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

Awty Gala

The 2019 Awty Gala Co-Chairs Vanessa Sanchez and Fay Zakhem are delighted to invite you to join The Awty International School as we celebrate the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos at our 2019 Awty Gala, Love Never Dies. Over 500 guests will bid for exciting trips in our live auction, sign-up for exclusive dinners, and dance until the early morning hours, all with the goal of raising $525,000 for our school!

LOVE NEVER DIES
March 9, 2019
The Post Oak Hotel, 1600 West Loop South
6:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

JOIN US!

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT IS THE AWTY GALA?

The Awty Gala is an annual fundraising event specifically designed to allow parents and corporate sponsors another avenue to contribute financially to The Awty International School.

The 2019 Awty Gala is tasked with raising $525,000 for the school through underwriting, sponsorships, and tickets culminating in a spectacular night of dinner and dancing as we celebrate our vibrant community.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Join us for a fantastic event on March 9, 2019:

  • Table sponsorships start at $6,000 and includes dinner for ten people, plus the sponsors receive an invitation to the VIP Party prior to the gala.
  • Couples sponsorships are $1,200 and include preferred seating for two, and an invitation to the VIP Party prior to the gala.
  • Individual tickets are $300 per person, or $600 per couple.

Underwrite a portion of the event:
You can donate money to Awty through a straight donation and underwrite a portion of the 2019 Awty Gala.  Underwriting opportunities start at $2,000 and will be listed soon.

Donate an auction item:
Each year, we host an online auction and a live auction as part of our annual Awty Gala efforts.  Popular online auction items include restaurant gift cards, certificates for beauty services, kids birthday party items, popular summer toys, and anything related to travel.  Our online auction consists almost entirely of vacation homes and travel destinations donated by families and friends of Awty.  If you have an item or a property that you would like to donate, please contact Lauren Linn, Director of Special Events

Volunteer:
The 2019 Gala Committee has a number of outlets for involvement including helping us thank our donors through stewardship, asking for auction items, coordinating the online auction, or working with some of our sign-up parties: Sociables and Awty Adventures.

Table Sponsorship & Underwriting Opportunities

TABLE SPONSORSHIPS

$50,000 - Love Never Dies
Tax Deductible Value: $47,500

 

INCLUDES:
  • A premiere table for ten
  • An invitation to the Gala VIP Party
  • Table guest gifts
  • A premiere table host gift
RECOGNITION: 
  • In the invitation and program
  • On our website for one year
  • A two-page center, full-color spread in the gala program
  • A single PowerPoint slide during the chairs welcome on gala night
  • Inclusion in the rotating PowerPoint display on gala night

 

$25,000 - La Catrina - The Grand Dame
Tax Deductible Value: $22,500

 
INCLUDES:
  • A preferred table for ten
  • An invitation to the Gala VIP Party
  • A preferred table host gift
RECOGNITION: 
  • In the invitation and program
  • On our website for one year
  • A full-page color advertisement in the gala program
  • A single PowerPoint slide during the chairs welcome on gala night

 

$20,000 - Viva la Vida
Tax Deductible Value: $17,500

 
INCLUDES:
  • A preferred table for ten
  • An invitation to the Gala VIP Party
  • A preferred table host gift
RECOGNITION: 
  • In the invitation and program
  • On our website for one year
  • A full-page color advertisement in the gala program

 

$15,000 - Los Mariachis
Tax Deductible Value: $12,500

 
INCLUDES:
  • An exclusive table for ten
  • An invitation to the Gala VIP Party
  • An exclusive table host gift
RECOGNITION: 
  • In the invitation and program
  • On our website for one year
  • A half-page color advertisement in the gala program

 

$10,000 - A Celebration of Life
Tax Deductible Value: $7,500

 
INCLUDES:
  • An exclusive table for ten
  • An invitation to the Gala VIP Party
  • An exclusive table host gift
RECOGNITION: 
  • In the invitation and program
  • On our website for one year
  • A half-page color advertisement in the gala program

 

$6,000 - Carpe Diem
Tax Deductible Value: $4,500

 
INCLUDES:
  • A table for ten
  • An invitation to the Gala VIP Party
  • A table host gift
RECOGNITION: 
  • In the invitation and program
  • On our website for one year
  • A quarter-page color advertisement in the gala program

Underwriting Opportunities

Decor SOLD Special Entertainment SOLD
Event Production SOLD Table Host Gifts SOLD
Online Auction SOLD Favors SOLD
White Wine $4,000 Photographer SOLD
Red Wine SOLD Video Production $2,500
DJ Music SOLD Auction Ringmen SOLD
VIP Party $4,000 Reception Music SOLD
Auctioneer $3,500 Dance Floor SOLD
Valet SOLD    

2019 GALA TABLE SPONSORS, COUPLES SPONSORS, & UNDERWRITERS

TABLE SPONSORS

Love Never Dies
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP

CHEVRON

La Catrina
ARAMCO SERVICES
THE BOUCHER / CONTRERAS FAMILY
SCHLUMBERGER
TOTAL

Los Mariachis
Mr. and Mrs. Antonio R. Sanchez III and Mr. and Mrs. Salim Zakhem

Celebration of Life
Air Liquide
Mr. Charles R. Bunch and Ms. Lilia D. Khakimova
TechnipFMC
Williamsburg Enterprises

Carpe Diem

Mr. Khaled F. Alattar
and Ms. Alexandra Clear Alattar
Mr. Omar Azeez and Mrs. Reva Azeez
Mr. Omar Ghandour and Ms. Shoa Zuri
Mr. Glen Gonzalez and Mr. Stephen H. Summers and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Lile

Mr. and Mrs. Dominique Laborde
Mr. Amir Shenaq and Mrs. Sheila Shenaq
and Dr. and Mrs. Jay Shenaq
Transact Title, LLC
Mr. Ralf D. Van der Ven and Ms. Patricia Martinez

COUPLES SPONSORS

Mr. Sebastiano Andina and Mrs. Federica Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Nabil W. Arwadi
Dr. Shervin Assisi and Dr. Azadeh Motkallem
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Bailey
BBVA Compass
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Broughton
Mr. Joseph Chadraoui and Mrs. Randa Chadraoui
Mr. and Ms. Burton D. Cole
Dr. Tarek Fahl and Mrs. Nadia Fahl
Mr. Justin T. Fojtik and Dr. Krystal R. Batchelor
Dr. Etai Funk and Mrs. Laura Funk
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Mr. Gautam Gopinath and Mrs. Pauline Huen
Mr. Javier Gutierrez and Ms. Christelle Duparchy
Ms. Jessica Hill
Prof. Guven E. Keles and Dr. Elvin Aydin Keles
Mr. Fawad Khan and Mrs. Abeer Alattar
Ms. Christine Kirchner and Mr. Ken Stanley
Dr. and Ms. Alexander J. Lazar
Mr. and Mrs. Brian C. Lopez

Mr. Luc Messier and Dr. Julie Fette
Mr. Amir Molavi and Ms. Niloufar K. Molavi
Monty & Ramirez, LLC
Mr. Hernan Morales and
Ms. Christine H. Anderson
Dr. Christopher D. Morris and
Dr. Suzie H. Chang
Dr. and Mrs. Hesham Morsi
Mr. and Mrs. Constantin Nicolae
Mr. Daniel C. Ogbonna and
Dr. Martina C. Ogbonna
Mr. Douglas P. Overman
and Mrs. Veronica A. Overman
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher J. Riley
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Rodz
Dr. Hani Said and Mrs. Daliah Moftah
Ms. Christine Schoaps
Dr. Nabeel Shalan and Mrs. Amal Attiah
Southern Cadence Cuisine
Mr. and Ms. Mark J. Stubbe
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Tracy
Mr. Blair Woodward and Mrs. Amanda B. Croft
Mr. Luca Zanotti and Mrs. Stefania A. Lubner

UNDERWRITERS

Decor
GOLDMAN SACHS

Event Production
DON JULIO

DJ Music & Reception Music
Mr. Luca Zanotti and Mrs. Stefania A. Lubner

Red Wine
Mission Laïque Française

Online Auction
Mr. and Mrs. Akbar Mohamed

Special Entertainment & Auction Ringmen
Susan and Fayez Sarofim

Table Host Gifts
Ms. Christine Kirchner and Mr. Ken Stanley

Valet
The Mel Reyna Group

Dance Floor
Mr. Sebastiano Andina and Mrs. Federica Simon

Photographer
Mr. Monsour Taghdisi and Mr. Henry Richardson

Favors
Mr. Vincent Y. Chen and Mr. Francesc Ribas

Photo Booth
IBC Bank

 

*Additional Support Provided by:
Don Julio
Bandol Wines
Blooming Gallery
Papellerie
Sky High for Kids

WHAT IS AN AWTY ADVENTURE?

An Awty Adventure is an outing for our students with a beloved faculty or staff member similar to the adult sociables.  In past years, these popular outings have included an experience to iFly, a cooking class, a bowling outing, and many other fun adventures.  During our online auction, the Awty community is offered the opportunity to purchase a spot for their child(ren) at these enjoyable events.

WHAT IS A SOCIABLE?

A Sociable (frequently referred to as a sign-up party) is an event hosted by members of the Awty Community and are often brunches, lunches, or dinners.  During our online auction and at our gala, there are opportunities to purchase a seat at these delicious events. Click here for more details and frequently asked questions.

Love Never Dies Kickoff Event

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.