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

Purchase your tickets now!
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 and Ty Hoffer

Nadine and Stephen Boutros,
Missy and Jaren Glass, &
Brandi Maxwell

Jackson & Company

Mary and Allen Shindler

Desiree and Antonio Urrutia
& Moses and Sheila Ybarra


Beth Alberts and Mark Sendt

Amanda and Drew Bonner &
Elicia and Ryan Hunter

Margaret and Darryl Drenon

EOG Resources, Inc.

Kelly Opre Jones and Robin Pilcher

Alex and Dustin McCoy,
Britny and Kirk Robinson, &
Lisa and Gus Vazquez

April and Wells McGee


Laura and Tommy Wilson

Doreen Wise and Frank Crapitto

Photo Booth Sponsor


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


Want to get your business seen by Houston’s business professionals and support a good cause?

Contact us to learn more about our auction opportunities!


For additional information or questions, contact Melissa Turnquist
at 713.986.3542 or