Quarterly Awards Banquets

Once a quarter we host an Awards Banquet for our residential clients.  These events are a time for acknowledging and celebrating the immensely hard work and great progress of each woman.  Their families are invited to attend, and a former graduate is often present to share her own inspirational story.  Graduates are also invited to speak after they receive their diplomas.  This quarter’s banquet is generously sponsored by the West University Rotary Club.  

posted 9/25/17

Our 2017 reNew & reDo Fashion Show was a fabulous night!

On Thursday night, August 24, The Women’s Home hosted its annual reNew & reDo Fashion Show at the beautiful Ballroom at Bayou Place.  Nearly 300 guests shopped the glamorous pop-up boutique (by The Home’s own Cottage Shop, a boutique resale shop in the heart of Montrose) with bags, shoes, dresses, jackets and more by Gucci, Prada, Escada, and St. John, just to name a few.  Guests also enjoyed the delectable eats of Chef Ara Malekian, and VIP guests received swag bags with goodies from Tory Burch, Elizabeth Anthony, Adara Med Spa, and more.

Then the posh crowd took their seats for the highlight of the evening, the Fashion Show produced by Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Bonar, hosted by emcee Elaine Turner.  Fashion Icon Joyce Echols was  honored at the event.  Then the glamorous models – Kat Kearns, Mimi Irvin, Gregg Harrison, Victoria J. Hellyer, and more – took to the runway sporting fabulous looks that were all donated to The Women’s Home and were available for sale to guests after the show.  Dr. Karan Sra was named the Show’s Top Model for raising the most money for The Home and its programs.

The after-party featured more fabulous shopping, delicious desserts by Seasons 52, and the music of Bradley Davis Entertainment to keep the party going.

The event raised nearly $100,000 for The Home, a 60 year-old non-profit that provides housing and individually tailored support services to help prevent and end homelessness in the Houston area.

Event Co-Chairs Mimi Irvin, Gregg Harrison, and Kat Kearns

Leading Whole Lives: Young Professionals Education Panel

Tickets for the 2017 reNew & reDo Fashion Show

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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! The weather looks good for this evening and we are proceeding with the event as planned. Doors will open at 5:30 PM for our VIP ticket holders and 6:00 PM for General Admission. The Ballroom at Bayou Place is located at 500 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002. The entrance for valet parking is located on Smith Street between Texas and Capitol. We look forward to seeing you tonight!

Online ticketing for the event is now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door this evening.

2017 Triumph Sponsorships

Join The Women’s Home and our chairs 

Ericka Bagwell, Donae Chramosta,

and Lucinda Loya 

to help us celebrate our 2017 honorees who have made an impact at The Home and across Houston.

 

Lifetime Achievement Honorees – Lester & Sue Smith

Leadership Honoree – Karen Ostrum George

Program Excellence Honoree – Stuart Nelson – Spirituality Program

Community Support Honoree – St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

 

The Luncheon will feature two wonderful speakers who will share their Triumph stories with us.  

Successful Texas oilman, philanthropist and two-time national ballroom dance champion Lester Smith will share his personal story of beating the odds time and time again.  A native of Wharton, Texas, Lester is a two-time cancer survivor and double lung transplantee.  Drawing from a place of gratitude for the life-saving care he has received, The Lester & Sue Smith Foundation has provided over $150 million to support medical research, humanities, arts and education in Houston and across the United States.  His inspiring story of strength, resilience and courage can be found in the pages of his first book, ‘You Gotta Dance Like No One’s Watching” which will be gifted to all luncheon guests.

Liz Murray will share her fascinating, inspirational story of growing up with two drug addicted parents who she began supporting at age 10. Homeless at age 15, the death of her mother was the wake-up call that made her break free of her circumstances and pursue a different path for her life. While living on the streets of New York, she completed and graduated from high school in just two years. Overcoming horrible odds, she won a full scholarship and was accepted to Harvard University. Murray offers one of the most moving, elegant and uplifting tales you will ever hear.empowering them to return to society as productive and self-sufficient women. With your support, The Women’s Home can continue to serve women and their families as they work to rebuild their lives.

UNDERWRITING LEVELS AND BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

JUBILATION $35,000
• Two premier VIP tables for 10 guests (total 20 guests)
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event
• Complimentary valet parking for all guests

ELATION $20,000
• VIP table for 10 guests
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event
• Complimentary valet parking for all guests

COMPASSION $10,000
• Table for 10 guests each
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

VICTORY $5,000
• Table for 10 guests
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

HOPE $3,500
• Table for 10 guests
• Name displayed at Triumph Luncheon
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

HOST COMMITTEE TICKET $ 1,000
• One VIP seat at the Host Committee Table
• Recognition in all printed materials, on website and at the event

SINGLE TICKET $ 350
• One single seat

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For questions about sponsorships, or how you can support this event

please contact Julie Comiskey at (713) 328-1975 or jcomiskey@thewomenshome.org.

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