2019 Awty Gala - Love Never Dies

What an amazing night March 9 was for Awty's 2019 Gala, Love Never Dies! We had a record breaking event from the number of guests in attendance to the number of dollars raised; this was indeed a night to remember! Our guests were greeted at The Post Oak Hotel by the sounds of a mariachi band, dined on a three-course meal while listening to the talented duo of Charlie + Lois, and celebrated and generously supported our wonderful school during the live auction.

A very special thank you to Vanessa Sanchez and Fay Zakhem for chairing this year's extravaganza. The gala chairs and their dedicated committee members worked very hard this year to give us an Awty experience that we won't soon forget. We are incredibly happy to report that thanks to everyone's efforts, we raised $674,981 for Awty!

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors and Underwriters

Love Never Dies


La Catrina

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
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

Couple Sponsorships

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



Event Production

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

The Mel Reyna Group

Dance Floor
Mr. Sebastiano Andina and Mrs. Federica Simon

Mr. Monsour Taghdisi and Mr. Henry Richardson

Mr. Vincent Y. Chen and Mr. Francesc Ribas

Photo Booth
IBC Bank


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