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CMA Winner Cody Johnson Headlines $2M Gala for TEACH

TEXAS WILDFLOWERS, RODEO relics and country music had the 700-plus supporters of To Educate All Children (TEACH) boot-scooting around the ballroom of the Post Oak Hotel at the organization’s 10-year anniversary gala.

Photo Courtesy of TEACH

The party raised a record-breaking $1.9 million and honored the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for its nearly century-long commitment to public education. The Cowboy Auctioneer led the live auction, in which a VIP package to Cody Johnson’s next H-Town concert prompted quite the bidding war.

In August of this year, Cody and his wife Brandi are no strangers to the cause! In a press release earlier this year Cody stated "“My wife, Brandi, and I have personally encountered the profound impact that a school teacher has on the future of a child’s life. Please consider joining us in supporting these wonderful humans that give so much of their time, effort, and energy to the future by inspiring the children of the present.”

Robinson Elementary School teacher Jennifer Silva received the first-ever Champion for TEACH Educator award, presented by the organization’s executive director, Alvin Abraham, who previously worked at Robinson. "We feel like TEACH is the champion tonight,” said Abraham. “Thank you to everyone who made this event a success. TEACH already reaches over 20,000 students, and thanks to everyone’s help tonight, we can help even more students and teachers.”

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