About Our Event

Friday, October 18, 2019
Hilton Americas – 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, TX 77010
5:30 pm Bid Board, Mercado and Champagne Drawing
7:00 pm Dinner and Program
Business Attire

Join us in celebrating Faith In Practice’s 25th Anniversary Gala By Faith!


Honoring:   Mr. Norman and Mrs. Donna Lewis
 Featuring:   Dr. David and Mrs. Bette Chenault 
                   Mr. James and Mrs. Lucy Parker
                Dr. Mark and Mrs. Debra Woolf
Featured Guest:   Mr. Armando Nájera
A special thanks to our Gala Chairs, Dr. John and Mrs. Sylvia Zerwas

"Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses...let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer of our faith..."  Hebrews 12: 1-2


Please note: if you would like to park at the Hilton-Americas Champaduring the gala, the cost is $15 for self-parking and $21 for valet. Alternatively, attendees may find available street parking or space in nearby lots. Overnight parking cost is $27 for self-parking and $40 for valet. 


Tootsies Champagne Gala Toast and Exclusive Experience Drawing

Preorder flutes of champagne to receive a ticket for your chance to win a personalized experience at Tootsies for you and seven guests. 

Join Tootsies owners, Norman and Donna Lewis, on a “behind the scenes” look at their luxurious boutique and preview the latest fashion trends, modeled on the Tootsies runway just for you and your special guests. Your VIP experience is valued at more than $5,000!

Prepaid tickets will be distributed in guest check-in envelopes and flutes of champagne will be made available to enjoy during reception. Guests may also purchase Tootsies Drawing tickets and receive flutes of champagne upon arrival. Drawing will take place during the gala program and participants MUST be present to win.

Faith In Practice would like to thank Tootsies and this year’s Gala Honorees, Norman and Donna Lewis, for this donation in celebration of the Faith In Practice 25th Anniversary Gala, By Faith.

Add a Champagne Drawing to the purchase of any Gala ticket or table.  Click here to go to the Ticket Page now.

Table Sponsorships

To learn more about Table Sponsorship levels and to purchase a table or tickets, click here.

To ensure that the sponsorship name/logo is included in the gala invitation, commitment must be made by August 1.
All Table Sponsorship commitments made by September 13 will be included in the gala printed program.

Signature Sponsor Levels: 

By Faith $50,000

Here I Am $25,000 

Premier Sponsor Levels:

Least of These $15,000

As I Have Loved $10,000

Supporting Sponsor Levels:

Grateful Heart $5,000

Hope Assured $3,000


Faith In Practice would like to thank our 25th Anniversary Gala Lead Signature Sponsor.


Thanks to our SIGNATURE SPONSORS for your support.

Dr. Sean and Mrs. Rachel Boutros

Mrs. Flossie Fromberg

Mr. Norman and Mrs. Donna Lewis

Mr. Byron Pond

Stacy Capital Partners

Mr. David and Mrs. Bonnie Weekley


Thanks to our PREMIER SPONSORS for your support.

Drs. C. Enrique Batres and Susan Sponenberg

Dr. James and Mrs. Deborah Bruce

Dr. Cindy Calder

Mr. David and Mrs. Karen Cecil • Mr. John and Mrs. Nancy Fontaine • Dr. Cary and Mrs. Julie Moorhead

Dr. David and Mrs. Bette Chenault • Mr. Bill Fargo

Dr. Jeffrey Chimenti • Dr. Donald Newland • Dr. Rance Raney • Dr. Jaecel Shah

Mr. Richard and Mrs. Carol Harris • Mr. Robert and Mrs. Cynthia Holloway

Mr. Paul and Mrs. Patricia McElroy

Mr. Melvin and Mrs. Mary Sue Pankey • Dr. David and Mrs. Roberta Walker • Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Vera Wiatt

Mr. James and Mrs. Lucy Parker

Mr. Steven and Mrs. Barbara Retzloff

Mr. Robert and Mrs. Karen Saltiel

Mr. George and Mrs. Dorothy Uthlaut

Dr. Mark and Mrs. Debra Woolf

Donation Information

Even if you are unable to attend, you can still celebrate with us by making a donation.

The proceeds from the gala will go toward the medical, dental, and surgical care that Faith In Practice provides in Guatemala.

To make a donation to the work of Faith In Practice, you may do so securely here  
OR 
text "fip" to phone number 56651 and follow the prompts to make and pay for your donation.

If you would like your donation to be in honor or in memory of someone, please provide their information in the comment section.


"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen."  Hebrews 11:1 




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