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Tiger Ball 2014

Tiger Ball 2014

Schedule | Auction Preview | Gala Leadership | Sponsors | Host Committee | Related Links

Tiger Ball 2014 is SOLD OUT.
To reach the Asia Society Texas Center Development Office, please contact Bronwyn Walker at [email protected].

 

Schedule

Reception: 6:00 pm
Seated Dinner: 7:30 pm
Dessert & Dancing: 9:00 pm

Black tie or national dress.
Valet parking available on Southmore directly in front of the Texas Center.

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Auction Preview

World travel, fine dining, and artistic treasures await. The Big Board Auction has a fantastic array of items from United Airlines, Toshiba, Imperial Hotel Tokyo, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, City Kitchen Catering, Rice University, and recent works from the Asia Society Texas Center exhibition, Between History and New Horizons.

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Gala Leadership

Honorary Chair
His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan

Chairs
Donna Cole and Glen Gondo

Presenting Sponsor
United Airlines

Sponsorship Committee
Nancy C. Allen
Trammell S. Crow
Tatsuo Doko, Toshiba International Corporation
Lily and Charles C. Foster
Kay Ikawa, United Airlines
Merrill and Joseph A. Hafner
J.J. Naoki, Satake USA
Natsui Okano, Mitsui & Co.
Bradley J. Richards, Haynes & Boone, LLP
Akemi and Yasuhiko Saitoh
Miwa Sakashita and John R. Stroehlein, MD
Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron

Media Sponsors
PaperCity
Prime Living Magazine

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Sponsors

Giving levels reflect hanakotoba (花言葉), the Japanese language of flowers, which endows certain plants with rich symbolism.

Cherry Blossom (桜)

In Japan, sakura (cherry blossom) denote kindness. Cherry blossom trees have long symbolized Japan-U.S. friendship.

  • Nancy C. Allen
  • Louisa Stude Sarofim
  • United Airlines

Peony (牡丹)

Lush and fragrant, botan (peony) represents bravery and is used as a medicinal treatment.

  • City Kitchen Catering

Lotus (蓮華)

Perhaps the best-known flower associated with Asia, renge (lotus) symbolizes purity in Japanese tradition.

  • Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen
  • Muffet Blake
  • BP Americas, Inc.
  • Cole Chemical
  • ConocoPhillips
  • ExxonMobil
  • Friends of Donna Cole
  • Kathy and Glen Gondo

Iris (菖蒲)

The ayame (iris) represents loyalty and has captured the attention of artists throughout the ages.

  • Sushila and Durga Agrawal
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Baker Hughes Incorporated
  • Dr. Lilia D. Khakimova and C. Robert Bunch
  • Anne and Albert Chao, Westlake Chemical Corporation
  • Trammell S. Crow
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • Goodman
  • Claudia and David Hatcher
  • Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
  • Mitsui & Co.
  • New Era Life Insurance Companies
  • Carolyn and James Robertson
  • Milton D. Rosenau, Jr. and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz *
  • Russell Reynolds Associates
  • Satake USA
  • Tang Family Foundation
  • Texas Central Railway
  • Nanako and Dale Tingleaf *
  • Toshiba International Corporation
  • Vinson & Elkins, LLP

* Shared sponsorships

Camellia (椿)

With lush blossoms in vibrant colors, the tsubaki (camellia) denotes romantic love and longing.

  • His Highness The Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States
  • Asia Chemical Corporation
  • Bank of America
  • W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation
  • The Campbell Family
  • Diane and Mike Cannon *
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • John P. Cogan, Jr.
  • FosterQuan LLP
  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Teri and Jeff Lee *
  • Y. Ping Sun and David W. Leebron, Rice University
  • NRG Energy
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • The Takashima Family
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • Ann Wales
  • Wells Fargo Bank

* Shared sponsorships

Lavender (ラベンダー)

Rabendā (lavender) denotes faithfulness.

  • Anna and Thomas Poung Au
  • Shahzad and Shaista Bashir
  • Leslie and Brad Bucher
  • Chevron
  • Jerry Ann Woodfin-Costa and Victor Costa
  • Carl and Mary Sapp Fisher
  • Henrietta Holsman Fore and Richard Fore
  • Lily and Charles C. Foster
  • The Marie and Vijay P. Goradia Foundation
  • Betsy and Fred Griffin
  • Merill and Joseph A. Hafner
  • Carol Noel King and J. Stephen King
  • Sushila and Dr. Ninan Mathew
  • Trini Mendenhall
  • Petrello Family Foundation
  • Port of Houston Authority
  • Nathalie and Charles Roff
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
  • Leigh and Reggie Smith
  • Strake Foundation
  • Miwa Sakashita and Dr. John Stroehlein
  • Sumitomo Corporation of America
  • Sarah E. Terry
  • Stephanie and Frank Tsuru
  • Susy and Jack Wadsworth
  • Mary and Roger W. Wallace

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HOST COMMITTEE

Sushila and Durga Agrawal
Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen
Catherine Anspon, PaperCity
Anna and Thomas Poung Au
Kei Ayukama, Imperial Hotel Tokyo
Joni E. Baird, Chevron
Shahzad and Shaista Bashir
Felipe Bayon, BP Americas
Jeff Beauchamp
Laura Bellows, W.S. Bellows Construction Corporation
Muffet Blake
John Bretz, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Dr. Lilia D. Khakimova and C. Robert Bunch
Maggie and Bruce E. Campbell, III
Diane and Mike Cannon
Lou Ann and Alexander C. Chae, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Jereann Chaney
Dr. Nancy T. Chang
Anne and Albert Chao
Dr. Bill Chen, New Era Life Insurance Companies
Rose Chen, Texas Capital Bank
Linda and Willie Chiang, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
John P. Cogan, Jr.
Jerry Ann Woodfin-Costa and Victor Costa
Malinda and Alan Crain, Baker Hughes Incorporated
Greg Crowe, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking Group
Robert Eckels, Texas Central Railway
Colin Eddington, MetLife
Diane Englet, CenterPoint Energy
Nanette and Jerry Finger
Carl and Mary Sapp Fisher
Mary D. Frazier, New Era Life Insurance Companies
Henrietta Holsman Fore and Richard Fore
Jo and Jim Furr, Gensler
Aftab Ghesani, His Highness The Aga Khan Council for the Southwestern United States
Kathy and Marty Goossen, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Marie and Vijay Goradia
Betsy and Fred Griffin
Chris Haas, NRG Energy
Barbara and Wayne A. Harms, ExxonMobil
Claudia and David Hatcher
Takayuki Inoue, Goodman
Dr. I.M. Jawdat
Masato Kato, JGC
John Y. Kim, Wells Fargo Global Bank
Carol Noel King and J. Stephen King
Ryan M. Lance, ConocoPhillips
Teri and Jeff Lee
Sabria and Kevin P. Lewis, Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Gina and Carl Luna, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Sushila and Dr. Ninan Mathew
Trini Mendenhall
Zeenat and Iqbal Mitha, Prime Living Magazine
Rishma Visram Mohamed and Akbar Mohamed
Betty and Stephen Newton, Russell Reynolds Associates
Cynthia and Antony Petrello
Sylvia and Gordon Quan, FosterQuan LLP
Carolyn and James Robertson
Nathalie and Charles Roff
Milton D. Rosenau, Jr. and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz
Louisa Stude Sarofim
Niloy Shah, BP Americas
Jeff Smisek, United Airlines
Leigh and Reggie Smith
Annette and George W. Strake, Jr.
Jiro Takashima
Sarah E. Terry and Philip L. Terry-Torgerson
Stephanie and Frank Tsuru
Susy and Jack Wadsworth
Ann Wales
Mary and Roger W. Wallace
Lori and Don Wallette, ConocoPhillips
Dr. and Mrs. George Yang, Asia Chemical Corporation

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Related Links

Houston Chronicle: Asia Society Hosts Colorful Tiger Ball
Houston Chronicle: Japanese Government Honors Glen Gondo

Hum Magazine: The Sushi King Glen Gondo

Click here for information on last year's Tiger Ball.

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Event Details

27 February 2014
6:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901