Empowering Communities. Changing Lives.

THE 53RD ANNUAL
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
DAY GALA

Oh! What A Night: A Celebration of Hope

honorees

Freeport LNG
Freeport LNG Gerald Hines Corporate Award

Chef Chris Williams Quentin Mease Community Service Award
Chef Chris Williams
Quentin Mease Community
Service Award

Attorney Christopher Hollins Heritage Award
Attorney Christopher Hollins
Heritage Award

Honororary Gala Chair

Jean Claude Tissot President Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages
Jean Claude Tissot
President
Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

Gala CoChairs

Mark Jacobs
Mark Jacobs

Shae Keefe Jacobs
Shae Keefe Jacobs

Vanessa T. Reed
Vanessa T. Reed

Entertainment

Ernest Walker Band
Ernest Walker Band

DJ “Chilly Bill Smith”
DJ “Chilly Bill Smith”

MC - Keith Garvin
MC - Keith Garvin

Gala Committee

Alan Bergeron
Donald Bowers
Myra Caldwell
Yvette Camel-Smith
Judith Craven
Thomas Debesse
Phillip Dyson
Tejuana Edmond
Keith Garvin
Calvin Guidry
Kirk Guilanshah
James Harris
Victoria Hart
Lavone Jones
Sherman Lewis
Odis Mack
Pamela McKay
Kaydian Murphy
Vanessa Reed
Terry Roberson
Judson W. Robiinson III
Morris Smith
Tra Talley
Laurie Vignaud
Daryl Wade
Ralph West
Marguerite Williams
Joseph Winston
Stephen Wright

Sponsors

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LEGACY PRESENTING
SPONSOR

Mo & Ric Campo
Camden Property Trust

EMPOWERMENT SPONSOR

BP America Inc.
Steve Kean
VISIONARY SPONSOR
H-E-B
COMCAST
Comerica Bank
Freeport LNG
JPMorgan Chase
Reliant NRG

ADVOCATE SPONSOR

Cadence Bank
Calvin & Debra Guidry
CCSWC
CenterPoint Energy
DFY YP
Dr. Judith Craven
HAUL GUILD
HAUL YP
Memorial Hermann
PNC Bank
Ruth J. Simmons
Tanglewood

SUSTAINING SPONSOR

BASF Corporation
Frost Bank
Hines
KPRC TV
Laurie Vignaud
Mark & Shae Jacobs
Terry & Marianna Roberson
The Lewis Group
Uptown Houston
Westrock
Winstead PC

MISSION SUPPORTER

Allstate Insurance
Beecher Carlson Insurance
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Congressman Al Green
DataSpan
Donald & Shawn Bowers
EdChoice
Elite Tax
Harris County DA
Hi-Cone
Houston Community College
Houston Hospice
Judson & Cora Robinson
Rice University
Silver Eagle Distributors
Tejuana Edmond
Texas Black Expo
Troy & Maugerite Williams
Western Container Corp.

FRIENDS OF THE URBAN LEAGUE

American First National Bank
James & Loyce Owens
Jesse & Betty Tutor
Postal Family Foundation
Southwest Airlines
W. T. Alexander

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