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The Woodlands Christian Academy culminates 30th Anniversary with ‘Now & Then’ Auction and Gala

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The Woodlands Christian Academy (TWCA) culminated its yearlong 30th anniversary by hosting “Now & Then — Celebrating 30 Years” for its 2024 Auction and Gala. The event was held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. TWCA thanked the presenting sponsor, The Dunnavant Family and Marabou Midstream Services; Capstone Society Member sponsor, Team Reed Enterprises, Inc.; and Amanda and Bob Gaige for chairing this milestone annual auction and gala.

The auction and gala drew over 480 supporters and raised nearly $1.6 million for The Woodlands Christian Academy. The proceeds from “Now & Then” will help enrich the school’s mission and benefit the school’s students for years to come. The evening featured the debut of the short film “A Story of The Woodlands Christian Academy’s Past 30 Years,” dinner, dancing, bid boards, a live auction, Fund-A-Need, and entertainment from The Drywater Band.

“The gala is always such an amazing and exciting evening. David and I are honored to be a part of the TWCA family. We enjoyed watching the success of the evening unfold for the benefit of our children,” said Kelly Dunnavant. “Parents, teachers, alumni, and friends all came together to support a school that not only focuses on building our youth to be strong leaders and thinkers but also stewards of the gifts that Christ has given us.

“Thirty years ago, a bold group of visionaries was called to develop and establish a school where students could learn from exceptional teachers and grow in their faith in Christ. The Woodlands Christian Academy opened in September 1993 with 150 students and now has 820 proud “Warrior” students. This was made possible by the guidance of a dedicated governance board, school leadership, faculty and staff, and the generous support of Woodlands Christian families, the community, and the school’s growing Forever Warriors Alumni Association.

“As we reflect and celebrate the school’s many accomplishments since our founding, we appreciate our families and our community that continue to invest in the future and growth of Woodlands Christian to continue our legacy for the next 30 years,” said Rachel Ray, Director of Development and TWCA Class of 2011. “Every contribution from our gala and auction directly benefits every student and enhances academic and co-curricular programs.”

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(Left to Right): Kelly Dunnavant (Maribou Midstream Services: 2024 Gala & Auction Presenting Sponsor), Julie Ambler (TWCA Head of School), Jennifer Millington, and Amanda Salerno
(Left to Right): Kelly Dunnavant (Maribou Midstream Services: 2024 Gala & Auction Presenting Sponsor), Julie Ambler (TWCA Head of School), Jennifer Millington, and Amanda Salerno; Photo provided courtesy of TWCA
Rachel Ray (R), TWCA’s Director of Development, presenting thank you flowers to 2024 Auction & Gala Chair Amanda Gaige (L)
Rachel Ray (Right), TWCA’s Director of Development, presenting thank you flowers to 2024 Auction & Gala Chair Amanda Gaige (Left); Photo provided courtesy of TWCA
(Left to Right): Alyssa Murphey, Lewis and Erica Cummings, Byron and Kacie Bevers, Ryan and Brittany Manicom, Kristen and Beau Johnson
(Left to Right): Alyssa Murphey, Lewis and Erica Cummings, Byron and Kacie Bevers, Ryan and Brittany Manicom, Kristen and Beau Johnson; Photo provided courtesy of TWCA

The Woodlands Christian Academy is an independent, Christ-centered college preparatory school that integrates learning with Biblical faith and spiritual growth, and challenges students to reach their highest potential – intellectually, creatively, physically and socially – for the glory of Jesus Christ. For more information, visit twca.net

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