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Houston Gala

 

 

WHEN

Saturday, September 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. VIP Reception
6:30 p.m. General Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program

 

WHERE

The Revaire
7122 Old Katy Rd
Houston, Texas

CHAIRED BY

Monica Karuturi & Kumaran Sathyamoorthy

Please join the Tahirih Justice Center for our 8th Annual Houston Gala! This year, we are proud to celebrate storytellers: resilient survivors of violence who, against all odds, continue the fight for justice and safety by ensuring that their voices are heard. Their stories inspire our sisters, protect our children, and heal our communities – and in the process, encourage us all to continue breaking down the barriers so that we may create a world where all women enjoy equality.

In our tenth year, Tahirih Houston is honored to work alongside these powerful storytellers and a community committed to uplifting their voices.

Check back for event updates and ticket sales. In the meantime, please see below for more details, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket prices. For more information or to sponsor the event, please contact Christine Spencer at christine@tahirih.org.

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 Tickets
$300
Access to General Admission Gala Reception
Seated Dinner & Program

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

 

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

To purchase a sponsorship or request additional information, please contact Christine Spencer at christine@tahirih.org.

Underwriter
$100,000 +
20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
Access to VIP Gala Reception for 20
Name & link recognition on gala webpage* & social media
Name & photo/logo on digital presentation
Name recognition on event signage*
Full page printed program recognition*

Hero
$50,000 +
20 Premier Seats (2 tables of 10)
Access to VIP Gala Reception for 10
Name & link recognition on gala webpage* & social media
Name & photo/logo on digital presentation*
Name recognition on event signage*
1/2 page printed program recognition*

Champion
$25,000 +
16 Premier Seats (2 tables of 8)
Access to VIP Gala Reception for 8
Name & link recognition on gala webpage
Name & photo/logo on digital presentation*
Name recognition on event signage & printed program*

 Protector
$15,000 +
12 Premier Seats (1 table of 12)
Access to VIP Gala Reception for 6
Name & link recognition on gala webpage*
Name recognition on event signage, digital presentation & printed program* 

Defender
$10,000 +
10 Premier Seats (1 table of 10)
Access to VIP Gala Reception for 4
Name & link recognition on gala webpage*
Name recognition on event signage, digital presentation & printed program* 

Advocate
$5,000 +
8 Premier Seats (partial table)
Access to VIP Gala Reception for 2
Name & link recognition on gala webpage*
Name recognition on event signage, digital presentation & printed program*

Friend
$2,500 +
4 Premier Seats (partial table)
Access to VIP Gala Reception for 2
Name & link recognition on gala webpage*
Name recognition on event signage, digital presentation & printed program*

*Sponsorship must be confirmed by the following deadlines for inclusion in gala materials:
Printed invitation: Friday, June 21
Printed program & event signage: Monday, September 2
Gala webpage & digital event materials: Wednesday, September 18

REMARKS BY
Layli Miller-Muro

CEO & Founder, Tahirih Justice Center

Layli Miller-Muro is the Founder and Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Center. She established Tahirih in 1997 following her involvement in a high-profile case that set national precedent and revolutionized asylum law in the United States. Fauziya Kassindja, a 17-year-old girl who had fled Togo in fear of a forced polygamous marriage and female genital mutilation, was granted asylum in 1996 by the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals. This decision opened the door to gender-based persecution as grounds for asylum. Using her portion of the proceeds from a book she and Ms. Kassindja co-authored about the case, “Do They Hear You When You Cry?,” Layli established Tahirih.

Since 2001, Layli has led Tahirih in its service to more than 27,000 women and children, growing the non-profit from a staff of six to over 100, located in offices in Atlanta GA, Baltimore MD, Greater Washington DC, Houston TX, and the San Francisco Bay Area CA.

Prior to joining Tahirih as Executive Director, Layli was an attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Porter, where she practiced international litigation and maintained a substantial pro bono practice. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Layli was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals.

Layli is a frequent lecturer and has appeared in numerous news outlets including CNN, Fox News, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She lives in the Greater Washington, D.C. area with her husband, three children, and dog, Anis.

THE REVAIRE
The Revaire
7122 Old Katy Rd
Houston, Texas