Best Cellars Celebrity Wine Dinner
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Best Cellars Celebrity Wine Dinner

Attire: Cocktail
Chairman: Franelle Rogers
Honorary Chairmen: Carolyn Faulk, Cathy and David Herr, Jeanie and Jim Janke, Dean Putterman
Wine Hosts Chairman: Robert T. Sakowitz
Events: Champagne reception, gourmet four-course meal prepared by Celebrity chefs
Chef Drake Edwards | Executive Chef-Partner of Eunice
Chef Luis Roger | Chef/Owner, BCN Taste & Tradition
Chef Philippe Verpiand | Chef/Owner, Étoile Cuisine et Bar with wine from top wine collectors, auction
Entertainment: TBD
Tables: $7,500; Individual Tickets starting at $750
Contact: Ellie Francisco at info@franciscoandco.com or 866.366.5274
Benefiting: The T.J. Martell Foundation is a national 501(c )(3) founded by the music industry.  To date more than $280 million has been raised to fund innovative cancer research at flagship hospitals across the United States. 


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Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award Dinner
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award Dinner

Attire: Business
Chairmen: Vivie and Chris O’Sullivan
Honorees: Nina Wickman
Events: Cocktails, dinner, raffle and awards presentation
Tables: $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500
Contact: Cynthia Nordt 713.677.7123 or cnordt@houstonhospice.org
Benefiting: Houston Hospice provides uncompromising, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families in our community. Through the efforts of a specially trained and highly skilled interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and volunteers, Houston Hospice patients and their families are guided through the process of illness by receiving clinical care, psychosocial support, spiritual guidance and volunteer assistance. For more information www.houstonhospice.org 


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On Site: 50 Years of Public Art of the University of Houston
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

On Site: 50 Years of Public Art of the University of Houston

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Attire: Cocktail (artfully chic with sensational sneakers!)
Chairmen: Beth Madison, Beth Robertson and Judy Nyquist
Artist Honoree: Trenton Doyle Hancock 
Party Notes: Cocktails, Strolling Supper Under the Stars and Surrounded by Art
Tariff: Sponsorships $5,000+ Individual Tickets $500+
Contact: Rebecca Gentry rmgentry@central.uh.edu or 713-743-3573
Benefiting: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Public Art of the University of Houston System (PAUHS) - one of the most important collections in the country, showcasing the new Temporary Public Art Program Series, announcing the future of the program, and new plans for the Collection


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CHILDREN AT RISK Annual Accolades Luncheon - “The Academy Awards of Child Advocacy"
Oct
25
11:00 AM11:00

CHILDREN AT RISK Annual Accolades Luncheon - “The Academy Awards of Child Advocacy"

Benefiting: Accolades is an annual event that benefits CHILDREN AT RISK’s work to improve the quality of life for all Texas children, including health, safety, education, and economic conditions. CHILDREN AT RISK is celebrating 30 years of speaking out and advocating for Texas’ children.
Chairs: Deborah and David Roylance
Details: Guests will enjoy a lovely lunch in the beautiful ballroom at Hotel Zaza. They will have the opportunity to bid on Big Board items, including a Bourbon Dinner for 12 from Frank’s Americana Revival, and Live Auction items, as well as purchase Grab Bags with jewelry from Peran & Scannell Jewelers and more. Child advocates are nominated and voted on by members of the Academy of Child Advocacy.
Cost: Tables: $5,000 - $25,000 | Individual Tickets: $500
Contact: Alyssa Purcell | 713.869.7740 | apurcell@childrenatrisk.org   www.childrenatrisk.org

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Medical Bridges One People, One World Gala
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

Medical Bridges One People, One World Gala

Attire: Cocktail
Chair: Harry Gee
Honorary Chair: Clay Neff
Honoree: Dr. Paul Klotman
Events: Cocktails, dinner, auction
Tables: $25,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $3,500; Individual Tickets starting at $400
Contact: Gidget Swift gswift@medicalbridges.org or 713.766.6557
Benefiting: Medical Bridges recovers medical surplus that would otherwise be discarded and redistributes it to hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers in less fortunate countries. Their goal is to continue bridging the healthcare gap, connecting those who have with those who hope. For more information www.medicalbridges.org

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National Philanthropy Day
Nov
15
11:00 AM11:00

National Philanthropy Day

Chair: Amy S. Lampi
Co-Chair: Kate Yadan
Honorary Chairs: Phoebe and Bobby Tudor and Phillips66
Tables: Tables for 10 $15,000, $10,000, $8,500, $5,000, $2,500, $1,500
Contact: admin@afphouston.org
Benefiting: The Greater Houston Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, an international association of professionals who advance philanthropy by enabling people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The core activities through which AFP fulfills this mission include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. Website: www.afphouston.org


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A Royal Affair - Reigning Cats and Dogs 33rd Annual Celebrity Paws Gala
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

A Royal Affair - Reigning Cats and Dogs 33rd Annual Celebrity Paws Gala

Attire: Black Tie
Chairmen: Frances Moody and Tony Buzbee
Honorary Chairmen: Julie and Brook Brookshire
Honoring: Debbie & Roger Clemens, Meredith Flores, Katie Gibson, Samantha & Raz Halili, Ronnie Killen, Edna Meyer-Nelson, Jennifer & Chap Pinkerton, Kristi Schiller, Kristina Somerville, Beth Wolff, Junior Honorees Reagan, Rilley & Delaney Bond 
Events: Cocktails, silent, live & big board auction and presentation of Honorees and their pets
Tables: $50,000, $25,000, $15,000, $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000
Contact: 713.972.1896 / KappyCAP@comcast.net
Benefiting: Citizens for Animal Protection, a non-profit service organization, has served pets and people in Greater Houston for over 46 years. Since 1972, CAP, a National winner of the PetSmart Charities Humane Award of Excellence, has sheltered and cared for over 450,000 orphaned, neglected and abandoned animals. CAP has been awarded a 4- Star rating for sound fiscal management with www.CharityNavigator.com for the 12th consecutive year. Only 1% of the charities rated nationwide have achieved this exceptional distinction. www.cap4pets.org


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Jubilee of Caring
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Jubilee of Caring

Attire: cocktail
Honorees: Whitney and Jim Crane
Party Notes: Reception, dinner, award presentation and celebration of 25 years of HCHD Foundation
Tariff: Tables of 10 starting at $5,000
Contact: Jeffrey.Baker@harrishealth.org
Benefiting: Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center
Harris County Hospital District Foundation: The mission of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation is to enhance the broad healthcare mission of the Harris Health System by soliciting and raising funds for and increasing the community’s awareness of Harris Health System.

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CHILDREN AT RISK Accolades Kick-off Party
Sep
9
5:30 PM17:30

CHILDREN AT RISK Accolades Kick-off Party

RSVP: Alyssa Purcell  |713.869.7740 |   apurcell@childrenatrisk.org 
What: CHILDREN AT RISK will celebrate 30 years of serving the children of Texas at its annual Accolades Luncheon - “The Academy Awards of Child Advocacy" on October 25, 2019, chaired by Deborah and David Roylance. The organization will kick-off the celebration with Happy Hour on September 9 at Kiran’s. Guests are invited to enjoy bites and special priced wines, beers and cocktails while learning about the upcoming luncheon and how the organization drives change through public policy and advocacy, and serves as a catalyst to improve the quality of life for children. For more information about the Accolades Luncheon, visit childrenatrisk.org/event/2019accolades/


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Fantasy Football Draft Night
Sep
4
6:00 PM18:00

Fantasy Football Draft Night

Attire: Home Team
Chairmen: Michael Knudsen and Fred Wahrlich
Party Notes: Draft your own NFL team, buffet dinner, auction and prizes
Tariff: Tables of 10 starting at $3,500
Contact: 866.366.5274 or info@franciscoandco.com
Benefiting: Today’s Harbor for Children whose mission is to provide healthy, comprehensive care for children and families in crisis. For children who are experiencing family hardship, neglect, abandonment or abuse, the Harbor provides a family environment in a home setting. Through its programs, the Harbor strives to help children learn to overcome self-destructive patterns, break cycles of abuse, develop social skills, learn responsibility, and work towards becoming healthy, happy and productive members of society.

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