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

2019 Awty Gala - Love Never Dies

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. On March 9, 2019, 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!

JOIN US!

Please stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come.

 

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 $20,000 Special Entertainment $3,000
Event Production $15,000 Table Host Gifts $3,000
Online Auction $5,000 Favors $2,500
White Wine $4,000 Photographer $2,500
Red Wine $4,000 Video Production $2,500
DJ $4,000 Auction Ringmen $2,000
VIP Party $4,000 Reception Music $2,000
Auctioneer $3,500 Dance Floor $2,000
Valet $3,500    

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?

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 c
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. 

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.