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2018 Annual Report

Alone we can do so little…

Together We Make It Happen!

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Dine Out to Donate raises almost $30,000!

CCEF’s Dine Out to Donate Raises Record Amount for CCISD Teachers


The Clear Creek Education Foundation’s (CCEF) 5th annual “Dine Out to Donate” event was a resounding success with 63 local participating restaurants donating a combined total of almost $30,000 to the foundation, a new record for this event! At each restaurant diners voted for their Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) School of choice to receive up to $1,000 for school programs.

Congratulations to the schools that had the highest percentage of participation based on student population! CCEF awarded a total of $5,250 to first, second and third place.

 Elementary:  Brookwood, Ed White and Bauerschlag

Secondary:  Clear Creek, Seabrook and League City

High School: Clear Horizons Early College, Clear View and Clear Springs

The school with the highest participation overall was Brookwood Elementary, awarded the traveling “Golden Hot Dog” trophy.

“Dine Out to Donate” was held on Monday, October 1st. Participating restaurants opened their doors for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, donating a portion of that day’s revenue to CCEF. The funds will benefit the students and teachers of CCISD.

“It’s exciting to see our CCISD community continue to support the CCEF Dine Out to Donate Event. The continued growth of this event exemplifies the camaraderie we all share for the good of our children,” said Deborah Laine, CCEF Executive Director. “We so appreciate our parents, staff and participating restaurants for their partnership to provide innovative materials to our kids.”

Recently, representatives from participating restaurants, principals and staff from participating schools and members of the CCEF board of directors gathered at the CCISD Education Support Center to celebrate the successful event, turn in restaurant donations and award the schools the prize money.

CCEF Board Members, Dine Out to Donate Restaurant Participants and School Principals smile and celebrate the huge success of this year’s Dine out to Donate to support Educational Excellence in CCISD through the Clear Creek Education Foundation.

2018 “Dine Out to Donate” participating restaurants:

  • Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta, 400 W. Bay Area Blvd., Suite A | Webster
    • Aquarium, 11 Kemah Boardwalk| Kemah
    • Avenida Brazil, 201 Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
    • Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 502 W. Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
    • Chick-Fil-A, 2805 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
    • Chick-Fil-A, 1900 NASA Pkwy. | Nassau Bay
    • Chick-Fil-A, 18323 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
    • Chick-Fil-A, 1 Baybrook Mall Dr. | Friendswood
    • Chuy’s, 20975 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
    • Coco Crepes, Waffles and Coffee, 2471 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
    • Crazy Alans Swamp Shack, 310 Texas Ave. | Kemah
    • DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, 2500 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
    • Eduardo’s, 911 E. NASA Pkwy. | Houston
    • El Tiempo Cantina, 20237 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
    • Esteban’s Café and Cantina, 402 W. Main St. | League City
    • Fudruckers, 2040 NASA Rd. 1 | Houston
    • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 2660 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
    • Gatti’s Pizza, 16607 El Camino Real | Houston
    • Gio’s Flying Pizza & Pasta, 650 FM 517 W. | Dickinson
    • Grazia Italian Kitchen, 1001 Pineloch Dr. #1100 | Houston
    • Ichibon Japanese Seafood and Steakhouse, 18206 Egret Bay Blvd. | Houston
    • Jason’s Deli, 2755 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
    • Jersey Mike’s, 2456 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
    • Jersey Mike’s, 2555 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
    • Jersey Mike’s, 933 Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
    • Jimmy Changas, 2504 Gulf Fwy. |League City
    • Jinya Ramen Bar, 18299 Egret Bay Blvd. | Houston
    • Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen, 1108 Marina Bay Dr. | Clear Lake Shores
    • La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill, 4001 Hwy. 146 | Bacliff
    • La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill, 501 N. Wesley Dr. | League City
    • Landry’s Seafood, 1 Kemah Boardwalk | Kemah
    • Longhorn Steakhouse, 19019 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
    • Luigi’s Pizza and Pasta, 210 S. Hwy. 3 #C| League City
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy, 700 Baybrook Mall Dr.| Friendswood
    • Malay Malay Malaysian Restaurant, 2508 S. Gulf Fwy. #102 | League City
    • Marco’s Pizza, 3020 Marina Bay Dr. #F| League City
    • Marco’s Pizza, 5440 El Dorado Blvd. #100 | Houston
    • McDonald’s, 3140 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
    • McDonald’s, 102 Hwy. 3 S. | League City
    • Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 2640 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
    • Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 6011 W. Main St. | League City
    • Nothing Bundt Cakes, 304 W. Bay Area Blvd. #400 | Webster
    • Opus Ocean Grille, 1510 Marina Bay Dr. #124 | Clear Lake Shores
    • Pappas Bar-B-Q, 20794 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
    • Pappas Seafood House, 19991 I-45 S. | Webster
    • Pappasito’s Cantina, 20099 I-45 S. | Webster
    • Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, 19901 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
    • Pei Wei Asian Diner, 19411-A Gulf Fwy. | Webster
    • Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, 700 Baybrook Mall Dr. | Friendswood
    • Raising Cane’s, 2586 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
    • Red River BBQ & Grill, 1911 E. Main St. | League City
    • Salata, 700 Baybrook Mall Dr. #F160 | Webster
    • Salata, 1780 E. NASA Pkwy. | Houston
    • Saltgrass Steakhouse, 20241 Gulf Fwy.| Webster
    • San Lorenzo Taqueria, 3020 Marina Bay Dr. #E | League City
    • San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 2441 FM 646 W. #D | Dickinson
    • San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 3202 Marina Bay Dr. #G | Kemah
    • Schlotzsky’s, 221 S. Egret Bay Blvd. | League City
    • Skipper’s Greek Cafe, 1026 Marina Bay Dr. | Clear Lake Shores
    • Sokols’ Greek Deli and Café, 2410 Bay Area Blvd. #C/D | Houston
    • South Shore Grille, 2800 Marina Bay Dr. #F | League City
    • Tommy’s Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 2555 Bay Area Blvd. | Houston
    • Zoyo, 2546 Marina Bay Dr. | League City

Annual Awards Presentation and Gala raises more than $75,000

Education Foundation’s Annual Awards Presentation and Gala raises more than $75,000 for innovative programs supporting students within CCISD


The Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) hosted its 18th Annual Awards Presentation and Gala on Nov. 3 at South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center. Themed “A White Haute Affair,” more than 350 attendees helped honor many individuals for their positive contributions to the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) and over $75,000 was raised for innovative programs supporting students, a new record for this event!

“This event was very evident of the love and commitment our community has for our wonderful school district,” said CCEF Chairman Jill Reason. “It’s truly inspiring to see so many in our great community that support our vision to provide innovative learning materials to our students.”

The focal point of the evening included honoring an elite group of individuals for their outstanding efforts in serving and representing CCISD. The 2018 award recipients included:

  • Bob Mitchell – George B. Carlisle Distinguished Service Award for consistent commitment to CCISD over time.
  • Christian Bionat (CLHS ’09) and B. Watkins (CCHS ’66)– Distinguished Alumni Award, which honors individuals who have excelled in their chosen profession and have made significant contributions to their communities.
  • Michael Kramm- Valor Award, in honor of a public servant (military, police, fire, etc.) who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Becky Day, Anita L. Lewis, Dee Scott and Crystal Starke – CCISD Superstar Award, which honors individuals who support and enhance the District, whether CCISD alumni or not.
  • Greg Ploss of Chemical Process and Production – Dennis Johnson Memorial Small Business Award, an honor that recognizes a local entrepreneur within CCISD who demonstrates unwavering commitment to the district through active participation in multiple activities.
  • Mayor Pat Hallisey – Citizen of the Year, which recognizes an outstanding member of the community who consistently demonstrates commitment to CCISD and excellence in public education through volunteer efforts. It is bestowed by the CCISD Board of Trustees and the CCEF.

All award winners received a saber salute from the Clear Creek High School Junior ROTC as they entered the ballroom and were introduced by Master of Ceremonies Anna Alves, Clear Creek High School student and Chandra Fincke, Clear Lake High School student.

Other gala highlights included silent and live auctions, a “white rose pull” provided by Kendra Scott- Baybrook and NASA Flowers, entertainment by Cindy Thomas, Clear Lake’s Songstress and TapSnap Phototainment.

The event was planned by a 20-person volunteer committee that includes: CCEF Community Marketing and Events Manager, Kelsey Richardson McNeil; Co-Chairman, Cameron Cannon and Jana Miller; Committee Members, Joyce Abbey, Kim Barker, Katy Bastedo, Janet Brown, Suzanne Fair, Kimberly Fleming, Ann Hammond, Lisa Holbrook, Laura Mackay, Amanda Mark, Joan McKinney, Sarah Moutz, Jill Reason, Elaine Renola, Deena Rigby, Mary Ann Shallberg, Teresa Vencil, Marcia Vineyard and Elizabeth Wiehle Wang.

CCEF would like to thank the generous sponsors who have supported the event! Special thanks to The Diamond-Presenting Sponsor: Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott; The Pearl Sponsors: City of League City, PBK Architects and Paradigm Consultants; The Opal Sponsors: JSC Federal Credit Union, Maxim Group, MRI Technologies, Rogers, Morris and Grover, LLP and Service Steel Warehouse CO, L.P; The White Topaz Sponsors: Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union, Joiner Architects, Laura Varley, Ron Carter Cadillac Hyundai and San Jacinto College District; The Moonstone Sponsors: Alex Karjeker, Ann Hammond Awards of Distinction, Bill King & Cherry Whitley, John J. Lovoi Jr., DDS – South Shore Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe, State Representative Dennis Paul and UTMB Health; The Crystal Sponsor: Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan.