Feb
6
Thu
2020
8th Annual Freedom to Fly Luncheon @ River Oaks Country Club
Feb 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Feb
13
Thu
2020
Hearts of Hope Bo’s Place 2020 Luncheon @ Westin Galleria
Feb 13 @ 11:30 am

Chairmen: Susan and Charlie Neuhaus and Kate and Logan Walters

Honorary Chairmen: Giggy and Matt Thanheiser and Paula and Rusty Walter

Honorees: Mrs. Virginia (dec.) and Mr. Wade Upton, Dr. Lindy Upton McGee and Mr. Tom McGee, Mrs. Katie Upton Daily and Mr. John Daily

Guest Speaker:  Bode Miller, one of the most successful alpine skiers in American history. A two-time World Cup overall champion, four-time World Champion and six-time Olympic gold medalist.

Tariff: Tables of 10 are $30,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $3,000 and Individual Tickets are $500

Contact: Andrea Sivells at 713.942.8339 or andrea@bosplace.org

Benefiting: Bo’s Place which exists to provide grief support to children and families after the death of a loved one. For over 28 years, they have offered services at no cost with the belief that sharing one’s grief journey with peers who have had a similar experience is helpful and healing and creates a safe space where children do not have to feel alone in their grief. www.bosplace.org

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Annual “Making a Difference” Luncheon Benefiting El Centro de Corazón Celebrating 25 Years of Service to the Houston Community! @ Hotel ZaZa
Feb 20 @ 11:15 am

Co-Chairs: Frances Castañeda Dyess and Cyndy Garza Roberts

Honorees: Leisa Holland-Nelson and Leila Perrin and Gulf Winds International

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa and his best-selling book, Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon detailing his astonishing journey from the tomato fields of central

California to the highest echelons of medicine in the U.S. and around the world

Tariff: Sponsor Levels for Tables of 10 are $20,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $3,000, Indv Tickets $300

Contact: 832.494.1761 or kchildress@elcentrochc.org

Benefiting: El Centro de Corazón (El Centro) an accomplished Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive range of pediatric and adult health care services, which include primary care, women’s health, dental, and behavioral health at its three health centers in Houston’s East End. El Centro also provides pri-mary care services at its Southeast Health Center, which is located in an outpatient facility of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.

 

Feb
23
Sun
2020
Boots, Bingo and BBQ @ Armadillo Palace
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tariff: Tickets $150 and $75, Sponsorship $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500

Contact: Mgarza@thecenterhouston.org or 713.525.8479

Benefiting: The Center for Pursuit, thecenterforpursuit.org The Center for Pursuit empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live meaningful, dignified lives filled with opportunity.

Mar
4
Wed
2020
2020 Judy’s Mission Possible Luncheon @ River Oaks Country Club
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am

Chairs: Robin Klaes, Kittsie Klaes, Tany Jeter Klaes

Honorary Chairs: Michelle Phillips and David Peck

Speaker: Shannon Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic gymnast and an ovarian cancer survivor

Tariff: Tables of 10 are $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, Indv Tickets $250

Contact: Erin Johnson, ejohnson@judysmission.org or

Benefiting: Judy’s Mission for ovarian cancer research and awareness

Apr
2
Thu
2020
Texas Exes Houston Chapter 2020 Scholarship Dinner @ River Oaks Country Club
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm

Time: Reception 6:30pm, Dinner and Program 7:30pm

Chairs:  Ryan Bayer and Erin Phelps

Honoree and special guest: Earl Campbell 

Tariff:  Tickets $350, Tables of 10 starting at $3,500

Contact: Brock Niezgoda, 713.986.7128, president@texasexes.com

Benefiting: Texas Exes Houston Chapter scholarships

 

Apr
9
Thu
2020
Bryan’s House Pathways to Inclusion Luncheon, Awards & Special Needs Summit o @ Belo Mansion
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

According to CEO Abigail Erickson along with Honorary Chairs Dr. Lisa Genecov and Betsy Kleinman & Chair Betty Regard, Bryan’s House will host Pathways to Inclusion Luncheon, Awards & Special Needs Summit on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at the Belo Mansion. 

With a metallic colored attire theme, guests will dress to impress, enjoy lunch, raffle, an emcee-led discussion with a unique perspective…from a global leader panelist who is a mother of a child with special needs to a leader taking extraordinary measures to serve and hire those with special needs in the workplace. 

Topics will include: 

TECHNOLOGY to serve or advance the lives of at-risk children with special medical, therapy or other social/emotional or mental health needs, and their families. 

INNOVATION: Taking diversity and inclusion a step further. Corporations creating career paths for those with special needs or making accommodations for their employees or those that may have a child with special needs.

 Panelists include:

 John McGill, Director of Brand Partnerships Mensa

 Kelly Burton, National President AT&T Ability ERG

 Gerry Mecca, Former VP-IT Keurig & Founder EKG

 Richard Margolin, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder Robokind

 Laura Ramirez, Director, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist Ericsson

 Dr. Hiren Shukla, Automation & Innovation Neuro-Diverse CoE Leader Ernst & Young

 Tracy Picon, Sr. Director Healthcare Industry Executive Strategist Microsoft

 Bryan’s House will also honor 2020 Wisdom’s Hope Awardees:

 HUMANITARIAN

Rust E. Reid, Thompson & Knight, LLC

PHILANTHROPIST

Sarah Losinger

COMMUNITY

Temple Emanu-El

CLINICAL

The University of Texas at Dallas

 CORPORATE

Studio Movie Grill (SMG)

 100% of proceeds go to the Family Supportive Services Program (FSS) and Therapy Coordination.

Apr
14
Tue
2020
2020 Houston Hospice Butterfly Luncheon @ Junior League
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am

Who: Chairs Terrell and Abbott Sprague

Details: Featured speaker will be New York Time’s Bestselling Author Elin Hilderbrand.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the operations of Houston Hospice and are the primary funds to support The Butterfly Program. The Butterfly Program is recognized as a national leader for the advancement of pediatric hospice care. There will be fabulous Raffle Items. The dress code is business attire.

Benefiting: Houston Hospice www.houstonhospice.org

Tickets and Tables: Tables of 10 are $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500 and Individual Tickets are $1,000, $500, $250

Information: Cynthia Nordt at 713.677.7123 or cnordt@houstonhospice.org

 

May
1
Fri
2020
2020 Latin Women’s Initiative Luncheon @ Hilton Americas-Houston
May 1 @ 10:00 am

Time: 10:00 a.m. Marketplace; noon Seated Luncheon and Fashion Show Presentation

LWI Chairmen:  Elia Gabbanelli and Maritza Gonzales

Honorary Chairman: Gloria Luna Bounds

Details: Featured fashion designer Silvia Tcherassi

Tariff: Tables of 10 are $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $3,000, and Individual Tickets are $300

Contact: 866.366.5274

Benefiting: Latin Women’s Initiative

www.latinwomensinitiative.org

May
2
Sat
2020
Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes – A Kentucky Derby Affair When: Saturday, May 2 @ Private Home
May 2 @ 4:00 pm

Chairmen: Kelli and John Weinzierl

Honorary Chairmen: Paige Fertitta, Megan and Luke Hotze and Hannah and Cal McNair and Hallie Vanderhider

Events: Kentucky Derby viewing, auctions, games, entertainment,

hors d’oeuvres, a Run for the Roses racing wall

Attire: Derby

Tariff: Reserved tables from $3,500, Limited tickets available $350, Sponsorship Opportunities with tickets available

Contact: Andrea Sivells at 713.942.8339 or andrea@bosplace.org

Benefiting: Bo’s Place which exists to provide grief support to children and families after the death of a loved one. For over 28 years, they have offered services at no cost with the belief that sharing one’s grief journey with peers who have had a similar experience is helpful and healing and creates a safe space where children do not have to feel alone in their grief. www.bosplace.org