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We invite you to Save The Date for


Friday, April 20, 2018

St. Regis Hotel

7:00 PM



We are delighted to introduce you to our Gala Leadership Team!

Cecilia Edwards and Merrily Calhoun
Gala Chairs

Aimee Shapiro and Joanie Andrews
Auction Chairs

Tori Fitzpatrick and Jackie Freeman
Decor Chairs

Elizabeth Trammell
Parent Socials

Stacia Currier and Hazel McWhinnie and Angela Lopez
Student Socials

Jennifer Ducey
Student Art Leader


Merci to our Underwriters and Sponsors

Teacher Ticket Underwriters

Cecilia and Jim Edwards


Invitation Underwriters

First Infrastructure Capital


Bar Underwriters

David Crabtree / Bradley Dodson / Don Ellithorpe /

Sean Fitzpatrick / Hank Fuselier / Kevin McGowan / Walter Lynch


Photography Undewriters

Kathy and Mark Artlip

Kasteena Parikh, Keller Williams Metropolitan


Maintenant ou Jamais Underwriter

The Gibellini Family


Repondez S’il Vous Plaît Underwriters

Jessica and Gregory Cortez

McCathern PLLC


Faire la Fête Avec Moi Sponsors

Joanie and David Andrews

Dana and Ron Bankston

Merrily and Jack Calhoun

Allee and Jim Crosby

Ali Dodson

Edu-Center | Bruce Holzband

Cecilia and Jim Edwards

Tori and Sean Fitzpatrick

Jackie and Scott Freeman

Richard Holt and Mark McMasters

K. Reneé Salon

Amanda and Richard Makin

Donna and Mike McGinnis

Enriqueta and John Merrell

Janice and Richard Moore

Aimee and Dan Shapiro


Je Ne Sais Quoi Sponsors

Rista and Hendré Ackermann

Dr. Robert and Sarah Amato

Emily and Gerardo Amelio

Katie Van Immerzeel and Brandon Anderson

Jennifer and John Anderson

Marie and Charles Anstead

ZoeAnn and Jud Bailey

Danielle and Josh Batchelor

Jessica and Ken Breitbeil

Kelly and Damian Burke

Larreen and Damian Candelet

Amelie and Charles Carlton

'Angie and Vik Chadha

Caroline and Brody Chapman

Anne and Shawn Cleary

Charlene and Justin Coddington

Cathy and David Crabtree

Allyson and Mike Cunias

Alex and Matt Doan

Jennifer and B.J. Ducey

Sara and Christopher Elkins

Jennifer Finch and Hank Fuselier

Maya and Ziad Fleyhan

Jennifer and Jason Funderburk

Carrie and Tim Gillette

Jamie and Greg Grissom

Kelly Beth and Charles Hapgood

Jamie and Russell Hardin

Elizabeth and Michael Hatfield

Cathy and David Herr

Lori and David Hess

Angela and Alex Holmes

Katie and Bradley Honeycutt

Alicia Roman and Corey Jensen

Rele and Saheed Jimoh

Megan and Kevin Kaplan

Claire and Patrick Kelly

Pamela and Jason Klein

Suzanne Lasek-Nesselquist and Albert Klekers

Kristin and Greg Koush

Elizabeth and Jason Love

Rebecca and Lawson Massey

Tracy and Scott McKinney

Allison and Pablo Mercado

Sara Ruppelt and Daniel Metzen

Allison and Patrick Miller

Elizabeth and Christopher Mooney

Stephanie and Andrew Morrison

Susan and Ken Murphy

Ramona and Dennis Murphy

Kasteena and Sam Parikh

Jessica and Ethan Phillips

Winnie and Ben Powell

Jennifer and Vinod Ramani

Ilse Rew and Kevin Laudadio

Mandy and Jack Robbins

Monica Enamorado and Julio Romero Aguero

Amy and Peter Scaff

Brooke and Ryan Shelton

Sabrina and Carlos Siso

Dean Smith and Lauren Valentino

Sarah Svoboda-Taylor and Chris Taylor

Elizabeth Trammell and Brian Miller

Julie Kinzelman and Christopher Tribble

Stephanie and William Young


MERCI to our Auction Donors

à bientôt

American Robotics Academy

Amore Reflexology

Anderson Eye

The Anaipakos Family

David and JoanieAndrews

Armenta Collection

Arturo Boada Cuisine

Avenu Fitness

Drs. Meera and Nathaniel Avila

Bayside Bed and Biscuit

BCRN Aesthetics

S Bell Designs

Bellaire Family Orthodontics

Bering's

Black Hawk Country Club

Breakaway Speed Sport

Brennan's

Cathexis Designs

Camp Stewart or Heart of the Hills

Carrabba's

Brody and Caroline Chapman

Clearstone Laser Hair Removal

Coder Kids

Brittany Collazo | Lettuce Cook

Courtney Colvin

Confectionary Home | Margarita Golden

Coppa Osteria

Crave Cupcakes

Crowning Details

Dos Carolinas

Jennifer and B.J. Ducey

Jim and Cecilia Edwards

Emmaline

Fig and Tree

Jackie and Scott Freeman

Future All Stars

Golden Paws

Jamie and Greg Grissom

Dr. Mark Hablinski DDS

Rusty Hardin and Associates

Hai Hospitality

Hamilton Shirts

Hopi Tepees

Houston Symphony

Dr. Phan Huynh

Robin Jackson Photography

Kai Spa

Landmark Theatres

Landry's Entertainment

Little Matt's

Luby's | Fudrucker’s Resturants

Mad Science

Main Street Theater

Maison Lusiant

Mariquita Masterson

Michael Martinez Photography

Masami Photography

Rebecca and Lawson Massey

Donna McGinnis

MD Aesthetica Medical Spa

Susan Meeks

Mark and Amy Melton

Molina's Cantina

Moss Landscaping

Mr. J. Mark Price

Punk's Simple Southern Food

Rebecca Matthews Image and Style

Rice University School Mathematics Project

Republic National Distribution Company

Saint Street Swim

Dan and Aimee Shapiro

Sky High Sports

Smart in the Kitchen / Marcia Smart

SOK Salon

Southside Place Animal Hospital

Speck Orthondontics, P. A.

Staying Ahead of the Game, LLC

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

St. Regis Hotel

Swim Guru TX

The Clubs of Kingwood

The Glassell Junior School

The Nice Winery

The Palm

The Union Kitchen

They Named Her John Ceramics

Tiny Boxwoods

West University Dance Center

Wonderwild

Wunder Academy


Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the money go?

Proceeds from the St. Mark’s Gala benefit special projects around campus. Funds from previous events have been earmarked for things like supplementing the Green for Green campaign for new turf, facility upgrades, keeping our campus secure, professional development, and our ongoing commitment to improving technology.

How will the auction work?

We will open our auction for bidding the week of the event. All parents can bid online, whether they attend or not. You must be present to bid on live auction items.

The BidPal system will text you when you have been outbid if you allow that feature. The auction will end at 10:00 PM that evening, and checkout is easy with Bidpal. You can email yourself a receipt through the app after the event has concluded.

How can I help?

We need lots of volunteers before, during, and after the event. If you are interested in helping with something specific, or want to get involved email Cecilia or Merrily.

When and where is the Gala?

The gala is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018 at the St. Regis Hotel, starting at 7:00 PM.

Is there a hotel block?

The St. Regis Hotel is offering a courtesy rate for St. Mark’s guests of $169 per night.

Reservations can be made through their toll-free number 1-888-627-8194 by asking for the courtesy room block of St. Mark's Episcopal School.

Guests may also make reservations online here.

What should I wear?

Dress code: Creative black tie

“Creative black tie” is the dress code that allows you to have fun. Men, for instance, should feel free to wear a black shirt or a red bow tie—something other than the cookie-cutter penguin suit. Women are similarly encouraged to take their look less seriously. Still confused? Think of creative black tie as trendy black tie. Oftentimes, creative black tie is the expectation at theme parties with a dress code like “1920s Black Tie” or “Texas Black Tie,” and in those cases, choose a dressy look that works with the theme. For instance, with a dress code that calls for Texas Black Tie, a man would be dressed appropriately in a tuxedo, bolo tie, and cowboy boots, and a woman could wear a gown and a cowboy hat.

If I can't attend the Gala, can I still bid online?

Yes! You will receive a link to register on BidPal a week before the event. Bidpal is our online mobile bidding software. You can enter your payment information and bid from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. You must be present to bid on live auction items.

What if I want to donate an auction item?

We would love to work with you! We have an in-kind agreement form that you can fill out with your information. We can offer auction donors visibility on our online auction as well as in our printed materials. Thank you for considering this important part of our event.

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

Click here to email Lou Ellen Stansell.

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