The Parkland School District Education Foundation proudly hosted its third annual Gala event on Monday, May 5, 2014 to a sold-out crowd of 400 guests at the Fogelsville Holiday Inn Conference Center. The event was sponsored by Ironton Phone Company, Service Electric Telephone, Computer Aid, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications and Coordinated Health along with many other local businesses.
A red carpet was rolled out for guests attending the event at 6 PM replete with a cocktail reception featuring the Parkland High School Jazz Band. Attendees enjoyed a full course dinner at 7 PM and will be welcomed by emcee Stacey Stauffer (Parkland Class of 1991), QVC Host and Parkland mother of two boys.
During dinner, Stacey Stauffer announced the induction of notable Parkland alumni whose plaques will don the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor, generously made possible by the Ironton Telephone/Service Electric Telephone Companies, inside the main entrance of Parkland High School. The inductees include:
Jeffrey T. Bogert, 1964, Senior Partner, Magellan Financial
Greg DeLong, 1991, Parkland’s First NFL Football Player
Douglas Kern, 1971, Entrepreneur, Volunteer for Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley
Suzanne Kompass, 1979, International Soprano, Platinum Selling Artist and Master Teacher of Voice
Chris Renaud, 1985, Oscar-Nominated Feature Film Director
Ronald C. Snyder, 1963, Volunteer, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Retired from Mack Trucks
For more information, please visit http://www.parklandsd.org/foundation/gala.htm.
About the Parkland School District Education Foundation
Formed in the fall of 2011, the Parkland School District Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose primary goal is to raise funds to promote, enhance, and supplement the educational and co-curricular programs for the benefit of students and staff in the Parkland School District in order to preserve a tradition of excellence and help build the dreams of children in our community. For more information or to donate, visit www.parklandsd.org/foundation.