'Step Brightly Into the Future' Gala to support Promise scholarships

Dec 6, 2021Amanda Fenwick
2022 Gala

LyondellBasell and the Sinor Family presents the San Jacinto College 60th anniversary gala


PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College will culminate a year of 60th anniversary celebrations with the "Step Brightly into the Future" Gala presented by LyondellBasell and the Sinor Family.

The gala will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. Funds raised at the gala will benefit the student success endowment in support of Promise @ San Jac Scholarships.

"The gala is going to be an evening full of fun, with engaging student interactions, a punch wall, and raffle," said Teri Crawford, San Jacinto College Foundation executive director and vice chancellor for external relations. "We invite the community to join us in changing the lives of our students as an event sponsor, by donating to the Promise endowment, or by purchasing gala tickets. We thank LyondellBasell and the Sinor Family for joining us as our presenting sponsor for this wonderful evening."

The Promise @ San Jac Scholarship offers money to cover tuition and books for high school seniors who reside in the College's taxing district. The scholarship will cover up to three years of tuition and books so students can focus on completing their certificate or associate degree. Students are required to enroll at San Jacinto College the fall semester after their graduation and must take at least 12 credit hours each semester.

Promise @ San Jac started two years ago with three high schools from Pasadena Independent School District. Thanks to a generous $30 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, San Jacinto College is able to establish an endowment to offer the Promise @ San Jac Scholarship beginning in fall 2022 to all high school seniors who reside in the College's taxing district.

"The Promise program has benefited me in such a good way by my parents not worrying about having to pay out of pocket for tuition," said Dobie High School graduate Azhia Alvarez. "Being a first-generation college student, Promise is allowing me to be the first person in my family to attend college."

In addition to LyondellBasell and the Sinor Family as presenting sponsors, additional sponsors include:

  • Game Changer Sponsor, Brenda and Rusty Hellyer
  • Inspiration Maker Sponsors: Steve Cowart, Kevin and Teri Crawford
  • Mission Sponsors: Page, INEOS, BASF, East Harris County Manufacturers Association, HEB, and Mays Middleton for Texas Senate
  • Valet Sponsor: AMOCO Federal Credit Union
  • Activation Sponsors: IBI Group and Memorial Hermann Hospital (Southeast and Pearland)
  • Event Printing Underwriter: 1Vision

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the gala, and varying levels of event tickets, including a VIP Double Date Night and VIP Date Night for Two, are available. For more information, call the San Jacinto College Foundation at 281-998-6104.

Gala guests can expect to enjoy a delicious gourmet meal, engagement opportunities with San Jacinto College students and scholarship recipients, a punch wall and raffle, and a keynote speaker.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top five community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College spans five campuses serving approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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