Thank you to our Corporate supporters, Landry’s, Inc.| BMW of West Houston | Momentum BMW Southwest | Carlos Correa | Academy Sports + Outdoors | Bud Light | Silver Eagle Distributors | Juneau Exploration | Houston Astros | Houston Rockets | Richland Investments | DJH Consulting | BMC Software | Corner Table Entertainment | Extex Companies | Jefferies | The Fant Foundation | eSigns.com | Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP | The Claro Group | Comerica Bank | Texas Children's Hospital | ABC-13 KTRK-TV| Hyatt Regency Houston | Bill Truman, Truman's Fine Jewels | Neiman Marcus | Wayne Smith Jewels | Valero Houston Refinery | H-E-B | Adaptive Driving Access | Memorial Hermann | Wendy's Old Fashion Hamburgers | PepsiCo | U.S. Marine Corp | Houston First Corporation | George R. Brown Convention Center | The Rod Ryan Show | 94.5 The Buzz | BullShirts | Locke Bryan Production | Texas Mattress Makers | Taft McWhorter Art | Gil Bruvel | Coca-Cola North America | Downtown Aquarium, Houston | Northland Christian Schools | CULINAIRE Inspired Cuisine & Events | MetroNational | Office Depot Foundation | Sakowitz Furs | Sysco Corporation | Houston Dynamo Charities | AT&T | Kenwood Vineyards | Warehouse Associates | The Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co. | Apache Corporation | Whataburger | David Weekly Homes | RadioOne | Methodist I-Care In Action | KMJC Majic 102.1 | Laidy and Ray Consulting | EnvironSystems | Borden Milk Products | Katy Furniture | D Miller & Associates| Tribune Media CW39 | Charles E. Dyer, IV,D.D.S., M.S. | HAHU | Taco Cabana | H-Town Classic | Halliburton | ColorPaq | Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo | Kicks 4 Kids | Brittany Blake Interiors | RAG Printing | Accutek | The Loyd Charitable Foundation | The Ray C. Fish Foundation | Texas Capital Bank | Tellepsen | Helfman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Maserati | Houston Astros | Amegy Bank of Texas | Briggs Equipment | Locke Lord LLP | Steinberg Design Collaborative, LLP | M Penner | Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. | CNBC | Endemol Shine North America | Stewart Title | Sheey Ware & Pappas, P.L. | Lester & Sue Smith Foundation | Lesley Ann Jewels | Haynes & Boone | Citi | Deutsche Bank Securities | David Huntington Foundation |    A BIG thank you to our 2016 Gala Title Sponsors, Maria Moncada Alaoui - BMW of West Houston & Tommy Kuranoff - Momentum BMW of Southwest for their unprecedented support the past 9 years!
Beat The Heat

Heat and humidity of Houston make air-conditioning important in day-to-day life. In 2011, out of need in our community, HCC launched “Kool Kidz.” Those families not having an air conditioner in our Houston summers can face brutal temperatures. This program has allowed 98 families the opportunity to stay cool during the hottest months of the year.Kool Kidz

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. The huge expanse of Texas encompasses several regions with distinctly different climates. Our city is considered to boast higher humidity which amplifies the feeling of heat during June through August.

Houston averages only 18.0 days per year with temperatures of 32°F or less and 99.6 days with high temperatures of 90°F or more. In 2010, Houston broke the 1980 record of 32 days over 100 degrees and ended up with 46 days over 100 degrees. Can you imagine spending 46 days in that kind of heat without an air conditioner?