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11/03/2011 Heritage Award Dinner

This year, our Heritage Award Dinner, held on November 2, 2011,  honored Mrs. T. A. Robinson, Jr. and featured entertainment from comedian Bill Engvall!

Thank you to everyone who made this year's Heritage Award Dinner a success, from our planning committee and volunteers to our underwriters, auction donors, auction bidders, and everyone who made a pledge or personal donation!  The Heritage Award Dinner raises critical funds for the care of our children, and we are grateful to all of you for making the evening a spectacular success!

Mrs. Robinson

Mrs. Robinson with Sten Gustafson and Sofia Adrogué, who co-chaired
the Heritage Award Dinner

Jean Robinson and her late husband, T. A. "Tom" Robinson, Jr., founded Boys and Girls Country 40 years ago.  What began as a few mobile buildings and 10 donated acres of rice land has grown to two campuses where more than 1,200 children have been raised in a loving, Christian home environment.  This year's Heritage Award Dinner celebrated Ms. Jean and 40 years of growing up at Boys and Girls Country!

The Heritage Singers sang a tribute to Mrs. Robinson to the tune of the Simon and Garfunkel song of the same name.

  Boys and Girls Country Choir

This year, we added some excitement with an electronic Big Board Auction!  There were bidding stations set up in the ballroom and a fantastic team of volunteers circulated the room with iPads.


Thank you to our wonderful volunteers: Susan Croley, Laura Morris, and Susan Syamken from the West Houston Chapter of the National Charity League; Lorraine and Audrey Gray, Stephanie, Kylie, and Crystal Locklear, Mary and Megan Patterson, Jean and Shelby Riordan, and Sharon and Kate Thomas from the Yellow Rose Chapter of the National Charity League; Sara Rice; Adam Newton; and Mary Jo Pawlowski.

We'd also like to thank Cypress Creek Christian Church, Faithbridge Church, St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, Marilyn Wardenburg, and the Yellow Rose Chapter of the National Charity League for donating items for our centerpieces.  Rather than flowers, our tables were decorated with baskets chock full of items that will be added to our pantry to help us feed our kids!

For more about the dinner, visit www.heritagegala.org!

Thank you to all of our underwriters!

Fourth Decade

Mrs. T. A. Robinson, Jr.
Chuck and Rita Scianna/Sim-Tex, L.P.

Third Decade
Cheryl Ballard and Charles E. Jones
Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Charitable Foundation
Deutsche Bank/Sofia Adrog and Sten Gustafson
Rodney and NaDean Eads
El Paso Corporation
Karen and Wade Jones
Loyd Family Foundation
Penny and Paul Loyd/Leticia and Steve Trauber
National Oilwell Varco
Trenegy Incorporated
Joanne and Michael Watford

Second Decade
BMC Software
Bowers Foundation
Champion Energy Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Katherine and Scott Galloway
Gatewood Family Foundation (2)
Helen and Bob Howard
Audrey Moody Ley
Marathon Oil Corporation
Mirand Response Systems
Noble Corporation
Mrs. T. A. Robinson, Jr.
The Schulte Family
Randy and Sandy Stilley
Woodforest National Bank/Merchant's Choice Payment Solutions

First Decade
A Friend of Boys and Girls Country
Bishop Lifting Products
Devon Energy Corporation
Cherie and Jim Flores
Goldman Sachs
Grant Thornton LLP
Randy and Tracy Hale
Jack and Carolyn Little
Morgan Stanley
The Pierson Foundation/Retired Honorary Lifetime Board Directors
RigNet, Inc.
Rowan Companies, Inc.
Fayez Sarofim & Co.
Chuck and Rita Scianna/Sim-Tex, L.P. (4)
Dick Scott
Southwestern Energy
John and Kriste Sullivan/The Kirk Edwards Foundation
J. R. and Susan Sult
Linda and David Underwood
Cynthia and Mac Walker
Loraine and Scott Wegmann (4)

Leslie Alexander and The Houston Rockets
Amegy Bank/Steve Stephens
AmerCable Incorporated
Ericka Bagwell
Chris & Kristy Bradshaw and Chris & Christine Transier
The Brock Group
Craig and Elizabeth Bunk/IBC Bank
Complete Production Services
Credit Suisse
Davis-Lynch, LLC
Energy XXI
Jana and Richard Fant
Margaret M. Forgan
Jim and Wendy Fryfogle
Gables Residential
William and Susan Galtney
Jack and Wendy Hartsoe
Sara and Philip Hawk
HTK Consultants, Inc.
Harold "Jake" and Rose Jacobson
Key Energy Services, Inc.
A. John Knapp and Allen Schubert
Robert and Susie Kneppler
Lakeside Marina/Nancy Brennan
Cheryl and Herb Listen
Longmont Group
Sheila Lyon Interiors
Carolyn and Steve Mafrige/Elaine and Dick Petranek
Elisabeth and Brian McCabe
Mark McComiskey and Timothy Day
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Midway Foundation
Mirand Response Systems
Opportune LLP
Cynthia and Gregory Pappas
Patterson & Sheridan, LLP
Prospector Offshore Drilling
Isla and T. R. Reckling III
Royce Roberts/Arctic Pipe Inspection
Rock Hill Capital Group
Mary Jane and Ryan Rodgers
Matthew and Elizabeth Rotan
The Roten Family
Jeremy and Melinda Thigpen
Tidewater Inc.
Vaughan Nelson Investment Management, LP
Howard and Alyce Ann Wagner
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation
Pete and Marilyn Wardenburg
James White
John L. Wortham & Son, LP
Richard L. Wynne/Porter Hedges, LLP

If you'd like to be involved in next year's dinner, please contact Elaine Petranek at 281-351-4976, extension 219 or elaine.petranek@boysandgirlscountry.org.



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