Crossroads School celebrated another year of educating exceptional children with its annual gala, “A Golden Evening.” The night was February 18, at The Houstonian Hotel and Spa, and yes, it was truly golden with this year’s gala raising $90,000.
With less state and federal funding, and the rising costs of educational tools and resources, event proceeds will allow Crossroads to continue its mission of educating children with learning differences.
The event began with cocktails and mingling. Gila Arnoni, Ph.D., Director of Crossroads School, personally welcomed and thanked each one for supporting the school. “I’m proud of our Crossroads family, which includes students, staff, volunteers, and friends,” said Dr Arnoni. “This is not just an 8:00-5:00 job. It’s a profession that you take home with you. Each year we have our gala, the generosity of our guests makes me realize there is hope for brighter days ahead.”
Cocktails were followed by divine cuisine The Houstonian is so famous for. The 230 guests enjoyed lamb chops with filet mignon, and salmon. Emmy-award winning investigative reporter Amy Davis of KPRC 2 News served as emcee. Auctioneer extraordinaire Shorty Yeaman handled Crossroads’ signature Live Dessert Auction. Board member Mickey Marvins and her husband Michael bid $1400 and won a delicious Chocolate Zuccotto Cake donated by Maggiano’s Little Italy. The Silent Auction featured Sports Fan, Theatre, and Golf Enthusiast – Texas Tour Packages. Greg and Petra Tabor not only won the golf package, but walked off with ‘Shaken, not Stirred’ – the huge Stock the Bar package.
Following the auctions and student presentations, guests enjoyed games of Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and Wheel of Fortune. All players were able place their winning tickets in their choice of drawings at the end of the night.
A huge Thank You to all who volunteered their time and effort!
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