You may have seen pictures from the Lake Travis Education Foundation’s Bowties and Butterflies Gala flooding your Facebook page a few weeks ago, but make no mistake, this event reaches far beyond the playfully coined “Mom Prom” moniker. Those smiling faces in the photos are making a big difference in our children’s education.
This year, the Lake Travis Education Foundation gala raised more than $165,000 with the live auction bringing in $90,000, the silent auction bringing in about $43,000 and straight donations that night alone in the amount of $32,000.
So how does this money help? In more ways than you think. “If your child attends an Lake Travis ISD school, they are touched by a gift that was made possible by the gala,” says LTEF Executive Director Suzanne Stone. “The dollars we raise at the event — and all year long — go right back into the schools.”