The Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation (GEF) proudly announces the fourth annual Out to Eat for Education fundraiser set to take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. Coinciding with Ball High School’s homecoming week, the event will occur on the same day as the homecoming parade.

“Our goal this year is to get more people in the community than ever to go out to eat to show their support for GISD students, teachers and of course our BHS Tors during their homecoming week,” GEF executive director Brittany Viegas said. “This event helps fill local restaurants on a week night in October and raises money for our teachers and schools, it’s a win-win!”

Funds will be raised by restaurants contributing a percentage of their food sales generated on the date of the event and will support GEF and its Grants to Teachers and Schools program, which provides resources directly to educators to implement innovative learning strategies in GISD classrooms. The community can support the event simply by dining out at a participating restaurant on Wednesday, October 23. Participants include:

Breakfast

  • Bronco Burritos
  • Home Cut Donuts
  • MOD Coffeehouse
  • Mosquito Café
  • PattyCakes Bakery
  • ShyKatZ Deli & Bakery
  • Star Drug Store
  • Sugar Bean Coffee & Cream
  • The Gumbo Diner

Lunch

  • BLVD
  • Brick House
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Buck’s
  • Cajun Greek
  • EATcetera
  • Fish Tales
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Float Pool & Patio Bar
  • Gaido’s
  • Gypsy Jive
  • Gypsy Joynt
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Landry’s Seafood
  • Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
  • Mario’s Ristorante on 61st
  • Mario’s Ristorante Pirates
  • Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant
  • MOD Coffeehouse
  • Mosquito Café
  • Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar
  • Old Moon Deli & Pies
  • Orange Leaf
  • Papa’s Pizza
  • PattyCakes Bakery
  • Prohibition Red’s
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • Saltwater Grill
  • Shark Shack
  • Shrimp ‘N Stuff
  • Shrimp ‘N Stuff Downtown
  • ShyKatZ Deli & Bakery
  • Sky Bar Steak & Sushi
  • Star Drug Store
  • Sugar Bean Coffee & Cream
  • Taquilo’s Tex Mex Cantina
  • Texas Pit Stop BBQ
  • The Gumbo Diner
  • The Spot
  • Tong’s Happy Buddha
  • Willie G’s
  • Yaga’s Cafe

Dinner

  • BLVD
  • Cajun Greek
  • Fish Tales
  • Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Float Pool & Patio Bar
  • Gaido’s
  • Galveston Island Brewing
  • Gypsy Jive
  • Gypsy Joynt
  • Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
  • Mario’s Ristorante on 61st
  • Mario’s Ristorante Pirates
  • Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant
  • MOD Coffeehouse
  • Mosquito Café
  • Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar
  • Orange Leaf
  • Papa’s Pizza
  • PattyCakes Bakery
  • Prohibition Red’s
  • Salsa’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Saltgrass Steak House
  • Saltwater Grill
  • Shark Shack
  • Shrimp ‘N Stuff
  • Shrimp ‘N Stuff Downtown
  • Sky Bar Steak & Sushi
  • Sugar Bean Coffee & Cream
  • Taquilo’s Tex Mex Cantina
  • Texas Pit Stop BBQ
  • The Gumbo Diner
  • The Spot
  • Tong’s Happy Buddha
  • Willie G’s
  • Yaga’s Cafe
  • Yamato Japanese Restaurant

“Our goal is to create a mutually beneficial event that raises much needed funding for our public schools and supports our local restaurateurs at the same time,” remarked event chair and GEF president Donna Koehler Mencacci.

Restaurants interested in participating can do so by contacting the GEF office at (409) 766-5156 or terrymuehe@gisd.org.

About GEF

The Galveston ISD Educational Foundation (GEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt philanthropic organization. GEF is independent of the Galveston Independent School District (GISD) but complements it through partnership. The organization’s mission is to enrich the educational experience and prepare students for the future by providing financial support to GISD educators, schools, and students. GEF works to increase private support for public education and benefits GISD students and staff by supporting activities that reach beyond the district’s budget or for which tax dollars cannot be expended. GEF encourages and recognizes creative approaches to learning and awards funds through a volunteer board of directors made up of business and community leaders.

For more information on GEF, please visit www.GalvestonEdFoundation.org or contact Brittany Viegas at BrittanyViegas@gisd.org or (409) 766-5156.