UNICEF USA is proud to present the fifth anniversary of the UNICEF Gala Houston on Friday, May 4, 2018 to celebrate the outstanding humanitarian leaders who make UNICEF's 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 on domestic and global issues that need our help such as UNICEF's Emergency Responses, Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts, Education in a Crisis and Human Trafficking. 

The evening would not be possible without the support of the Albert and Margaret Alkek Williams 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. This year, we are proud to honor Susan and Fayez Sarofim with this prestigious award for their on-going philanthropic efforts.  

The evening will also honor some of Houston's true hero's for their extensive efforts to support the Houston community and beyond. We are proud to honor Linda and Jim "Mack" McIngvale with the Global Community Hero Award for their support to children and families. 

As on of UNICEF's largest fundraisers, the high profile black-tie evening has thus raised $3.7 million for UNICEF's program worldwide. 


HONORING

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SUSAN AND FAYEZ SAROFIM
Margaret Alkek Williams Humanitarian Award Recipients

LINDA AND JIM "MACK" McINGVALE
Global Community Hero Award Recipients

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DEBORAH DUNCAN
Emcee

PROFESSOR D
Headline Performer

MARGARET ALKEK WILLIAMS
Award Namesake


Leadership

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BOARD CHAIR

Susan Boggio

Honorary Chairs

Rosanette and Harry Cullen
Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy
Penny and Paul B. Loyd, Jr.
Margaret Alkek Williams
Randa and Charles Williams

Gala Chairs

Brigitte and Bashar Kalai
Sippi and Ajay Khurana
Leticia and Stephen Trauber
Ileana and Michael Trevino

NextGen ChairS

Anika Jackson
Catherine Clarke Murphy
Christina Stith 

as of March 30, 2018


COMMITTEE

 

GALA COMMITTEE

Farida Abjani
Tony Bradfield and Kevin Black
Pierce Bush
Molly and Jim Crownover
Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine and
Prince Piotr Galitzine
Karin and Sean Hepburn-Ferrer
Ann and Tod Holmes
Catherine Daniel Kaldis
Eileen and Kase Lawal
Beth Madison
Trini Mendenhall
Sneha and Nick Merchant
Anne Neeson
Amy and Rob Pierce
Rachel V. Rose
Tatiana and Guillermo Sierra
Alicia and Lance Smith
 

 

 

NEXTGEN COMMITTEE

Kristen McQuillin
Malaika Mukoro
Lori Pinder
 

 

 

 

as of March 11, 2018


SUPPORTERS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Tenenbaum Jewelers

 

 

CHAMPIONS

Susan and Dan Boggio
Brigitte and Bashar Kalai
Sippi and Ajay Khurana
Susan and Fayez Sarofim
Margaret Alkek Williams, Randa and Charles Williams


HEROES

Farida Abjani / Amy and Rob Pierce
Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy
 

Benefactors

Memorial Hermann

SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR

Northside Lexus/Westside Lexus and The Friedkin Group

 

PROTECTORS

Rosanette and Harry Cullen
Rania and Jamal Daniel
The Lester and Sue Smith Foundation
Loyd Charitable Foundation
Madison Charitable Foundation
Ray C. Fish Foundation
Leticia and Stephen Trauber

ADVOCATES

Molly and Jim Crownover
Mary Kay and Paulie Gaido
Ann and Tod Holmes
Eileen and Kase Lawal
Sneha and Nick Merchant
Rachel V. Rose - Attorney at Law, PLLC
Tatiana and Guillermo Sierra, Macquarie
Alicia and Lance Smith
TMK IPSCO
Ileana and Michael Trevino and Family

NEXTGEN Member table supporter

Anika Jackson
Endeavor Energy

as of March 11, 2018