Houston’s Premier PK3 – 12th Grade International Day School

Awty Gala

2018 Awty Gala Co-chairs Pauline Huen, Glenna Sharafeldin, and Tara Tracy invite you to join members of the vibrant Awty community as we Sea the World at the 2018 Awty Gala. Prepare to be delighted by the sights and sounds of the magical ocean and celebrate the wonderful global community that is The Awty International School.

The Ballroom at Bayou Place will be transformed into our very own underwater paradise, as we raise money in support of the wonderful school that we love. Join us!

DATE:
Saturday, March 3, 2018

TIME:
6:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

LOCATION:
The Ballroom at Bayou Place
500 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002

Make a Gift Today! Purchase Tickets

Underwriters & Sponsorships Opportunities

UNDERWRITING LEVELS

Decor$20,000Favors $2,500
Event Production$15,000Photographer $2,500
Online Auction$5,000Valet Service $2,500
White Wine$4,000Video Production $2,500
Red Wine$4,000Auction Ringmen$2,000
VIP Party$4,000Reception Music$2,000
Auctioneer$3,000Special Characters$1,500
Table Host Gifts$3,000Master of Ceremonies$1,000
DJ/Music$2,500Dance Floor$1,000

TABLE SPONSORS (TABLES OF 10)

“Coral Sea” $50,000

  • Includes a premiere table for ten,
  • invitation to the 2018 Gala VIP Party,
  • table guest gifts,
  • name and/or logo prominently displayed at grand entrance,
  • two-page full-color spread in gala program,
  • single PowerPoint slide during the chairs welcome and a rotating PowerPoint slide in the gala dinner slide show, and
  • recognition in the invitation, program, in all pre-event press releases, on thank you display, and on our website for one year.

“Arabian Sea” $25,000

  • Includes a preferred table for ten,
  • invitation to the 2018 Gala VIP Party,
  • a table host gift,
  • name and/or logo prominently displayed at grand entrance,
  • full-page color advertisement in gala program,
  • single PowerPoint slide during the chairs welcome, and
  • recognition in the invitation, program, in all pre-event press releases, on thank you display, and on our website for one year.

“Mediterranean Sea” $20,000

  • Includes a preferred table for ten,
  • invitation to the 2018 Gala VIP Party,
  • a table host gift,
  • name and/or logo prominently displayed at grand entrance,
  • full-page color advertisement in gala program, and
  • recognition in the invitation, program, in all pre-event press releases, on thank you display, and on our website for one year.

“Caribbean Sea” $15,000

  • Includes an exclusive table for ten,
  • invitation to the 2018 Gala VIP Party,
  • a table host gift,
  • name and/or logo prominently displayed at grand entrance,
  • half-page color advertisement in gala program, and
  • recognition in the invitation, program, in all pre-event press releases, on thank you display, and on our website for one year.

“South China Sea” $10,000

  • Includes an exclusive table for ten,
  • invitation to the 2018 Gala VIP Party,
  • a table host gift,
  • half-page color advertisement in gala program, and
  • recognition in the invitation, program, in all pre-event press releases, on thank you display, and on our website for one year.

“Bering Sea” $5,000

  • Includes a table for ten,
  • invitation to the 2018 Gala VIP Party,
  • a table host gift,
  • a quarter-page color advertisement in gala program, and
  • recognition in the invitation, program, in all pre-event press releases, on thank you display, and on our website for one year.

2018 Gala Table Sponsors & Underwriters

TABLE SPONSORS

Coral Sea - $50,000
CHEVRON

Arabian Sea - $25,000
Aramco

Schlumberger

Total

Caribbean Sea - $15,000
Air Liquide

Tellurian Inc.

South China Sea - $10,000
Engie

Gautam V. Gopinath and Mrs. Pauline Huen, Mr. and Mrs. Khaled A. Sharafeldin,
and Mr. and Mrs. Eric Tracy

Bering Sea - $5,000
Mrs. Amanda B. Croft and Mr. Blair Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Mauricio del Valle,
Mr. Jeff Newhook and Dr. Milena Newhook, Mr. and Mrs. Bryon A. Rice, and
Mr. Peter E. Weidler and Mrs. Diana M. Galindo

Mr. Omar Ghandour and Mrs. Shoa K. Zuri, Dr. Zaid Amr and Ms. Dina Ghazzawi Amr,
Dr. Hani A. Said and Mrs. Dalia L. Moftah, and Dr. Amir Zegar and Dr. Ketam Hamdan

Mr. Kevin Howard

JE Dunn

Dr. Vinodh A. Kumar and Dr. Nashat Latib, Mr. and Mrs. Akbar Mohamed,
Mr. and Mrs. Antonio R. Sanchez III, Mr. Stephen B. Summers and Mr. Glen Gonzalez,
Mr. Monsour Taghdisi and Mr. Henry Richardson,
and Mr. and Mrs. Salim Zakhem

Mr. and Mme Dominique Laborde

Mr. and Mrs. Saahir M. Ramji

Susan and Fayez Sarofim

Mr. and Mrs. Mark C. Schroeder

Dr. Jay Shenaq and Mr. Amir Shenaq

TechnipFMC

Couples Sponsorships - $1,000
Dr. Omar B. Alvi and Dr. Fawzia Javed
Dr. Kenneth G. Berliner and Dr. Shauna Berliner
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Broughton
Mr. Luis F. Cabrera Vega and Mrs. Zenia B. Quintana Razo
Dr. Tarek Fahl and Mrs. Nadia Fahl
Mr. Justin T. Fojtik and Dr. Krystal R. Batchelor
Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Frontczak
Mr. Nicolae Horodinca and Dr. Sarah K. Nicholas
Prof. Guven E. Keles and Dr. Elvin Aydin Keles
Ms. Christine Kirchner and Mr. Kenneth Stanley
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Langlois
Monty & Ramirez, LLC
Dr. Christopher D. Morris and Dr. Suzie H. Chang
Ms. Renata Moura
Mr. and Mrs. Philip F. Patman
Mr. Cesaltino Pedro and Mrs. Eskedar B. Shawel
Mr. Eduardo Salomon and Mrs. Carolina Simon de Salomon
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Strachan


UNDERWRITERS

White Wine & Auctioneer - Mr. and Mrs. Eric Tracy
Online Auction - Mission Laïque Française
VIP Party - Ms. Christine Kirchner
Table Host Gifts - Mr. Cesaltino Pedro and Mrs. Eskedar B. Shawel
Valet Service - Mr. Dodd L. Hackman and Dr. Elena I. Hackman
Favors - The Reyna Group
Auction Ringmen - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Gatto
Master of Ceremonies & Dance Floor - Ramji Law Group
Reception Music - Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel R. Wilson
Special Characters - Mr. Sebastiano Andina and Mrs. Federica Simon
VIP Mermaid - Mr. Vincent Y. Chen and Mr. Francesc Ribas
Lead Dancers - PurePoint Financial

** Individual table gifts provided by CAPS & bold. **

Tuition Raffle

RAFFLE FOR UP TO $10,000 OFF TUITION!

Do you want to support the Awty Community, and win up to $10,000 toward tuition? Here's how!

For the first time as a part of the Awty Gala, we are offering one current Awty family the chance to win a credit for up to $10,000 toward tuition at Awty. Tickets are available exclusively online.

TICKETS:
One ticket for $100
Three tickets for $250

Tuition Raffle Tickets

RULES:

  1. You must be a member of a current Awty family to participate.
    1. You must be 18 years old or older to participate.
  2. All credited proceeds must be applied toward tuition at The Awty International School.
    1. Proceeds may be credited to the tuition account balance for either the current or upcoming academic year.
    2. Your school account must be in good standing before the prize money can be applied to any remaining or future balance.
  3. The proceeds from the raffle will be split evenly between The Awty International School and the potential winner up to the $10,000 tuition credit maximum.
  4. The maximum prize awarded to the winner will not exceed $10,000 in tuition credit.
  5. The Awty International School agrees to pay the IRS withholding tax of 33.33% of the raffle prize fair market value minus the cost of the ticket.

Co-Chairs of the 2018 Awty Gala, members of the Advancement Office staff, and members of the Admissions Office staff are not eligible to participate.

Raffle tickets are not tax deductible. Please check your email following the raffle purchase for your emailed ticket receipt.

The winning name will be drawn at the 2018 Awty Gala on March 3, 2018, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place. You do not need to be present to win. You do not need to bring your ticket receipt to the gala in order to win.

Your generous contribution will help us reach our goal of raising $575,000 for Awty. All money raised directly benefits our deserving students, faculty, and staff.

Purchase of this ticket indicates compliance with the raffle rules listed above.

Tuition Raffle Tickets

Online Auction

Don’t miss Sociables, Awty Adventures, Grade Level Baskets, and so much more on the online auction. The online auction will open at 10:00 a.m. on February 20, 2018, and you don’t want to miss the great deals and exciting items up for bid this year!

GRADE LEVEL BASKETS

Once again, Grade Level Baskets will be a part of the Gala’s online auction. Geared to grades PK3/MS - 5/CM2, the themed Grade Level Baskets are tailored to the primary grade level interests (both students and parents), and will be available exclusively online. The Amazon Wish Lists that are used to compile the baskets go live on December 11.

If you have any questions on Grade Level Baskets, please contact us at gradebaskets@gmail.com.

Sociables FAQs

Sociable - so·cia·ble - n - a fun event in which Awty families get together and enjoy a great night of fun, food, or entertainment. Hosted by Awty families with expertise in various foods, wines and/or a special interest; these events are not to be missed. Awty Sociables are highly prized and are in attendance. You can attend a sociable only if you sign up for them in the online auction or at the Awty Gala. Sociables do come with a warning - they are very addictive.

Okay, so now you know! These sociables are a great way to meet other Awty families that share similar interest in food, sports, wine, and cooking. You will be surprised at the caliber of cooks, chefs, wine enthusiasts, hosts and hostesses we have in our midst. We hope you will join in the fun and try to make it to some of our Sociables this year.

FAQ

How can I sign up for a sociable?
They will be available in the online auction, which will be open February 20-27, 2018. Those that have not sold out will be available at the Awty Gala, in the cocktail reception space before we go into the main ballroom for dinner.

Will I be able to sign up with friends?
All Awty families are eligible to attend sociable. You and friends are welcome to sign up for the same ones.

This will be our first time going to a sociable, which one is the best?
Go with your stomach ... oops, I mean your heart. Definitely choose a sociable based on what you love to eat and do. There are some sociables that are "brought back by popular demand." That should be a big hint as to their success and then there are others hosted by people you know are experts in the events they are hosting.

Questions? Contact Lauren Linn, Director of Special Events for more information.

Faculty / Staff Ticket Purchase Form

Is there a faculty or staff member at Awty who consistently goes the extra mile for you or your child? Looking for the perfect gift to say "Thank you?" See the list of faculty and staff who have signed up to receive tickets to the 2018 Awty Gala and treat a teacher today!

Teacher tickets are $250 per person / $500 per couple.

lauren linn, director of events

LAUREN LINN
Director of Special Events
713-328-5852

The Awty Gala is a yearly fundraising black tie event for parents, faculty and staff occurring each spring that is produced by a large committee of parents (the Gala Committee) in partnership with the Awty Advancement Office.