Record Attendees Support the Arts at The Pavilion Partners 24th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS — The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, held the 24th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction March 24 on The Pavilion’s Main Stage. This year’s exclusive dinner welcomed a record number of guests and raised a record amount to fund scholarships for local students pursuing the fine arts in higher education.

In addition to fine food and wine provided by Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar and Flora Springs Napa Valley Family Estate, the evening featured complimentary valet parking, incredible live auction items and an exciting raffle donated by Robichau's Jewelry. The event also spotlighted a special performance by Matthew Nell, an accomplished pianist and percussionist composer, as well as past Pavilion Partners scholarship recipient, currently pursuing a fine arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin.

“This year’s Wine Dinner was a huge success thanks to the incredible generosity of all those who attended and contributed,” said Jeff Young, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “The impact of this event will have a profound and lasting value in The Pavilion’s efforts to serve the community through its fine arts scholarship funding.”

The annual Wine Dinner continues a tradition of raising funds for scholarships awarded to local high school students planning to study in the arts in college. Since its inception in 2004, The Pavilion Partners has awarded more than $2.2 million in fine arts scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to students in the following categories: vocal music, instrumental music, theater arts, dance, visual arts and computer graphic arts. The awards, based on talent and academic performance, are presented each spring.

The Pavilion is thankful for the generous contributions made by the Wine Dinner's returning Grand Patrons - Insperity and American Communications Construction. The event also wouldn't be possible without the support of its sponsors and underwriters including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar; Flora Springs Napa Valley Family Estate; Sylvia Caracio; Cindy and John Hageman; Lisa and Fred Koetting; Michelle and Dennis Leary; Kim and Galen Neill; Sue and Kent Pagel; Woodforest National Bank; Sharon and Bob Abendschein; BubbleUp LLC; Jacque and Dr. Lloyd Everson; Montgomery County Constable Ryan Gable; Angela Mary and Doug Hazlett; Howard Hughes; Jill and Brent Krueger; Elizabeth and Colter Lewis; Maryann and Bryce Mannen; Oxy; Richmond Realty Group; Silver Eagle Distributors Houston; Western Midstream; Chardelle Adelson; Cyndi Brandt; Mita and Manoj Desai; Mark Folkes; The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts; George Lindahl; Kara and John Morin; Sonya and Roger Nicholson; Cindy Notarainni; Rosemary Rodd; Sewell; Dr. Ann and Jerry Snyder; and, Jill and Jeff Swift.

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Launched in 1998, The Pavilion Partners is an important part of The Pavilion. Partners supports The Pavilion through fund-raising 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.