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U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Roy M. Huffington Award for Contributions to International Understanding, to be presented at the annual Huffington Award Luncheon on October 18. Serving as the luncheon's Co-chairs are Charles C. Foster and Patrick C. Oxford.

The Huffington Award Luncheon recognizes an individual who has been a major force on the international stage. Named for the Houston oilman and former ambassador who played a leading role in creating Asia Society Texas Center, the Roy M. Huffington Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Texas Center.

Former recipients include President George H.W. Bush; Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr.; former ExxonMobil CEO and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; Mr. and Mrs. George Strake; Robert Mosbacher, Sr.; Mayor Bill White; Washington SyCip; Gordon M. Bethune; and The Honorable Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore.

Please contact Regina Agu at [email protected] or 713.496.9907 with any questions.

 

Schedule

VIP Reception: 10:30 am (only for table sponsors and VIP ticket holders)
Registration: 11:30 am
Luncheon: 12:00 pm

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About the Honoree

Kevin Brady is Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee — considered by many to be the most powerful committee in Congress with jurisdiction over taxes, health care, Social Security, Medicare, international trade and welfare.

A champion of free enterprise and American-made energy, Brady’s focus is creating jobs, reducing Washington spending and sunsetting obsolete federal agencies. Brady previously served as chairman of the influential Health Subcommittee for the House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman, he focused on ensuring a strong, free market in the nation's health care industry and look for ways to increase the quality of health care, while keeping costs low.

As the former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, Brady has been a GOP leader on economic issues — opposing the President’s stimulus and fighting White House efforts to raise taxes on families, small businesses and American energy producers.

Until 2013, Brady was the leader of the Trade Subcommittee and led the successful effort to pass new sales agreements with Panama, South Korea and Colombia – and he served as the White House point man on the successful passage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. On the Social Security Subcommittee, Brady fought to preserve this important program for future generations once and for all.

Prior to his election to Congress, Brady worked as a chamber of commerce executive for 18 years and served six years in the Texas House of Representatives where he was named one of the Ten Best Legislators for Families & Children. In 1994 he was named one of Five Outstanding Young Texans.

In order to stay close to the people he represents, Brady never moved to Washington. He lives in Montgomery County with his wife Cathy and his two sons Will (18) and Sean (15) — and has logged nearly two million miles commuting to Congress each week. Kevin is an original Hometown Hero of The Woodlands, a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary and a Distinguished Alumni of the University of South Dakota. He and his family attend Saints Simons and Jude Catholic Church.

 

Tickets and Tables

A letter acknowledging your contribution will be sent to person(s) in which your gift was made in honor of. Please complete this form and return it via mail or click the ticketing link below. For more sponsorship information, please contact Regina Agu at 713.496.9907 or [email protected].

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∨ Show sponsorship levels and benefits

Presenting Sponsor: $50,000

  • Public recognition from podium at luncheon
  • Featured logo and name placement in promotional materials and on-site signage
  • Inclusion of an individual/company representative on event host committee
  • Two seats at the speaker’s table
  • Admission for all guests to the pre-luncheon VIP reception
  • Two priority luncheon tables (seating for 20)

Founders: $25,000

  • Public recognition from podium at luncheon
  • Featured logo and name placement in promotional materials and on-site signage
  • Inclusion of an individual/company representative on event host committee
  • One seat at the speaker’s table.
  • Admission for all guests to the pre-luncheon VIP reception
  • One priority luncheon table (seating for ten)

Benefactors: $10,000

  • Logo and name placement in promotional materials and on-site signage
  • Inclusion of an individual/company representative on event host committee
  • Admission for all guests to the pre-luncheon VIP reception
  • One priority luncheon table (seating for ten)

Ambassadors: $5,000

  • Logo and name placement in promotional materials and on-site signage
  • Inclusion of an individual/company representative on event host committee
  • Admission for four guests to the pre-luncheon VIP reception
  • One priority luncheon table (seating for ten) OR sponsorship of two tables for students

Chairmen: $2,500

  • Name placement in promotional materials and on-site signage
  • Inclusion of an individual/company representative on event host committee
  • Admission for two guests to the pre-luncheon VIP reception
  • One luncheon table (seating for ten) OR sponsorship of one table for students

Presidents: $1,000

  • Name listing in the event program
  • Admission for two to the pre-luncheon VIP reception
  • Priority luncheon seating for two

Grand Patron (VIP): $500

  • Individual listing in the event program
  • Admission for one to the pre-luncheon VIP reception
  • Priority luncheon seating for one

Individual: $150-$200

  • Luncheon seating for one

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Event Details

Wed 18 Oct 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Hilton Americas Houston
1600 Lamar St.
Houston, TX 77010

General Seating: $150 Members, $200 Nonmembers, VIP Seating: $500 and $1,000, Tables: $2,500 and up.