UNICEF USA and the Gala Leadership is proud to present the 6th annual UNICEF Gala Houston to celebrate the outstanding humanitarian leaders who make our work possible. The evening’s event will raise critical funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving work and focus on bringing the community together to raise awareness of global and domestic issue that need our help. The evening would not be possible without the support of the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation. Each year, the Margaret Alkek Williams Humanitarian Award commemorates the legacy of her extraordinary dedication to the health and well-being of children in Houston and around the world. As one of UNICEF’s largest fundraisers, the high profile black-tie evening has thus far raised over $4.7 million for UNICEF’s programs worldwide.

 


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Friday, May 3, 2019

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The Post Oak
at Uptown Houston

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6:30 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Dinner & Program

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Black Tie


HONOREES

Susan and Dan boggio
Helenka Pantaleoni Humanitarian Award

Special thanks to our Helenka Pantaleoni honorees Susan and Dan Boggio for their recent creation of the Susan and Dan Boggio Fund for UNICEF education and child protection programs.

Sue Smith
and
Lester smith, posthumously

Margaret alkek williams humanitarian award

UNICEF USA is deeply saddened about the recent passing of Lester Smith. The gala will pay tribute to his great legacy and contribution he has made to children living in Houston and beyond.


emcee

Deborah Duncan

performer


after party

A special tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons by
The Garden State Guys

‘Silent Disco’ hosted by NextGen


leadership

 

honorary chairs

Shelly and Brian Hendry
Sippi and Ajay Khurana
Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy
Penny and Paul B. Loyd, Jr.
Beth Madison
Limor and Stuart Smith
Margaret Alkek Williams
Randa and Charles Williams

auction chairs

Darrin Davis
Mario Gudmundsson

gala chairs

Cheryl Byington
Mary Ann McKeithan
Hallie Vanderhider
Beth Wolff

nextgen chairs

Anika Jackson
Tara Ladjevardian
Catherine Clarke Murphy


Alex Blair
Zane and Brady Carruth
Anne and Albert Chao
Molly and Jim Crownover
Rania and Jamal Daniel
Jo and Jim Furr
Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine and Prince Piotr Galitzine
Winell and Doug Herron
Ann and Tod Holmes
Brigitte and Bashar Kalai
Catherine Daniel Kaldis
Eileen and Kase Lawal
Amy and Rob Pierce
Farida and Nasruddin Rupani
Mona and Andrew Sarofim
Susan and Fayez Sarofim
Alicia and Lance Smith
Rini and Edward Ziegler

COMMITTEE


SUPPORTERS

Lead benefactor

Hallie Vanderhider

champions

Susan and Dan Boggio
Loyd Charitable Foundation | Madison Charitable Foundation
Margaret Alkek Williams,
Randa and Charles Williams

protectors

Cheryl and Sam Byington | Mary Ann and David McKeithan | Beth Wolff
Rania and Jamal Daniel
Brigitte and Bashar Kalai | Alicia and Lance Smith
Sippi and Ajay Khurana
Ray C. Fish Foundation
Susan and Fayez Sarofim
Sue and Lester Smith

Heroes

Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy
Eileen and Kase Lawal
Farida and Nasruddin Rupani

advocates

Alex Blair
Molly and Jim Crownover
Rosanette and Harry Cullen
Mary Kay and Paulie Gaido
H-E-B
Ann and Tod Holmes
PBK
Amy and Rob Pierce
Mona and Andrew Sarofim
Texas Children’s Hospital
The Board of Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
TMK IPSCO

BENEFACTORS

Jenna Klein


 

as of April 11 , 2019