2016 Awty Gala - C'est Paris

Gala Chairs Mariella de Jong, Genoveva Jeanneret, Florance Shaw, and Miri Wilkins hosted Awty families and corporate sponsors at the 2016 Awty Gala, C'est Paris, on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Hilton Americas. Nearly 600 people came to enjoy the wonder of the “City of Lights” as Awty saluted a very influential culture at the school and reaffirmed our dedication to French education in Houston.


poster of the 2016 awty gala

Thank You to our 2016 Sponsors and Underwriters


La Tour Eiffel

  • Chevron

Musee du Louvre

  • Aramco Services Company
  • Total


  • Schlumberger

Notre-Dame de Paris

  • Air Liquide
  • Engie

Place Vendome

  • Baker Hughes, Inc.
  • Cheniere Energy
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brent de Jong, Mr. and Mrs. Philippe Jeanneret, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Shaw, and Ms. Miri S.Wilkins
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hendry, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meacham, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Pierce

Opera Garnier

  • Mr. and Mrs. David Haug and Mr. and Mrs. Raj Rangwani
  • J. P. Morgan
  • Mr. Fawad Khan and Mrs. Abeer Alattar
  • Mr. and Mrs. Dominique Laborde
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • Mrs. Allison Lorenzo
  • Nomad Two Worlds Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Andrey Omeltchenko
  • Consulate General of the State of Qatar
  • Ramji & Associates, PC
  • Mr. and Mrs. Antonio R. Sanchez III and Mr. Stephen B. Summers and Mr. Glen Gonzalez
  • Susan and Fayez Sarofim
  • Shepley Bulfinch
  • Tellepsen
  • Mr. and Mrs. David A. Tonnel
  • Triad Retail Construction, Inc.


  • Bracewell - Special Entertainment
  • Compass Group - Tickets for Senior Administration
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brent de Jong - Champagne
  • ExxonMobil - Decor
  • Ms. Christine Kirchner - Underwriter's Reception
  • Mission Laïque Française - Red Wine and Favors
  • Marimon Business Systems - Valet Parking
  • Marsh & McLennan - Photography
  • Parker School Uniforms - Auction Software
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Pierce - White Wine
  • Sage Dining Services, Inc. - DJ / Music
  • Technip - Paris Skyline
  • Mr. and Mme Amro Teirelbar - Reception Music
  • UBS Financial Services - Favors
  • Dr. Libbyette Wright and Ms. Wendy Donald-Wright - Lighting


  • Dr. Kamran Ahrar and Dr. Judy Ahrar
  • Mr. Sebastiano Andina and Mrs. Federica Simon
  • Dr. Kenneth Berliner
  • Dr. Justin Brock and Dr. Renee Brock
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cofer
  • Connie Coulomb and Mauro Gimenez
  • Mr. and Mrs. Armi Easterby
  • Dr. and Mrs. Tarek Fahl
  • Mr. and Mrs. Eric Gadin
  • Mr. Jake Gopinath and Mrs. Pauline Huen
  • Mr. Patrick Hajati Garcia and Mrs. Tiffany Garraton
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heintz
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kanewske
  • Ms. Christine Kirchner and Mr. Kenneth M. Stanley
  • Dr. Vinodh Kumar and Dr. Nashat Latib
  • Dr. and Mrs. Alexander J. Lazar
  • Mr. Andrew MacLean and Dr. Heidi Muller
  • Dr. and Mrs. James Martinez
  • Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Matthews
  • Dr. and Mrs. Osama Mawlawi
  • Monty & Ramirez LLP
  • Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Reid
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Rice
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jay Shenaq
  • Mr. and Mrs. Amro Teirelbar
  • Mr. Effrain Torres and Mrs. Natalia Grajales
  • US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Vilas

Additional Underwriting Provided By:

  • The French Farm
  • International Picture Frames
  • Lily Rain Jewelry
  • Maisons Marques & Domaines
  • Pisco Portón
  • The Reyna Group
  • Stage Directions
  • Willis of Texas, Inc.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gabriel R. Wilson