. For the last seven years, SBEF has given more than $1 million to Spring Branch ISD annually. In 2022, SBEF also funded every SBISD teacher grant request, provided school supplies for each economically disadvantaged student at every SBISD Title I and non-Title I pre-kindergarten, elementary, and middle schools, and awarded $209,000 in scholarships to graduating SBISD seniors.

If you are interested in attending the SBEF Space City Rodeo Gala at the Royal Sonesta on March 31 or would like to support the event as a donor or sponsor, please contact Executive Director Cece Thompson at

Photo: (l. to r.) Bryan Williams & Chiquita Battles