Houston Children's Charity 25th Annual Gala presents

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

2022 Gala - Celebrate a True Rock & Roll Love Story

Auction Highlights

YOU HIT THE JACKPOT - 2 couples will fly on the Executive Golden Nugget Helicopter to the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles. Experience the luxurious VIP suites and exquisite dining at the restaurants on property. Promotional Chips provided for each couple.

ESCAPE TO MEXICO - Up to 6 guests will enjoy a 7-night get-a-way in San Miguel de Allende, a city known for its baroque Spanish architecture, thriving art scene, and cultural festivals.

PIXELATED FORMS SERIES - An original sculpture designed by an Award-Winning International artist and sculptor, Gil Bruvel.

HOME RUNS & STRIKES - Talk baseball all night during a Dinner Party for 20 with Houston Astros Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell and 7-time Cy Young Winner Roger Clemens (and their wives) in the privacy of your own home. Menu prepared by Barbara McKnight, CULINAIRE Inspired Cuisine & Events. Autographed memorabilia.

ROAD TRIP WITH THE ROCKETS - 4 Lucky Fans will travel with the Houston Rockets on a chartered plane to a mutually agreeable away game. Deluxe rooms for a night in team hotel. Lunch with team and coaches. SEATS TO BE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY!

WHISKEY ME AWAY - Up to 10 guests will get a VIP Bourbon Experience & Overnight Stay at Buffalo Trace Distillery's Staff Lodge. 5 bottles from the Antique collection.

ARGENTINA DOVE HUNT - 4 Hunters will experience the best dove hunting in Jesus Maria, Cordoba, Argentina. 3-day hunting/4-night accommodations at Jesus Maria Resort. Meals included. Vehicles and ground transportation for every hunt.

SAILS PITCH - Up to 6 fishermen will experience 2 nights aboard the Sails Pitch. Offshore Fishing Trip 100 miles to the Oil Rigs on a tournament-winning 45-foot Cabo designed for the Gulf of Mexico seas!

RUNWAY READY - Be the envy of your friends, while wearing this trendy fur from Sakowitz Furs.

DOUBLE PLAY - Enjoy a game with 4 Diamond Club tickets behind home plate at Minute Maid Park. PLUS... watch from the 3rd baseline Budweiser Suite for 16 with food & beverages. Autographed memorabilia.

FINAL FOUR. WHO IS DANCING? - Head to Las Vegas to watch the SWEET 16 & ELITE 8 games at the T-Mobile Arena, courtesy of Smart Financial Credit Union. College basketball fans will be watching the SEMI-FINALS & CHAMPIONSHIP GAME with 4 Deluxe Tickets at NRG Stadium in 2023, courtesy of Your Friends at Budweiser.

A TIMELESS PIECE - A vintage 1960's 18k Gold & Fine Carved Coral Buddha Head stunning piece can be worn as a pendant or brooch from Wayne Smith Jewels.

ALL ABOARD - Up to 15 guests will enjoy a magical night on the Polar Express™.

IT ALL HAPPENS IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON - 2 Guests will enjoy a 2-night-stay at the luxurious 5-star Four Seasons Hotel and dine at Toro Toro. Take in your first of three performances from the Grammy Award-winning Houston Symphony at Jones Hall.

CREATE YOUR OWN FASHION STORYTOOTSIES surprise especially for you!

HIS & HER ELECTRIC BIKES - A pair of sporty, matte black BMW Urban Hybrid E-bikes is ideal for daily city commuting. Do not let the slender frame fool you; it can also ride on  light gravel as well. 3-watt-hour rechargeable battery pack and hydraulic disc brakes.

A SEAT WITH A VIEW - Participate in a patrol flight ride along with the Houston Police Department's Air Support Division. Experience police work from 600 feet in the air!

ULTIMATE HOUSTONIAN RETREAT - During your stay at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, 2 guests will experience the newly renovated Guest Rooms. Dining credit at TRIBUTE, Trellis Spa Escape Packages, complimentary access to the Houstonian Club, Trellis Soaking Pools & Garden, and self-parking.

RING OF PASSION - A beautiful amethyst cocktail ring set in 18kt yellw gold selected by Valobra Jewelry!

COKE IS IT! - 2 Retro Coca-Cola beverage coolers.

ON YOUR OWN TIME - A men's Franck Muller watch from I W Marks Jewelers.

THE PERFECT ACCESSORY - A designer Valentino handbag and cosmetic basket from SAKS FIFTH AVENUE.

Celebrate Not One, But Two Legendary Love Stories


Houston Children's Charity

Tilman J. Fertitta

Gary D. Becker

Laura S. Ward

Grant W. Guthrie

John B. Johnson

Edna Meyer-Nelson

Robert E. Ogle

Penny Loyd

David B. Atkins

Dr. Susan M. Blaney

Daniel R. D'Armond

Brandon Dewan

Jana Fant

Ernest Hunter II

Melissa H. Juneau

Gary D. Justice

Bradley H. Marks

DeeDee H. Marsh

Maria Moncada Alaoui

Dr. Lois J. Moore

Robert R. Pierce

Dr. Jorge D. Salazar

Morris Smith, MBA

Kristina H. Somerville

Robin L. Young-Ellis

Donald J. Henderson

Paul B. Loyd, Jr.

John L. Nau, III

Michael F. Rogers

David H. Ward


25th Annual Gala


Sheridan Williams


Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo


BMW of West Houston & Momentum BMW Southwest


REVEREND MARY GRACELY, One Spirit Interfaith Community



Friday, October 14, 2022






Special Thanks

Arca Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages

The Astros Foundation

B&B Butchers & Restaurant

Rachel & Jeff Bagwell

Karol & Paul Barnhart

Brand Management Professionals

Gil Bruvel / Gil Bruvel Studios

Buffalo Trace Charities

Frances & Tony Buzbee

Steven Chen

Classic Insurance

Debbie & Roger Clemens

Shar & David Levin / Cloudspace USA

Carlos Correa

Drs. Lisa & Stan Duchman

Jan Duncan

Elizabeth Anthony

Chief Troy Finner

Richard Flowers / The Events Co.

Patsy Fourticq

Steven W. Fowler

Martin Fox

Keith Goldston

Rachael Gordon

Leo Hamel

Paula Harris

Jim Hart

Elizabeth & Grant Harvey

Shari Hawkins

Mindy & Jeff Hildebrand

Shelby Hodge / Paper City Magazine

Lindsay & Rand Holstead

Houston First Corporation

Houston Police Foundation

Houston Rockets

Houston Symphony

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

I W Marks Jewelers


James T. Jackson, Jr.

Christine & Steve Johnson

John B. Johnson

Dr. Sippi Khurana & Ajay Khurana

Stacey King / Pointer Outfitters

James Kramer

Tommy Kuranoff / Momentum BMW Southwest

Landry;s, Inc.

Stefan Langhart

LUCHO Houston

Barbara McKnight / CULINAIRE Inspired Cuisine & Events

Dana & Taft McWhorter / Taft McWhorter Art

Monty Meave

Youval Meicler

Maria Moncada Alaoui / BMW of West Houston

Javier Munoz

Judy Nichols

Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Inc.

Bob Gonzales / RAG Printing

Dr. Mary Riley Piro

Joseph Rocchi / Accutek

Rod Ryan / 94.5 The Buzz

Sakowitz Furs

Saks Fifth Avenue

Carol Sawyer

Melissa & Doug Schnitzer

Tom Segesta / Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, LLC

Katya Solyst

Vanessa Streavel / Maddy's Annual Children Book Drive

Scott Tarwater

Texas Mattress Makers

Tenenbaum Jewelers

The Tilman Fertitta Family

Sharon Tooley / Sharon Tooley Design


United Access

US Marina Corps ~
1st Battalion
23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marina Division

Nancy & Franco Valobra / Valobra Master Jewelers

Wayne Smith Jewels


Sheridan & John Eddie Williams

Pamela & Jack Wright / Wright Pawn & Jewelry Co., Inc.

Zadok Jewelers

Sherri Zucker