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A Bar welcomed guests and set the stage for canada goose gilet

43rd Annual Law Gala Auction

Lawyers aim for the moon and raise nearly $600,000 at 43rd Annual University of Houston Law Gala

Provost Paula Myrick Short, Dean Leonard M. Baynes, and Peter Taaffe vice canada goose outlet chairman of the UH System Board of Regents, enjoy the evening under the gala moon and stars.

April 3, 2019 With a theme of Me to the Moon, the University of Houston Law Center was out of this world Saturday evening, beginning with a canada goose outlet england countdown to a spectacular rocket launch video and ending with a Frank Sinatra impersonator. About $579,000 was raised along the way for canada goose outlet woodbury scholarships and other programs.

gala was a terrific night! said Dean Leonard M. Baynes. was a rare opportunity for canada goose outlet miami the UHLC community alumni, faculty, staff and friends to come together and celebrate the Law Center success. It also is an important fundraiser to support the activities of the Law Center to keep it a top tier law school. Many thanks go to the gala chairs, Bob Sergesketter and Denise Castillo Rhodes, who did an outstanding job in envisioning the theme and securing donations. Also many thanks go to Hope Young and her team for flawless execution.

More than 600 alumni, faculty, cheap canada goose judges, lawyers, and friends of the Law Center filled the ballroom at the Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. A Bar welcomed guests and set the stage for canada goose gilet mens uk the night motif of canada goose baby uk moon and stars with on the floor to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon; an ice sculpture rendering of canada goose uk the proposed new Law Center building added a more earthbound touch to the dcor.

After a luxury pull and dinner, guests with paddles in hand were ready for the live auction with items ranging from a bourbon tasting dinner for 10 with Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown to weeklong vacation getaways to Colorado and Montana. The finale, and highlight of the auction, was a Golden Retriever puppy named Olivia Benson ( Order), who won the hearts of the crowd and fetched more than $12,000 for the Law Center.

Guests ended the evening with music and dancing at an after Gala party in a lounge setting that might have featured Sinatra himself in his heyday.

attendance and revenue numbers the highest in over a decade, the 2019 Law Gala was a huge success, and the energy level was through the roof, said Sergesketter asked to cheap canada goose jacket mens serve as gala chairs at a time when the law school is on the cusp of breaking ground for a new law building was a tremendous honor.

had a vision of where canada goose jacket outlet montreal we amazon uk canada goose wanted to take this gala, and we saw it come together on Saturday night. But none of this would have been possible without the generosity and hard work of our canada goose outlet in toronto past gala chairs, canada goose outlet uk the host committee, the law firms canada goose outlet black friday that sponsored the event, the alumni who donated and bid on the terrific auction prizes, and the full time UH team who made it all happen. We hope people will remember this year gala for years to come; Denise and I certainly will. In a celebration of life and legacy before the auction and musical entertainment, Justice Brown, who was recently nominated for a federal judgeship, introduced a video tribute and announced a new scholarship fund in the name of Stephen Zamora, a former Law Center dean and longtime professor who canada goose outlet store toronto passed away in July 2016.

Prior to the start of the gala, UH Law Alumni Association Award recipients were honored with a reception. Honorees introduced by Baynes, Association President Cynthia Mabry and board members are: Tom M. Kirkendall Alumnus of the Year; Gordon J. Quan, Honorary Alumnus Award; Greg. R. Vetter, Faculty Distinction Award; James M. Hetherington Law Gala Auction Award; Raj Sharma Corporate Sector Achievement Award; Alison L. Chen Private Practice Achievement Award; Sen. Royce West Public/Non Profit Sector Achievement Award; Clayton Forswall Rising Star Award; Mia Breaux Lorick Rising Star Award; Yvonne canada goose outlet store new york Ho Diversity and Inclusion Award; Ernie cheap canada goose jacket Aliseda Pro Bono/Community Service Leadership Award; King Family Foundation, Dean Award; and Susan L. Bickley President Award.

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