Happenings

Cowboy Chic Guests Raise $300K for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The annual gala honored the Rodeo on September 6.

09/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Gone but not forgotten

Relive a Night at the Balinese Room with the Houston Symphony

The annual HSO ball raised $1.33 million in an event themed after the famous Galveston club.

05/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Charity

Gala Honors Harvey Heroes and Raises $500,000 for Interfaith Ministries

Elected officials and extraordinary citizens were recognized for their work during the disaster.

05/16/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Philanthropy

UNICEF Draws a Crowd for Annual Gala

Mayor Turner, Emma Kathleen Hepburn Ferrer, Buzz Aldrin, and more were all on hand to support the program's global work and honor Susan and Fayez Sarofim and Jim and Linda McIngvale.

05/11/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Legends

Rotary Club of Houston Honors Donna and Tony Vallone

The Houston restaurateurs received this year's Distinguished Citizen Award at an April 28 gala.

05/07/2018 By Julia Davila

Have a ball

Picasso-Themed Alley Theatre Ball Takes Over the Post Oak Hotel

The record-breaking evening honored longtime patron Lynn Wyatt.

05/03/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Through the Looking Glass

Wonderland-Themed Gala Raises $1.8M for Diabetes Research

At the annual JDRF Promise Ball, a party to fund a cure.

05/02/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Have a Ball

ICYMI: Houston Ballet Ball Serves Swan Lake Glamour

Despite being displaced after Harvey, the Ballet saw its largest, most successful ball yet last month.

03/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Literary Lovelies

Inprint Celebrates the Written Word in Style

This year's Poets & Writers Ball raised more than $400,000 for Inprint's programming.

02/08/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Galas

The Beat Goes On at the AHA Heart Ball

Early reports show the charity ball raised nearly $3 million.

02/07/2018 By Abby Ledoux

An Evening in Paris

The Junior League of Houston Enchants with Une Belle Nuit

The 70th annual charity ball brings French elegance and $800,000 for League programming.

02/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Nikky LaWell

Ice, Ice Baby

Fresh Arts Shines Bright Like a Diamond, Raises $200,000

This year's Crystal Ball Gala raised more money than any in Fresh Arts' 15-year history.

02/06/2018 By Abby Ledoux Photography by Morris Malakoff

save the groundhog

Main Street Theater Saves the Groundhogs (And Raises Lots of Money)

"The Big Do!" raised six figures for MST's Childrens' Outreach Program and hosted our theater writer's stage debut.

02/05/2018 By Doni Wilson

Literary Lovelies

2017 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball

Reading, writing and glamour were the orders of the day at the benefit for the group that supports literary endeavors.

02/23/2017 By Alice Levitt

Slideshows

Wrapped in Red Gala: 100 Years of the Red Cross

The Texas Gulf Coast chapter of the American Red Cross celebrates a century of good works in high style.

02/09/2016 By Alice Levitt

Slideshows

2015 Guardians of the Human Spirit at HMH

Longtime supporters of Holocaust Museum Houston were honored as 2015 Guardians of the Human Spirit.

11/05/2015 Photography by Gary Fountain and Wilson Parish

Slideshow

Hearts of Gold Gala: Honoring Margaret Alkek Williams

The Health Museum raises a record amount while honoring social titan Margaret Alkek Williams.

09/30/2015 By Nick Esquer Photography by Kim Coffman

Formal Wear

Sartorial Saviors: Couture House Rentals

File this one away for your next gala-season meltdown.

02/27/2014 By Sarah Gabbart