Experience a one-of-a-kind event dining on the Main Stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion at the 14th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction March 25. The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Pavilion, hosts this annual event benefiting The Pavilion’s educational programming and Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Fund. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception begins at 5 p.m. followed by a seated dinner by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend the event is $200 per person.
In addition to fine food and a variety of premium wines from around the world, the evening includes a live auction, bid board auction and silent auction featuring trips to Napa and Las Vegas, four private dinners, Astros and Rockets sports packages, an autographed Jimmy Buffett guitar, a Sakowitz Furs beaver vest, a custom-made ring from Robichau’s Jewelry, lavish wine baskets and more. Net proceeds from the live auction benefit The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Fund. The remaining net proceeds from the event benefit The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs including Fine Arts Education Day, Musical Scores, Music in Motion and Children’s Festival.
Last year, more than $92,000 was raised at this event, with $68,000 from the live auction benefiting the scholarship fund. In 2011, The Pavilion Partners awarded $65,000 in scholarships to 20 graduating high school seniors from 12 area high schools and 38 renewal scholarships to recipients studying fine arts in college. Scholarships are awarded to students in the following categories: vocal music, instrumental music, theatre arts, dance and visual/graphic arts. The awards, based on talent and academic performance, are presented each spring. Since its inception, The Pavilion Partners has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying the arts.
The 14th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction honors Jacque and Lloyd Everson for their generous support of the arts, The Pavilion and the entire community. The Eversons devote much of their time to the organizations and charities they have come to love the most. Jacque served for seven years on the Board of Directors for The Pavilion and was chairwoman of the Board’s Program Committee. She currently serves on the Development Committee for Montgomery County Youth Services, and volunteers at the international level for her Delta Gamma Fraternity where she is the current chairman of the Delta Gamma Foundation based in Columbus, OH. She speaks around the country for the Delta Gamma Foundation, focusing on donor development and fundraising. Lloyd has served in leadership capacities for numerous national organizations. He is a Presidential Appointee and member of the National Cancer Advisory Board of Directors and held the position of vice chairman and member of the Board of Directors of US Oncology, Inc., the largest healthcare service network dedicated exclusively to cancer diagnosis, treatment and research. Lloyd serves on the Interfaith Board of Directors and is the chairman of Life Beyond Cancer Foundation.
The 14th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction committee includes Chardelle Adelson, Rodney Anderson, Maryllen Blum, Joy Borneman, Sylvia Caracio, Annabelle Carrillo, Chris Carrillo, Patricia Del Bosque, Keith Ferry, Janene Hemmen, Lisa Koetting, George Lindahl, JoAnne Lowry, Kelly Messenger, Brenda Mizell, Ann Moore, Shelli Moran, Cindy Notarainni, Sandra Novak, Kathy Painter and Sol Sachs. Co-chairmen of the committee are Candi Glenn and Randy Lowry.
For more information about The Pavilion Partners 14th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction, or the Partners organization, please contact Christine Scully at 281-210-1102 or [email protected].
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Launched in 1998, The Pavilion Partners is an important part of The Pavilion and its many educational programs. Partners supports The Pavilion through fundraising for the performing arts and educational outreach programs, as well as awarding fine arts scholarships each spring. In addition to their fund-raising efforts, The Pavilion Partners provides event volunteers for performances and programs at The Pavilion throughout the year.