Heritage Award Dinner

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Thank you to our underwriters, volunteers and guests for making the 2018 Heritage Award Dinner a wonderful success. Together, we raised $3.3 million for children from families in crisis! Your gifts are an investment in their future, helping them to make a mark on the world. Special thank you goes to our honorees, Kim and Robert Marling. The Marlings presented a gift of $1 million at the dinner! Thank you also to event co-chairmen Bill Way and Mike Gatewood and to Senator Ted Cruz, who attended the event as a guest of the Marlings and spent some time with our children.

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2018 Heritage Award Dinner Sponsors

Campus Level
Gatewood Family Foundation
Cottage Level
American First National Bank / Hugesen Polymers USA, L.P.
Genis Holdings, LLC
Herr Family/Stephens Family/Amegy Bank
Sim-Tex, L.P.
Paul and Staci Sorensen
Southwestern Energy
Carrin and Bill Way
Woodforest Charitable Foundation
Education Lab Level
ASRC Energy Services
The Loyd Charitable Foundation
Terry and Marcy Malloy
Paysafe Group
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew P. Rotan
Rushing River Foundation
Schlumberger
Transocean
Watford Family Foundation
W.D. Von Gonten & Co.
Woodforest National Bank
Community Life Building Level
A Friend of Boys and Girls Country
Ernst & Young LLP
Bob and Helen Howard
KPMG
Jack and Carolyn Little
Brenda and Larry Petru Family
Williams
Chapel Level
Mr. Lee Ackerley
Avalon Advisors LLC
At Point
Janet and Michael Bennett
David and Nancy Bishop Family Foundation
Brookfield Properties
Helen and Rocky Del Papa
DTE Energy Foundation
EOG Resources
Fayez Sarofim & Co.
Katherine and Scott Galloway
Jeanne and Joe Gillen
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.
Grant Thornton, LLP
Chuck and Donna Grehn
Will and Connally Harper
Hildebrand Foundation
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
IBC Bank – Beth and Craig Bunk
Karen and Wade Johns
Mark and Paula Mey
NOV
PJS of Houston, Inc.
Pilot Thomas Logistics
Vicki and Michael Richmond
Aimee and Wynne Snoots
J.R. and Susan Sult
Sutton Foundation
Melinda and Jeremy Thigpen
Scott and Terri Waldo
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation
Watford Family Foundation
Loraine and Scott Wegmann
College and Career Level
Leonard and Margaret Bedell / Mobil Steel International, Inc.
Insperity
Harold and Rose Jacobson
Shelley and Chris Jones
J.P. Morgan
Oaks Precision Fabricating, Inc.
The Rodgers Family (2)
Schulte Building Systems
Recreation and Enrichment Level
Babst Calland
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Richard and Toni Bergmark
Polly and Murry Bowden
Cadence Bank
The Carnrite Group, LLC
Citi Global Markets
Credit Suisse
Bart and Debi Duckworth
Vincent and Ashley Duran
Rodney and NaDean Eads
Energy Transfer Partners
Jimmy Erwin – Chicago Title Commercial
Stew and Maggie Esposito / Doug and Elissa Plette/ TLC-The Leadership Center
Fitts, Roberts & Co., P.C.
Wendy K. and James B. Fryfogle
Group 1 Automotive
Halliburton
IW Marks Jewelers
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Lisa and Bob Kurtz
Herb and Cheryl Listen
Rahul Mehta
John Mooz – Hines
Nathan Sommers Jacobs, A Professional Corporation
Patterson + Sheridan LLP
Porter Hedges LLP
Post Oak Bank
Sally Ramsay/Kristie Trice
Ranger Steel Services, LP
John Rathmell, Lockton Companies
Rock Hill Capital / Randall B. Hale
Dodie and Dick Scott
Mark and Mary Slaughter / Randy and Sandy Stilley
Zach and Audrey Springer
Jim Tomforde – Marsh & McLennan Agency
Meg and Dick Weekley
Richard L. Wynne/Winston & Strawn LLP
Yetter Coleman, LLP
A Special Thanks to
Les and Linda Allison
Cozen O’Connor
Linda and Charlie Elder
Rigo and Sally Flores
Lynn and David Floum
Paul and Mandy Forbes
David Greenberg
Scott and Kelli John
Mark Kaufmann
Marek Family Foundation
Merrill Lynch
Dorothy T. Nicholson
SignAd Outdoor Advertising
Howard and Alyce Ann Wagner
Ken and Marie Watts

About the Honorees

This year’s event honored Kim and Robert Marlings’ achievements, both professionally and in their personal lives, which have made a long-term impact on the lives of so many in the Greater Houston community, across the country and for the kids of Boys and Girls Country. Robert Marling is the Chairman and CEO of Woodforest Financial Group, Inc., a community bank with a corporate culture of community service and giving back. In 2005, the Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created with an initial gift of $1,000,000 from Woodforest National Bank. Kim Marling became the first Executive Director of the foundation and continues to oversee its growth and donations today as its Executive Vice President. Both Woodforest National Bank and Woodforest Charitable Foundation have been steadfastly committed to providing funding for Boys and Girls Country. The honorees presented a generous gift of $1 million to BGC which was met with a standing ovation. This donation will be used to ensure that Houston’s at-risk children who are living with families in crisis have a safe and loving home in which to grow and thrive.  

Event Photos