- October 19, 2012
- Event Date:
- October 17, 2012
What: Fundraiser for the Texas Center for the Missing.
Where: The Improv Comedy Club
When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Ticket Prices: From $50 for an individual to $10,000 for the "Headliner" Sponsor
Beneficiary: Texas Center for the Missing, Houston's Amber Alert Provider
Master of Ceremonies: Featuring the hilarious Bob Smiley and amateur comedian and Board Member Cliff West
Presenting Sponsor(s): ARAD Energy, Investment Banking; Mark Deverka and Jonathan Sloan
President(s): Beth Alberts
Welcome: Beth Alberts
Entertainment: Cliff West and Bob Smiley
Sponsors: Skymark Development Co, Inc, Stephanie and Mark Deverka, Laura and Mark Farrell, Glazier Foods Company, Christine and Ty Hoffer, Carol and Allan Measom, Wendy and Kevin Parker, Colvill Office Properties, Darryl Drenon, Amy and Jean Frizzell, Star 5 Ranch - Mary and Allen Shindler, Angie and Bill Zartler
Planning Committee: Karen Carroll, Stephanie Dverka, Amy Gignac, Suzy Granger, Jenna Jackson, Jess Rogers, Kelly Whitley, Alison Wilhite, Tiffany Wong
Board of Directors: Mark Farrell, Todd Saha, Sam Trail, Doreen Wise, Jack Brandt, Darryl Drenon, Stephanie Deverka, Terry Edge, Amy Gignac, Suzy Granger, Vince Hash, Jacques Hodges, Jenna Jackson, Dan Lehane, Jess Rogers, Shawn Schouviller, W. Allen Shindler, Michael Snodgrass, Cliff West, Kelly Whitley, Alison Wilhite, Tiffany Wong
Blacktie Photos by: Roswitha Vogler/photosbyrovo.com
The Improv Comedy Club was the fitting location for this wonderful night full of comedy, fun and fundraising. It was definitely a night NOT to be missed. CEO Beth Alberts welcomed the guests.
Amateur comedian and Board Member Cliff West was indeed hilarious and local comedian Bob Smiley helped bring the house down. The night featured great laughs, wonderful food and beverage, a 'Big Board' auction and silent auction of a variety of great items to help raise money for the Texas Center for the Missing.
Later Founder Chuck Wolf gave his remarks about the Texas Center for the Missing, while Board Member Suzy Granger told her story about her missing daughter. A 'Paddles Up for Kids' raised some more money, before the silent auction closed. It was another sucessful evening!
Texas Center for the Missing is a Houston-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is the Amber Alert provider for the 14-county Houston-Galveston region. The Center offers crisis intervention, prevention, and community education services related to child abductions, runaways, internet lures, and endangered adults. In 2011 alone, 10,315 children were reported missing in the Greater Houston Area. To decrease the numbers of missing children, we at Texas Center for the Missing know that children and families need to be educated about how to remain safe, law enforcement needs to be trained on how and when to issue local Amber Alerts, and the community at large needs to be aware of the painful reality of these situations. We are at the ready to activate community resources 24/7 to get a missing child or endangered adult home quickly and safely. Your support directly affects our ability to serve the Greater Houston community with the best and most time efficient resources available.