Events

The Parish School's Under the Big Top Gala

Friday, January 25, 2019
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

The Ballroom at Bayou Place - 500 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002

2019-01-25 18:30:00 2019-01-25 23:59:00 America/Chicago The Parish School's Under the Big Top Gala

Join us for The Parish School's biggest and most spectacular fundraiser of the year - the Under the Big Top Gala! 

The Ballroom at Bayou Place - 500 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002 The Parish School info@parishschool.org
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Gala Chairs

Kate & Doug Bacon
Bailey & Simon Haidamous

Gala Committee

Adonia & Kevin Cokinos  Rachel & Adam Dunn  Jennifer & Luke Johnson  Ann Marie & Chris Kolkhorst  Susan & Brian McConn  Michelle & John Renfro  Susan & Mike Ross  Suzanne & Geoffrey Streit  Emma & James Tramuto  Ofelia & Vuk Vujasinovic

Under the Big Top Gala

 Friday, January 25, 2019
6:30 p.m. - midnight
The Ballroom at Bayou Place - 500 Texas, 77002

Cocktail Attire

Step right up for the greatest, most spectacular fundraiser of the year: The Parish School’s Under the Big Top Gala! Join us as an underwriter for this exciting occasion benefiting the students of The Parish School.

During this fun-filled night out, guests may peruse our silent auction, socialize and enjoy cocktails before a seated dinner and program. With exciting circus entertainment, including a magician, aerial artist, unicyclist and more, this will be a party like none other!

This year’s event honors long-time Parish staff member and retiring Head of School, Nancy Bewley. Join us in showing appreciation to Nancy, who has spent the past 20 years devoted to advancing the mission of The Parish School. Among her many accomplishments as Head of School, she led two school reaccreditations, made significant upgrades to campus security and technology, and has immensely increased the visibility of the school.

Below are sponsorship opportunities for this event. Be sure to also check out year-long underwriter opportunities at www.parishschool.org/seeds, which includes great gala benefits too. The Parish School’s gala has sold out the past two years, so please act early to gain admission to the biggest attraction of the year benefitting this very special school. We’ll see you “Under the Big Top” in January!

Underwriting Levels

Deadline to be listed on event invitation: Monday, November 26, 2018
To become an underwriter, visit https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/tpsgala.

Big Top $25,000

  • VIP table for 12
  • 2 one-night stays in suite at downtown hotel night of event
  • Private table-side magic show
  • $50 Uber credit per couple at table night of event
  • Deluxe swag bag for table guests
  • Home delivery of auction items for all table guests
  • Name/logo recognition on balcony windows
  • Name highlighted from stage
  • Benefits of Tightrope Walker and Trapeze Artist

Ring Master $15,000

  • Exclusive table for 10
  • 1 one-night stay at downtown hotel night of event
  • $50 Uber credit per couple at table night of event
  • Swag bag for table guests
  • Home delivery of auction items for all table guests
  • Name highlighted from stage
  • Benefits of Tightrope Walker and Trapeze Artist

Tightrope Walker

  • Premier table for 10
  • 1 one-night stay at downtown hotel night of event
  • One personal waitstaff for your table
  • Upgraded premium wine and full open bar during dinner
  • Event t-shirts for table guests
  • Benefits of Trapeze Artist

Trapeze Artist

  • Table for 10
  • Sweet treats for table guests
  • Recognition in gala emails
  • Name displayed at event and on website
  • Name printed on invitation, program and event t-shirts

Fire Breather

  • Table for 10
  • Name displayed at event and on website
  • Name printed on invitation, program and event t-shirts

Juggler

  • Reserved seating for 4
  • Name printed on invitation and program

Sword Swallower $600

  • Reserved seating for 2
  • Name printed on invitation and program

Become an Underwriter

Thank you to our generous sponsors and underwriters!

Party People
Kick-Off Party: Doug and Kate Bacon

Event Elements
Printing and Mailing: Speedy Printing - Katy Freeway

Circus Entertainment
Matthew Steinmetz
Cirque du Supporter
Andrea and Michael Soper
G.J. Braun Corporation

Big Top
Kirkland and Ellis LLP

Tightrope Walker
Kate and Doug Bacon
Ellwood Foundation

Trapeze Artist
Rachel and Adam Dunn

Fire Breather

Cathy Bacon
Nancy and Tom Bewley
Suzanne and Timothy Brown
Adonia and Kevin Cokinos
Friends of the Haidamous Family
The Garth and Noecker Families
Laurie and Alfredo Gutierrez
Jennifer and Luke Johnson
Eleonora and Bryan Leibman
Mary Potishman Lard Trust
Tish and David Peden
Primary Elementary Parents - 1
Primary Elementary Parents - 2
Ashleigh and JR Rickertsen
Mallory and James Shaddix
Jaspreet and Harvinderpal Singh
Emma and James Tramuto
Jo Ann and Jim Tramuto
Stephanie von Stein Keeton
Ofelia and Vuk Vujasinovic
Janice and Mike Willett


Illusionist

Bailey and Simon Haidamous
Sherry Menger
Susan and Michael Ross
Suzanne and Geoffrey Streit
Shelly and Bob Thomas

 

View our year-round Seeds for Growth sponsors

www.parishschool.org/seeds

  

2018 Gala Photos

Event chairs, Chris and Anne Marie Kolkhorst, Keith Mosing, and Adonia and Kevin Cokinos
Stilt Walkers
Auction item
raffle Correa jersey
wine donation
Art and Betty Howe and Gretchen Howe
Ashleigh and JR Rickertsen
Laurie Gutierrez
Steven-Shelly-and-Jason-Gordon
Gala guests
Gala program
Morgan Weber
Gala cake
Gala Chair, Kevin Cokinos presents
Emcee Roula Christie
Children singing
Paddles up
Texas Unlimited Band
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