Champions for Children annually gathers Houston professionals and socialites for an evening of fun, food, festivities, and fundraising all for a great cause.  Read below for our most recent event information.


2019 Champions for Children Gala

Spanish Serenade
Romance in España
Saturday, February 9, 2019


The Parador
2021 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004
7 PM – Midnight

Cocktails: 7:00 PM
Seated Dinner: 8:00 PM

Valet Parking Provided
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Romance Awaits!


Honoring the 2019
Gabriel Lester Hero Award Recipients

Wendy and Michael Frailey

and Honoring the 2019
George T. Buenik Law Enforcement Excellence Award Recipient

Sgt. Harry Hunt, Pearland Police Department

Hosted by Gala Co-Chairs
Kelly Opre Jones and Sheila Ybarra

2019 Gala Auction Committee Chair
Desiree Urrutia

2019 Community Investment Chair
Silvia Escontrias

With thanks to our 2019 Gala Committee
Nadine Boutros, Vicsandra Jones, Brandi Maxwell, April McGee,
Lindsay Stout, Suzy Thompson, and Tiffany Wong


Thank You to Our Underwriters!

Christine & Ty Hoffer


Samuel R. Arnold


Nadine & Stephen Boutros,
Missy & Jaren Glass,
Brandi Maxwell, and
Amber & Romy Solanji

Jackson & Company

Mary & Allen Shindler

Desiree & Antonio Urrutia


Beth Alberts and Mark Sendt

Amanda & Drew Bonner and
Elicia & Ryan Hunter

Margaret & Darryl Drenon

EOG Resources, Inc.

Johanna Terry Events

Kelly Opre Jones &
Robin Pilcher

Latham & Watkins LLP

April & Wells McGee


Laura & Tommy Wilson

Doreen Wise & Frank Crapitto

Sheila & Moses Ybarra

Photo Booth Sponsor



With Thanks to Our In-Kind Donors to the Gala Auction and Raffle

Abejas Boutique
Absolute Charm B&B Reservation Service + Absolute Charm Wine Tours, Tammy Pack +
Savannah Sikes
Alice and Olivia by Stacey Bendet
Bistro Menil
Sean Boutros, MD,
My Houston Surgeons
Boynton Plastic Surgery
BPL Training
Branché Boutique
Michelle and David Cross
Dean McCurry Auction Services
Del Mar Bowling
Michael DeMarse
Margaret and Darryl Drenon
Duke’s Premium Meats
William Fingleman
Grant Foto
The Heights Theater
Hermann Park Golf Course
The Hilton Americas
Christine and Ty Hoffer
Houston Galaxy Fireworks
Houston Rockets
H-Town Food Group
Jackson & Company
Janelle Alexis Salon
Jentry Kelley Cosmetics
Fay and Paul Lewis
Live Well Family Chiropractic
David Maggard
Makeup Junkie Bags
Miss Academy
Nadine Boutros Designs
Nice Winery
Ninfa’s – Missouri City
Pomp and Circumstance Boutique
Raisin’ L Ranch
Britny Robinson
The Rustic – Houston
Sakowitz Furs
SR3 Media
Sunny Sky Products
TCM Golf Committee
Total Wine & More
Sam Trail
Urban Rocks
Lisa and Gus Vazquez
Well Done Cooking Classes
Whip It Good Cookies
Sheila Ybarra


With Thanks to Our Wine Pull Donors

Beth Alberts and Mark Sendt
Amanda and Drew Bonner
Brad Bouillion
Taylor Dolim
Silvia and Manuel Escontrias
Wendy and Michael Frailey
Sarah and Ash Inayatali
Kelly Opre Jones and Robin Pilcher
Melissa and Brad Juneau
Nicole and Evan H. Katz
Blair and Bryan Loocke
Alex and Dustin McCoy
April and Wells McGee
Flo McGee
Maya and Matt Pomroy
Wendy and Dave Smith
Amber and Romy Solanji
Lindsay and Trent Stout
Wade Upton
Laura and Tommy Wilson
Sheila and Moses Ybarra


Host Committee

Silvia and Manuel Escontrias
Missy and Jaren Glass
Christine and Ty Hoffer
Jenna Jackson and Brendan Gilbert
Julie Kriegel
Alex and Dustin McCoy
Maya and Matt Pomroy
Britny and Kirk Robinson
Jess Rogers
Suzanne and Will Russell
Amber and Romy Solanji
Lisa and Gus Vazquez
Whitney Whitmire Jenkins
Karen Wong


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