Tuesday, December 03, 2013

[274] City Schools Foundation Celebration to honor McPhees

MURFREESBORO — Friends and colleagues will join together to honor MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and his wife, Elizabeth McPhee, at The City Schools Foundation seventh annual Excellence in Education Celebration.

The celebration, scheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, will be held at Stones River Country Club and will feature John Pittard Elementary.

“Dr. Sidney and Elizabeth McPhee are strong leaders in education and our community. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor their service,” says Doug Young, chairman of The City Schools Foundation.

Reservations for the celebration are now available including individual tickets at $250 and sponsorships beginning at $1,500. A pre-party for sponsors will be held at the Jeff Hendrix Stadium Club at Middle Tennessee State University.

As the honorees, the McPhees joins an elite group of public servants including Dr. Susan Andrews, John Hood, Rhea Seddon and “Hoot” Gibson, Gloria and Ted LaRoche, Joyce Taylor and former U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.

John Pittard Elementary, home of the Pittard Lions, will be highlighted as the featured school for the celebration.

The 2014 Celebration promises to be an enjoyable evening full of laughter and good will, organizers said. Storyteller Dan Whittle will entertain guests as he provides the crowd with a sense of homespun humor toward the spirit of education.

The City Schools Foundation is a group of civic and business leaders banding together to benefit Murfreesboro City Schools and has now contributed over $350,000 directly to the City Schools.

Money raised by The City Schools Foundation benefits Murfreesboro City Schools’ pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students. The foundation’s goals are to boost the school system’s financial support in the areas of science and math, academic competition and excellence among students, and to address financial parity in all schools.

For additional information, visit cityschoolsfoundation.com or call Lisa Trail at 893-2313.

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