Gala planning is active and under way for the ever popular Founder’s Ball, benefitting the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation (SLCAF), on January 7, 2012 at Safari Texas Ranch at 6:30pm. The theme is “Taking the Stage!”
“The SLCAF has enthusiastically hosted the Founder’s Ball since 2003. The sole purpose of this amazing gala is to fund renovations on the historic Sugar Land Auditorium,” says long-time board member and Sugar Land Councilwoman Bridget Yeung. “We get dressed up, eat, drink, connect with friends, bid on a host of auction items while solidly supporting this historic landmark, the Sugar Land Auditorium.”
The historic building is located adjacent to Lakeview Elementary School, 314 Lakeview Drive, at the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Wood Street.
The Founders’ Ball is the organizations largest fundraiser and the proceeds will go towards the final phase of the Sugar Land Auditorium construction project. Donna Hine, SLCAF Executive Director, said “we have a fantastic gala committee this year and I’m excited to see a lot of new faces involved with our fundraising event.”
Gala committee members include Himesh and Farrah Gandhi as Gala Co-chairs, Aaron Clark and Namita Asthana as Live Auction Co-chairs, Neyda Barillas and Sherrie Schmidt as Silent Auction Co-chairs, Bridget Yeung and Carl Favre as Sponsorship Co-chairs and event night special guests; Nancy Olson as emcee and Commissioner James Patterson as auctioneer. Sponsorships for the Founder’s Ball are available at three levels – Benefactor ($5000), Patron of the Arts ($2500), and Colleague ($1000).