Huffington Award Luncheon

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Advance registration for this program has closed. Please contact Cori Capetillo at 713.496.9917 or CCapetillo@AsiaSociety.org with any questions.

 

Gerald D. Hines, Founder and Chairman of Hines, is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Roy M. Huffington Award for Contributions to International Understanding, to be presented at the annual Huffington Award Luncheon on October 7. Serving as the luncheon's Honorary Co-Chairs are President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush and The Honorable Charles W. Duncan and Mrs. Anne Duncan. ABC-TV news anchor Melanie Lawson will be the luncheon's Mistress of Ceremonies.

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 Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush; Jon Huntsman, Jr.; 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.

 

Schedule

Guests check-in located outside the Ballroom of the Americas on the second floor of Hilton Americas-Houston.

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

Mr. Hines founded his namesake firm in Houston in 1957. Since then, Hines has steadily grown into a global powerhouse in real estate investment, development and management. As a co-owner, along with his son Jeffrey, he sits on the firm's executive committee, participates in new business and investor relationships and advises the firm's regions on architectural excellence.

Hines graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and later received an honorary doctorate from the school. He is a frequent guest lecturer at major universities and a sought-after speaker at industry events. Hines is a recipient of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionary Urban Development and an honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Among his proudest accomplishments are the support of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston and the establishment of the ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.

 

Tickets and Tables

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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: $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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Steering Committee

Brenda and John H. Duncan, Sr.
Chinhui and Eddie Allen
David Harvey, Jr.
Mindy and Jeff Hildebrand
Wendy and Jeff Hines
Sis and Hasty Johnson
Yvonne and Walter E. Johnson
Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron
Katherine and Jeffrey Benton Love
Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wally Wilson
Ed and Ellen Randall

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Host Committee

Sushila and Dr. Durga D. Agrawal
Chinhui and Eddie Alen
Nancy C. Allen
Mary C. Blake
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Dougal Cameron
Rose Chen
Cheryl F. Clayton
Betsy Cohen
Brad W. Corson
Jay Cuclis
Rania and Jamal Daniel
Anne and Charles Duncan, Jr.
Brenda and John H. Duncan, Sr.
William Elser
Nanette Finger
Art Gensler
Kathy and Marty Goossen
David Harvey, Jr.
Mindy and Jeff Hildebrand
Wendy and Jeff Hines
Kay Ikawa
Sis and Hasty Johnson
Yvonne and Walter E. Johnson
Kevin and Sabria Lewis
Katherine and Jeffrey Benton Love
John D. Lunn
Rosine Matthews
Reinnette and Stan Marek
David A. Modesett
Cynthia and Tony Petrello
Ann and Hugh Roff
Louisa Stude Sarofim
Al Vickers
Larry Whaley

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Sponsors

FOUNDERS

D.E. Harvey Builders
Anne and Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Hines Corporation
Louisa Stude Sarofim
Texas Monthly - Official Magazine
United Airlines - Official Magazine

BENEFACTORS

Nancy C. Allen
Mary C. Blake
Eagle Global Advisors
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Katherine and Jeffrey Benton Love

AMBASSADORS

BP America, Inc.
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Rania and Jamal Daniel
The Hildebrand Fund
Houston Methodist
The Marek Family
Memorial Hermann
Petrello Family Foundation
Ann and Hugh Roff
Vega Energy Partners, Ltd.

CHAIRMEN

Sushila and Dr. Durga D. Agrawal
Amegy Bank
Cameron Management
Cardno Haynes Whaley
Betsy Cohen
Brenda and John H. Duncan, Sr.
Jerry and Nanette Finger Family Foundation
Gensler
Kathy and Marty Goossen | JPMorgan Foundation
Sis and Hasty Johnson
Kendall/Heaton Associates
Sabria and Kevin Lewis | Sidley Austin, LLP
Texas Capital Bank
University of Houston
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
Wells Fargo Bank

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Related Links

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Award Luncheon Honors Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO

Rice University President Receives Asia Society's Top Honor

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Event Details

Fri 07 Oct 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Hilton Americas Houston 1600 Lamar St. Houston, TX 77010
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General Seating: $150 Members, $200 Nonmembers, VIP Seating: $500 and $1,000, Tables: $2,500 and up.
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