Home Safe Home Gala

Benefitting AVDA

Join us on October 17, 2018 for the Home Safe Home Gala, AVDA’s annual fundraising event.
The Gala is a unique and tremendously fun evening, featuring small bites from some of
Houston’s top chefs paired with boutique wines with all net proceeds funding AVDA’s
mission to end family violence.

Home Safe Home Gala

Benefitting AVDA

Join us on October 17, 2018 for the Home Safe Home Gala, AVDA’s annual fundraising event.
The Gala is a unique and tremendously fun evening, featuring small bites from some of
Houston’s top chefs paired with boutique wines with all net proceeds funding AVDA’s
mission to end family violence.

AVDA’s Home Safe Home Gala

6:30 p.m., Registration, & 7 p.m., Program

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The Revaire, 7122 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas, 77024

Event Chairs
Carla Diaz-Lewis & Kenneth Lewis and Dr. Larry & Mrs. Bonnie Likover

Honorees
Cyndy Garza Roberts, Recipient of AVDA’s Heart of Houston Award

Lynn Kamin, Recipient of The Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice

Unique, fun and lively, the Home Safe Home Gala has become renowned as one of Houston’s premier chef tasting events. Now in its 13th year, the 2018 Home Safe Home Gala will feature the creations of local top chefs and an auction. Throughout the evening, guests will mingle and sample each chef’s pièce de résistance perfectly paired with a fine wine.

Chefs

Ryan Bouillet, A Fare Extraordinaire

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Joe Cervantez, Brennan’s

David Denis, Le Mistral

Giancarlo Ferrara, Amalfi

Maurizio Ferrarese, Sud Italia

Elliott Kelley, Café Annie

Dominick Lee, Poitín

Raffy Morales, Johnny Carrabba Family of Restaurants

Kevin Naderi, Roost

Russel Roegels, Roegels Barbeque

Dustin Teague, Relish

Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000-$50,000. Please call AVDA Director of Development Lauren Summerville at 713-715-6949 or email HomeSafeHomeGala@avda-tx.org for more information.

 

Thanks to your generous support, AVDA raised more than $300,000 at its 2017 Home Safe Home Gala to help victims of domestic abuse and their families!

Chairs: Esther & Doug Freedman and Candace & Brian Thomas

 

View Gallery

Gala Committee: Stacy and John Andell, Marie Taylor Bosarge, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Meg Kamin, Paula Winter

Underwriting Committee: Karen Freedman and Steve Winter, Co-Chairs; Lynn Kamin; Carla Diaz-Lewis and Kenneth J. Lewis; Bonnie Likover; Don Woo

Auction Committee: Meg Kamin, Chair; Stacy Andell; Katie Arnoldy; Madeleine Brown; Blair Foster; Preston Kamin; Kendall McCord; Hallie McDermott; Maria-Eleni Soechting; Christina Stith; Ashlea Taylor; Madeleine Wagner; Brooke Wise

AVDA’s 2017 Home Safe Home Gala, held on Thursday, October 5, in the Crystal Ballroom at The Rice, raised more than $300,000 to support AVDA’s mission to end family violence. A portion of the proceeds benefitted the AVDA Victim Relief Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance for AVDA clients impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

From the sparkle of the gems of Tenenbaum Jewelers and the aroma of the tasty creations of 12 superstar chefs to the sounds of saxophonist/vocalist David Caceres and his band plus the Kashmere Thunder Soul Marching Band, it was a delight for the senses. The centerpiece of the Home Safe Home Gala was the presentation of two awards: AVDA’s Heart of Houston Award, presented to Bobbie Nau for her exemplary service to Houston and its citizens through philanthropy and volunteerism; and The Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice, presented to Ronald D. Krist, by last year’s Jamail Award recipient Richard Mithoff.

Leisa Holland-Nelson acted as emcee with AVDA Board Chairman Mark Russell welcoming the crowd of 300+. The evening’s festivities included a Wine Pull presented by Westside Lexus, an online auction, and the Tenenbaum 10K, a fabulous gift certificate for $10,000 to Tenenbaum Jewelers.

Celebrity sommeliers Sean Beck, David Keck, Antonio Gianola and Cat Nguyen paired fine wines with the creations of the All-Star Chef line-up:

Bjourn Appling – Abuso Catering

Joe Cervantez – Brennan’s

David Denis – Le Mistral

Nick Fine/Gary Ly – One Fifth / Underbelly

Elliott Kelly – Café Annie

Adison Lee – Kuu Sushi

Armando Ramirez – Star Fish

Bramwell Tripp – The Pit Room

Kiran Verma – Kiran’s

Chris Williams – Lucille’s

John Sheely – Lowbrow

Because of your generous support, AVDA’s 2016 Home Safe Home Gala raised a gross total of $432,577 for victims of domestic abuse!

Click here to view a photo gallery from the event.

 

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2016 HOME SAFE HOME Around the World

Event Chairs: Stacy and John Andell, Meg and Preston Kamin, Brooke and Jeffrey Wise

Gala Committee: Bethany Andell, Helen Bernard, Marie Bosarge, Karen Freedman, Brooke Bentley Gunst, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Lynn Kamin, Mary Patton, Angela Sturm

AVDA’s HOME SAFE HOME was held on Wednesday, October 5, at The Astorian. HOME SAFE HOME is a festive affair unlike other galas. Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to mingle and dine on the creations of 12 top chefs from Houston’s finest restaurants, each paired with the perfect boutique wine. Two awards were presented over the course of the evening that included the Heart of Houston Award, recognizing Trini Mendenhall for her exemplary service to Houston in volunteerism and philanthropy; and AVDA’s Joseph D. Jamail Award for Justice that was given to Richard Warren Mithoff, one of the nation’s most successful litigators, whose practice is dedicated to those who cannot advocate for themselves.

HOME SAFE HOME chefs:

Neal Cox – Olivette at The Houstonian

David Denis – Le Mistral

Paul Friedman – Peli Peli

Mark Holley – Holley’s

Elliott Kelly – RDG + Bar Annie

Bramwell Tripp – The Pit Room

Chris Leung – Cloud 10 Creamery

Kevin Morris – Abuso Catering

Omar Pereney – Peska

John Sheely – Mockingbird Bistro

Danny Trace – Brennan’s

Kiran Verma – Kiran’s

 

 

 

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