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.


2020 Champions for Children Gala

Hollywood Nights
A Night of Glamour
Saturday, February 8, 2020

River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
7 PM – Midnight

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

Valet Parking Provided
Attire: Old Hollywood Glamour or Cocktail Attire

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Lights, Camera, Action!


Honoring the 2020
Gabriel Lester Hero Award Recipients

Desiree & Tony Urrutia

and Honoring the 2020
George T. Buenik Law Enforcement Excellence Award Recipient

Lt. John McGalin, Houston Police Department

Hosted by Gala Chair
April McGee

2020 Gala Auction Chair
Ashley Rice

2020 Wine Chair
Lynn Sessions

With thanks to our 2020 Gala Committee
Nadine Boutros, Silvia Escontrias, Wendy Frailey, Lindsay Mann,
Brandi Maxwell, Kelly Opre, Sarah Stuhldreher, and Tiffany Wong


Host Committee

Geoffrey Banez
Katie and Mike Beirne
Kristen Cannon
Shannon and Matthew Cochrane
Pilar Colvin
Katie and John Daily
Silvia and Manuel Escontrias
Teri and John Gordon
Sarah and Ash Inayatali
Jenna Jackson and Brendan Gilbert
Alex and Dustin McCoy
Julie McCrory
Flo McGee
Lindy and Tom McGee
Julie and Devin Priddy
Jess Rogers
Wendy Rutledge and Dave Smith
Wade Upton


Thank You 2020 Underwriters

Hollywood Boulevard

Rodeo Drive
Glenda and Dewey Jones
April and Wells McGee
Mary and Allen Shindler

Mulholland Drive

Beth Alberts and Mark Sendt
Cisco Systems
Margaret and Darryl Drenon
Wendy and Michael Frailey
Ashley and Jeremy Freeman,
Elicia and Ryan Hunter,
& Lindsay Kirkendall
Debbie and John McGalin
Flo McGee
Kelly Opre and Robin Pilcher
Doreen Wise and Frank Crapitto

Sunset Boulevard
Cortney Cole-Hall, MBA

Photographer Sponsors
Sarah and Ash Inayatali
Cocktail Hour Sponsors
Wendy Rutledge and Dave Smith


Thank You 2020 Underwriter Bash Sponsors



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