The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts was the place to be Sept. 18 when the Northside Education Foundation took a step back in time with a nod to the future while honoring the 2019 Pillars of Character during its largest fundraiser of the year.
The NEF Pillar Recognition and Banquet included a hip hop dance performance, a special take on the ‘80s hit song “Take On Me” with electric strings, a live auction, video tributes to the six pillars, and a 3-D reveal of the NEF 25th anniversary logo. Almost 700 business partners, community members, and educators joined the fun.
Proceeds from the gala are used to fund grants to NISD faculty and staff. More than $400,000 was awarded last year in Resource, Innovation, and Team grants.