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The 2018 Night of 11,000 Stars gala sponsored by Timber Products Company brought together education advocates, community leaders, business owners, alumni, volunteers, elected officials, educators, students and parents for an evening in support of children in our community schools. The night, named aptly for the nearly 11,000 students attending Springfield Public Schools, raised over $220,000 to empower student success.

Thank you one and all for your support of quality education in Springfield.

Springfield High School’s “Mariachi del Sol” band gave an incredible performance for guests. Springfield Education Foundation is proud to support the performing arts at Springfield High School.



Byron Davis, the owner of event sponsor Autobody Specialties, visits with teacher Joe Hass from Briggs Middle School. Joe received an Innovative Educator Grant from the Springfield Education Foundation for the 2017-18 school year and eagerly shares his project.

Guests enjoyed participating in the live auction. Pictured: Retired SPS Administrator John Halgren, SEF Board Member Bruce Webber, Springfield Public Schools Board of Education Vice-Chair Michelle Webber, Congressman Peter DeFazio and wife Myrnie, Senator Lee Beyer and SEF Board Member Terry Beyer raise their paddles for Springfield students.

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