SEF News

A Message from SEF President Steve Bruszer

November 5, 2020

2021 is 2 months away - YEAH!…and the Lineage Logistics Giving Lights our World (G.L.O.W.) SEF Gala on Jan. 30, 2021 at the Bomb Factory (our Venue Sponsor) as presented by Trinity Capital Bank is three months away. Yes, we realize this is the third date for the Gala. And hopefully, we will not have to postpone again. We are working to make the Gala safe for all to attend plus looking at other options just in case the COVID -19 pandemic interferes with our plans.

Through our Gala sponsor pledges, contributions last spring, and the community's generous donations during North Texas Giving Day, the Sunnyvale Education Foundation is pleased to provide Sunnyvale Independent School District with $84,949.35 for Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 Teacher Grants and school manipulative, supplies, outdoor seating / coverings to ease classroom instruction due to the COVID - 19 pandemic. This total does not include an additional $12,500 each year for senior student scholarships.


We are also very happy to announce this year SEF has an anonymous donor that has agreed to match dollar for dollar all sponsor donations from now until the date of the G.L.O.W. Gala on January 31, 2021. We have already had several sponsors agree to match their contribution made last spring for this new Gala. We are hopeful with current sponsors increasing their contribution, the addition of new sponsors, plus our matching donor we can recover the lost revenue from last year’s cancelled Gala. Remember, the dollars raised go directly to the teachers and students.

We remain grateful for our hardworking SISD staff, teachers, students and our communities’ giving heart.

Thanks to the generosity of the Sunnyvale community and our fabulous sponsors, SEF was able to donate nearly $85,000 to the teachers and students of Sunnyvale ISD. These funds were raised through spring and fall contributions and through the generous pledges during North Texas Giving Day earlier this fall.

The funds will be used for reacher grants, school manipulative and supplies as well as outdoor seating and coverings to ease classroom instruction due to the COVID - 19 pandemic.

Thank you, Sunnyvale community and SEF sponsors!

Once again...WE DID IT!

September 18, 2020

The generosity of the Sunnyvale community never ceases to amaze us! Thanks to your commitment, our community surpassed our 2020 goal of raising $10,000 for North Texas Giving Day and reached $11,008! THANK YOU!!

Thank you Sunnyvale, for supporting the Sunnyvale Education Foundation and its mission to:

  • To enrich education with grants for innovative and engaging teaching, new technologies and school improvements;
  • To encourage teachers and school staff members who guide student learning; and
  • To increase community support for the Sunnyvale Independent School District.


YOUR gift will go to specific COVID-19 Related Students Needs

These funds will be used for two immediate needs:

· SES: Manipulatives/supplies that can no longer be shared among classmates due to the pandemic.

· SIS, SMS, and SHS: Outdoor seating or coverings to allow more outdoor classroom activity.


SEF Announces Lineage as $20,000 Presenting Gala Sponsor

New Venue, Entertainment Planned for Annual Gala

The Sunnyvale Education Foundation has announced that Lineage — one of Sunnyvale’s newest businesses — will once again serve as the $20,000 presenting sponsor for this spring’s annual SEF Gala and Auction.

“Besides changing the skyline in Sunnyvale with their new building structure, Lineage Logistics is committed to changing and improving the lives our our students through scholarships and teacher grants," SEF President Steve Bruszer said. "Their commitment to once again return as Presenting Gala Sponsor is a direct reflection of their mission statement which is built upon a legacy of family values and integrity. Thank you Lineage Logistics!"

Lineage will join Trinity Capital Bank as a top-level gala sponsor this spring. The bank will return to the gala as a $12,500 “Master of Ceremony” sponsor. Other sponsor levels are available and may be found at


The theme of this year’s gala is “Cirque”, offering a glimpse into a night under the bigtop. Attendees will enjoy entertainment inspired by the theme among friends while dressed in cocktail attire.

“SEF is a critical partner in implementing SISD’s mission to, ‘engage, equip and empower all learners for life-long success,’” Superintendent Doug Williams said. “With SEF’s generous support, our teachers can dream big and create truly engaging and inspiring lessons that go beyond the limitations of district budgets.”

As the gala continues to grow, the Lineage Cirque Gala will be held in a new venue - Deep Ellum’s The Bomb Factory. The Royal Dukes Band will bring the fun to the dance floor as the featured live entertainment. As always, the live and silent auctions will not disappoint! The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 6. Tickets will be sold online at


Come to the Lineage Cirque Gala, benefitting the Sunnyvale Education Foundation on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum, Dallas and be a part of the foundation’s mission to support the Sunnyvale ISD by funding exciting new learning opportunities for Sunnyvale students and teachers. Since its inception in 1999, SEF has partnered with the Sunnyvale community to raise more than $1 million.


Jan. 08, 2019

Dear Sponsor and Friend of Sunnyvale Education Foundation,

Happy New Year! I hope your 2019 will be filled with prosperity, peace, happiness and good health.

The Sunnyvale Education Foundation (SEF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt philanthropic organization that has raised over $1,000,000 for SISD teacher grants and student scholarships. SEF provides funds for educational programs and activities which have either not been funded or have been under-funded by the normal operating budget. As our district grows, so does the necessity, and opportunity for our supplemental funding to not only maintain, but hopefully enhance the educational standards currently in place at SISD.

On December 5, 2018, the SEF Board hosted a sponsor appreciation breakfast to thank the leaders (either individuals, businesses or civic organizations) of our community for their continued support of SEF and SISD. In fact, due to your generosity, last year was a record-breaking year for fundraising. This school year, we will distribute over $150,000 for SISD teachers grant and student scholarships. The teacher grants will enrich the learning experience of students from each school campus including the new intermediate school scheduled to open next fall.
The 2019 Spring Gala will be held at The Bomb Factory in Deep Ellum on April 6 at 6 p.m. This is a different and larger venue than last year. Entertainment will be provided by The Royal Dukes Band. Please review the SEF sponsorship form for sponsor opportunities, pricing and related privileges.

I would like to thank you in advance for your consideration, support and continued commitment to our district, teachers and students.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about SEF, Gala sponsorship or any ways you can help and support SEF. I hope to see you at the 2019 SEF Spring Gala!

Steve Bruszer, President 2018/19 School Year
205 Robin Ridge Drive, Sunnyvale, TX




Congratulations to our 2018 Teachers of the Year!! We are extremely proud of your hard work and dedication for our schools and kids. We appreciate all of you.


SEF Announces Lineage as $20,000 Presenting Gala Sponsor

By Sunnyvale Education Foundation | March 2, 2018 | Comments Off on SEF Announces Lineage as $20,000 Presenting Gala Sponsor

SEF Announces Lineage as $20,000 Presenting Gala Sponsor The Sunnyvale Education Foundation has announced that Lineage — one of Sunnyvale’s newest businesses — will serve as the $20,000 presenting sponsor for this spring’s annual SEF Gala and Auction. “We are so grateful that Lineage will be partnering with SEF as our title sponsor for this …

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