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Houston Gala

 

WHEN

6:00 p.m. VIP Reception
6:30 p.m. General Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner & Program

 

WHERE

Hotel ZaZa
5701 Main Street
Houston, Texas

Join the Tahirih Justice Center at our 6th Annual Houston Gala! This year marks a number of exciting milestones for Tahirih, including eight wonderful years in Houston and 20 successful years as a national organization, protecting more than 22,000 courageous women and girls from around the world.

For ticket and sponsorship pricing, see below or contact Christine Spencer at christine@tahirih.org.

BUY TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Rainn Wilson
Actor, Author & Comedian

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Brené Brown, PhD
Researcher + Storyteller

REMARKS BY

Layli Miller-Muro
Tahirih CEO & Founder

GALA CO-CHAIRS

Melanie Gray
Jennifer Nelsen

COURAGEOUS VOICE AWARD

Norma Gonzalez
Read her story.

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

PRO BONO AWARDS

Legislative Advocacy
Elizabeth Hadley & Aaron Gregg

Translation & Interpretation
Marco A. Huertes, Adriana Morales, & Rose Lynn Robinson

IN MEMORIAM

Sheila Tweed

TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP SALES

Be on the lookout for event updates and ticket sales! In the meantime, please find additional details below or contact Christine Spencer at Christine@tahirih.org.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

GENERAL ADMISSION: $300
Access to General Admission Gala Reception
Seated Dinner & Program

VIP: $500
Access to VIP Gala Reception
Premier Seating for Dinner & Program

 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

To purchase a sponsorship, fill out and submit the 2017 Tahirih Gala Early Sponsorship Packet. For questions, please contact Christine Spencer at christine@tahirih.org.

UNDERWRITER
$100,000 +

20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
Access to VIP Gala Reception
Recognized at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*
Name and Sponsorship Recognition on Gala webpage
Social Media Recognition (before/after)
Full Page Printed Program Recognition*

HERO
$50,000 +

20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
Access to VIP Gala Reception
Recognized at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*
Name and Sponsorship Recognition on Gala webpage
Logo Recognition at Event (on screen, signage)
1/2 Page Printed Program Recognition

CHAMPION
$25,000 +

12 Premier Seats (1 table of 12)
Access to VIP Gala Reception
Recognized at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*
Name and Sponsorship Recognition on Gala webpage
Logo Recognition at Event (on screen, signage)
1/4 Page Printed Program Recognition*

PROTECTOR
$15,000 +

12 Premier Seats (1 table of 12)
Access to VIP Gala Reception
Recognized at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*
Name and Sponsorship Recognition on Gala webpage
Logo Recognition at Event (on screen, signage)

DEFENDER
$10,000 +

10 Premier Seats (1 table of 10)
Access to VIP Gala Reception
Recognized at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*
Name and Sponsorship Recognition on Gala webpage

ADVOCATE
$5,000 +

8 Premier Seats
Limited Access to VIP Gala Reception
Recognized at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*
Name and Sponsorship Recognition on Gala webpage

FRIEND (wait list)
$2,500 +

4 Premier Seats
Limited Access to VIP Gala Reception
Recognized at Sponsorship Level in Gala Materials*
Name and Sponsorship Recognition on Gala webpage

*Must be confirmed by June 28th for inclusion in printed invitation, September 22nd for inclusion in printed program and event signage, October 10th for inclusion in on-screen presentation.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: BRENÉ BROWN


Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness: True Belonging and The Courage to Stand Alone (Fall 2017).

Brené’s TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 30 million views.

In addition to her research and writing, Brené is the founder of BRAVE LEADERS INC – an organization that brings empirically based courage building programs to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters.

Brené lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Steve, and their children Ellen and Charlie.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: RAINN WILSON

Rainn Wilson is best known for playing “Dwight” on NBC’s Emmy Winning, “The Office.” He co-founded SoulPancake, a media company that seeks to tackle “Life’s Big Questions.” He’s a board member of Mona Foundation and co-founded Lidè Foundation, an educational initiative in rural Haiti that empowers young, at risk women through the arts.

 

GALA HOST COMMITTEE

A huge thank you to our Host Committee members who help us make the annual gala a success.

CO-CHAIRS

Melanie Gray
Jennifer Nelsen

HOST COMMITTEE

Ken Anderson & Andreanne Vachon
Tahirih Baker
Mitch & Don Gibbons
Eleanor & Dan Gilbane
Andre & Lauren Granello
Celina & Doug Joachim
Lisa & Sanjay Kalavar
Monica Karuturi & Kumaran Sathyamoorthy
Jen & Shawn Kavoussi
Christine & Craig LaFollette
Jackie Macha & Brian Faulkner
David & Morgan Shin
Hannah Sibiski & Stuart Nance
Rishi Varma & Michelle Lopez
Enoch & Solana Varner
Natara Williams

SPONSORS
HOTEL ZAZA

Find out more at www.hotelzaza.com. Please call Hotel ZaZa’s reservations department by September 14, 2017 in order to secure your reservation at the group rate. You may call Hotel ZaZa’s reservations department at 1-888-880-3244 and request Tahirih Justice Center Room Block rate. After this date, Hotel ZaZa cannot guarantee availability or the group run of house rate at $199.