Successful Lion’s Pride Fundraiser Strengthens BEF Investment In Brownwood Students And Teachers


On Saturday, October 21st, the Brownwood Education Foundation (BEF) hosted its annual Lion’s Pride fundraiser at the Lyric Theatre. Center Avenue in downtown Brownwood was filled with jazz music, the scent of freshly grilled lamb kabobs and veggie skewers, and an entire community focused on supporting excellence in Brownwood Independent School District (BISD) classrooms. During the event, comedy magician Andy Gross performed, and a live auction raised thousands of dollars for BISD teachers and students. “The BEF has this annual fundraiser to fund a good amount of our giving back to BISD throughout the year,” said BEF Executive Coordinator Danielle Rosborough. “Classroom grants to teachers, student scholarships, small ‘thank you’ items to reward teachers — these are just part of what the foundation funds to give back to our district. The magician was an incredible entertainer. He was a great way for BEF to show appreciation to our attendees who gave back to our teachers and students by buying tickets, bidding on auction items, and giving extra donations even after the night was over.”