Tiger Ball 2015 – Enchanting China
Tiger Ball 2015 was an elegant evening to remember. Asia Society patrons took a journey through Enchanting China, honoring long-time Texas Center Chairman Charles C. Foster and his wife Lily Chen Foster. With 700 in attendance, this festive night celebrated the 35th Anniversary of Asia Society in Houston, including a special commemorative print program to make the evening all the more special.
Chairs: Anne and Albert Chao with Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron
Presenting Sponsor: Chevron
For information on Tiger Ball 2016, please contact John Bradshaw, Jr. at 713.496.9904 or JBradshaw@AsiaSociety.org
Click here to peruse the photos for Tiger Ball 2015 – Enchanting China. From back tie elegance to formal gowns, traditional Chinese fare to modern takes on Asian classics, Tiger Ball glitters with fashion.
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Sponsorship levels reflect natural and manmade landmarks which collectively contribute to the enchantment of greater China.
Great Wall (长城)
This architectual feature and longtime beacon of national pride is steeped in historic value.
Anne and Albert Chao | Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation
Forbidden City (故宫)
The imperial palace in Beijing symbolizes unparalleled national power and prestige.
Ancient Buddhist paintings span the walls of the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang along the Silk Road.
Nancy C. Allen
Louisa Stude Sarofim
Terracotta Soldiers (兵马俑)
Ancient, life-size sentries in Xi’an stand watch over the tomb of China’s first emperor.
Sushila and Durga Agrawal
Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen
Blank Rome LLP
Helen Katherine Nagge and Mel Chin
City Kitchen Catering
The James and Molly Crownover Family Foundation
East West Bank
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron | Rice University
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Prime Living Magazine
Wells Fargo Bank
Sun Moon Lake (日月潭)
Tranquil and serene, Taiwan’s largest body of water is dotted with shoreline temples and stunning scenery.
Agricultural Bank of China, New York Branch
Amplified Solutions | Rob Todd
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Asia Chemical Corporation
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Bank of Texas
BP America, Inc.
Leslie and Brad Bucher | Leigh and Reggie Smith
Teri and Jeff Lee | Diane and Mike Cannon
Cogan & Partners LLP
Bill and Deborah Colton
Era Group, Inc. | Kristy and Chris Bradshaw
Gardere Wynn Sewell LLP | Lou Ann and Alexander C. Chae
Dr. Mikki Hebl and David Harvey | Stan Marek and Marek Families
Claudia and David Hatcher
The Levant Foundation
Rochelle and Max Levit
New Era Life Insurance Companies
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Isla and T.R. Reckling III
Carolyn and James L. Robertson
Nathalie and Charles Roff
Milton D. Rosenau, Jr. and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz
Russell Reynolds Associates
Sidley Austin LLP
Tang Family Foundation
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Allen Jin Zhang
Yellow Mountain (黄山)
Named for the reputed ancestor of the Chinese people Mount Huangshan stands triumphant over Anhui Province.
The Alkek and Williams Foundation
Shaista and Shahzad Bashir
Trammell S. Crow
JPMorgan Chase & Company
Patti and C. Richard Everett
Jessica and Louis C. Lien
Petrello Family Foundation
Sue and Randy Sim
Texas Capital Bank
Imperial Springs International Summit
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China
Dorothy and Mickey Ables
Kathy and Marty Goossen, JPMorgan Chase
The Tiger Ball Auction presented a fantastic array of items from world travel to fine dining, artistic treasures to one-of-a-kind specials. On offer this year was the following:
- Original work by leading artist Mel Chin
- Haute Couture Gown by Project Runway wining fashion designer Chloe Dao
- Photographs of China by acclaimed photojournalist Eve Arnold
- China Vacation with a stay at the exclusive Imperial Springs Resort in Guangzhou
- International Airfare from United Airlines
- Exclusive dinner with Ambassador Li Qiangmin, Consul General of China
- Dinner with Rice University President David Leebron and First Lady Y. Ping Sun
- Catered Dinner by City Kitchen, one of Houston’s top catering companies
7:00 pm Reception
8:00 pm Seated Dinner
9:30 pm Dessert & Dancing
Black tie or national dress.
Valet parking at the corner of Southmore and Caroline.