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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.

Tickets go on sale this summer, so check back soon! In the meantime, please consider sponsoring the event. For ticket and sponsorship pricing, see below or contact Christine Spencer at christine@tahirih.org.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Brené Brown, PhD
Researcher + Storyteller

 

REMARKS BY

Layli Miller-Muro
Tahirih CEO & Founder

GALA CO-CHAIRS

Melanie Gray
Jennifer Nelsen

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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 (limited availability)
$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 Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

She has spent the past fifteen years studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers – The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, and Rising Strong.

Her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 25 million views.

Brené is the Founder and CEO of both COURAGEworks – an online learning platform that offers classes for individuals and families on braver living and loving, and BRAVE LEADERS INC – a platform that brings her latest research on leadership development and culture change to teams, leaders, entrepreneurs, change makers, and culture shifters.

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

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
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

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

UNDERWRITER
Laura & John Arnold

PROTECTOR
Melanie Gray & Mark Wawro

DEFENDER
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Night Court
Gonzalez Olivieri LLC

ADVOCATE
CenterPoint Energy
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hickey Family Foundation
Carol & Alan Kelly
Masu & Badar Khan
Mayer Brown LLP
Oasis Petroleum Inc.
Reed Smith LLP
David & Morgan Shin

HOTEL ZAZA

Find out more at www.hotelzaza.com.