2008 Treasures of Texas Gala
Venue: Westin Galleria Ballroom
|Event Date/Time: May 15, 2008||End Date/Time: May 15, 2008|
|Registration Date: May 13, 2008|
annual fundraiser and celebration. Each year at the Gala, we present our highest honor, the Ima Hogg Award, to an individual whose leadership and community service mirror Miss Hoggâ€™s personal mission â€œto enrich, enlarge and enlighten the understanding of people everywhere.â€ This year, the prestigious Ima Hogg Award will be presented to Tom and Carolyn Hamilton. Tom and Carolyn founded NAMI Metropolitan Houston and the Childrenâ€™s Mental Health Action Network, bringing a child and adolescent focus to NAMI.
The Gala will also feature Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. as the keynote speaker. Dr. Perry lives in Houston and has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in childrenâ€™s mental health and the neurosciences. His work is frequently referenced in prominent documentaries, magazines, and newspapers, and he is a familiar guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and the major cable and network news broadcasts. An international authority on issues relating to mental health, his insight and expertise is certain to inform and inspire.
This year's Honorary Chairs are the Honorable and Mrs. George H.W. Bush and the Honorable and Mrs. Bill White. The event Chairs will be Johnny and Betty Rutherford. Johnny Rutherford is a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500.