The City Schools Foundation will honor the late Doug Young at the 2019 Excellence in Education Gala. Young was on the inaugural board of directors for the foundation established in 2005 and continued serving on the board or a board committee until his passing in 2017.
Doug Young joins an extraordinary group of civic leaders to be honored by The City Schools Foundation for their support of public education at the 12th annual Excellence in Education Gala on Jan. 25, 2019.
Former honorees include Drs. Max and Mary Moss, John Floyd, Ed and Andrea Loughry, Tommy and Jeannie Bragg, Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee, Dr. Susan Andrews, John Hood, Rhea Seddon and “Hoot” Gibson, Gloria and Ted LaRoche, Joyce Taylor, and Bart Gordon.
Young served as chairman of The City Schools Foundation as well as the Gala Chair for many years. His company, City Tile and Floor Covering, has been primary sponsors of Excellence in Education, The Back to School Dash and previously the Fashion Show. Andrew Young joined The City Schools Foundation board in 2018 and continues the legacy of support for public education that his father began.
Reservations for the Gala are now available. Individual tickets may be purchased for $250 and sponsorships begin at $1,500. The event will spotlight Overall Creek Elementary. Overall Creek, A Tennessee Designated STEM School, integrates STEM curriculum with project-based learning across all subject areas and programs both inside and outside the classroom. The school is home to over 1,000 students. Don Bartch, Principal and Raeshon Torres, Assistant Principal serve as the administrative team for the school.
Most recently, The City Schools Foundation gave over $60,000 to Murfreesboro City Schools in the form of teacher grants. The Foundation will also give over $25,000 this year to schools for parity grants.
The Gala will be held at MTSU’s new Student Union Center and is chaired by Sandra Parks.
The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students.
For additional information, please call 893-2313 or any member of the City Schools Foundation Trustees. Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of twelve schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child.