Magnolia ISD recently honored a Magnolia couple for their dedication to the school district, presenting them the inaugural Magnolia ISD Visionary Award.
Tony and Dolly Gullo were presented the award by board president Deborah Rose Miller, during a recent school board meeting.
"They have given us decades of service and support," Miller said. "I view them as the first family of Magnolia with their constant support and giving back to the community."
Gullo and his three sons have local car dealerships in the Conroe area, which began back in 1955. Throughout Mr. Gullo's busy career he always made time to show his compassion for children through organizations such as Gullo Christmas for Kids, High School Scholarships, Montgomery County Red Cross, Boys and Girls Scouts of America, FFA scholarships, Montgomery County Fair, fundraisers for schools, clubs, sport teams and individuals, and many more, Miller said.
"They are a wonderful example of a family that gives everything they can to better their community," she said. "This award signifies the boards' appreciation towards the Gullo Family for all their years of hard work, as well as their vision and support for the Magnolia community and students of Magnolia ISD."
Miller said the award was an idea that the board has kicked around for some time.
"It's been a part of our conversations for awhile now," she said.
Miller went on to say that the award will be presented to others in the future to honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to helping Magnolia ISD move towards its vision of being the best district in the state of Texas.
"Periodically we will just pick a family that just stands out for their dedication to Magnolia ISD and their community spirit," she said.