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Illumination Gala

Illumination: Rothko Chapel's 50th Anniversary Gala

November 6, 2021 at The Post Oak Hotel

HONORING

Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko
Daniella and Carlos Correa / Correa Family Foundation
Reverends Juanita and Rudy Rasmus

Saturday, November 6, 2021
The Post Oak Hotel • Houston, Texas

Event Timeline
7:00 p.m. Registration, Reception and Silent Auction
8:00 p.m. Welcome and Seated Dinner
9:00 p.m. Program and Dessert

Please join us as we shine a light on extraordinary individuals who have carried on the work of our founders, Dominique and John de Menil, by building and lifting up communities around the arts, spirituality and social justice. 

Hosted by the illustrious Post Oak Hotel, guests will enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, dinner, music and some surprises along with a program celebrating our honorees.

Funds raised by the gala will support the Chapel's rich program offerings and help us to maintain and steward our landmark building, artwork and grounds.


GALA CHAIRS

Sanford L. Dow
Isabel and Ignacio Torras

AUCTION CHAIRS

Joyce Echols and Steve Wyatt
Christina and Troy Porter
with art auction by Barbara Davis

PRESENTING SPONSORS

The Muriel Pollia Foundation
TokenSociety.io

MAJOR UNDERWRITERS

The Astros Foundation
Fabergé Inc.
Lori Cohen and Christopher Rothko

UNDERWRITERS

Maire and David Baldwin
H-E-B
Kate Rothko and Ilya Prizel
Isabel and Ignacio Torras

BENEFACTORS

Anonymous
Architecture Research Office
Art Blocks
Maire and David Baldwin
Correa Family Foundation
Fairfax Dorn and Marc Glimcher
Virginia and Lee Lahourcade
Linbeck Group, LLC
Marek Brothers
Sanford L. Dow / Poppi Massey
Katherine and Joseph Mele
Oniel and Jan Mendenhall / Trini Mendenhall
Micheline and German Newall
Node Providers
Michael R. Piana
Christina and Troy Porter
Rocky Lai / STOA International Architects, Inc.
Elton Tiemann
Thomas L. Woltz
Joyce Echols and Steve Wyatt
Phase 1 Construction Team (Ruppert Landscape, Humphrey Company, Galindo & Boyd, Diffco, Renfrow + CO, Pieper-Houston Electric, Kauffman Co.)

SPONSORS

Samantha Boles
Ann & J Kent Friedman / Esther Friedman Family Foundation
Bennie Flores Ansell and David Ansell / Holly and Josh Hudley
Karen Rosa and Jim King
Aïda Eltorie
MasterWord Services Inc.
Duyen and Marc Nguyen
Lloyd Princeton
Arwa and Aziz Shaibani
St. John's United Methodist Church and Bread of Life Inc.
Ellen Susman
Lynn and Allen Turner
James Vincent
Emilee Whitehurst

Art auction curated by Barbara Davis Gallery

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and silent auction organized by Joyce Echols and Steve Wyatt & Christina and Troy Porter

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Thank you for your interest in Illumination: Rothko Chapel's 50th Anniversary Gala.

For additional information, please contact Thuy Tran, Director of Advancement, at 713.660.1405 or by email.

Sponsorship tables are available for:

$100,000 Luminary Underwriter
$50,000 Presenting Sponsor RESERVED
$40,000 50th Anniversary Underwriter
$25,000 Major Underwriter
$15,000 Underwriter
​ $10,000 Benefactor

For additional sponsorship opportunities contact Thuy Tran at thuy.tran@rothkochapel.org 

Click Here to Purchase Tables Online

Click here to download a printable reservation form.
Attire: Black Tie Optional

Each gala seat has a fair market value of $225 for a total of $2,250 for a table of ten.

 

Health and Safety

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of our guests, we are requring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test to attend the gala.
Negative PCR COVID-19 test must have been administered less than 72 hours prior to the date of the gala.

You may show your vaccine card or test results to check-in staff or share privately through Bindle. 

Click here to download the BINDLE 

At the event, we also ask that when you are not eating or drinking, to please wear a mask. Pre-event protocols will be shared prior to the event. For further information, please contact Thuy Tran, Director of Advancement, at thuy.tran@rothkochapel.org.