Huffington Award DinnerVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The 2020 recipient of the Roy M. Huffington Award for Contributions to International Understanding is Charles C. Foster. He has dedicated much of his career to the improvement of his community, through his work as a globally recognized U.S. immigration attorney in inspiring immigration reform, cultivating international understanding, and strengthening cross-cultural relationships. Sushila and Durga Agrawal, Muffet Blake, Patti and Richard Everett, Lily and Hamid Kooros, Cindy and Frank Liu, Reinnette and Stan Marek, and Soraya and Scott McClelland will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 2020 Huffington Award Dinner.
Named after Asia Society Texas Center's co-founder Roy M. Huffington, the Huffington Award distinguishes outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, welfare, and diplomacy on a global scale, and recognizes leaders who have been a major force on the international stage. It is the highest honor granted by Asia Society Texas Center. Past award recipients include President George H.W. Bush and former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III.
Please contact Janine Mae Arostique at JArostique@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9913 with any questions.
Friday, November 13, 2020
7 p.m. Program
About the Honoree
Charles C. Foster, who served as Chairman of Asia Society Texas Center for 20+ years, is Chairman of Foster LLP, one of the largest global immigration law firms. He received his Bachelors from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Charles is a Board member and the founding Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section, the past national President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Chairman of the American Bar Association Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law. Charles served as the principal advisor to President George W. Bush on U.S. immigration policy during the 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns and was an advisor on immigration policy issues to President Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign. He is also Chairman of U.S. China Partnerships, Americans for Immigration Reform, a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP) and the GHP’s Immigration Task Force. He is a member of GHP's Executive Committee and on the Board of the Houston Ballet. He was designated a “Texas Super Lawyer” from 2003 to 2020 by Texas Monthly, the “Top Notch Lawyer in Immigration” in the Texas Lawyer “Go To Lawyers Guide,” the #1 Ranked Immigration Lawyer in Texas by Chambers USA, and he was listed as one of the nation’s “20 most powerful employment attorneys” in immigration by Human Resource Executive in June 2011. He was the 2013 recipient of the Houston Bar Association’s prestigious Leon Jaworski Award and was featured in the critically acclaimed movie Mao’s Last Dancer.
About the Moderator
Dr. Anne Chao graduated from Wellesley College and received her master's and doctoral degrees from Rice University, where she is currently an adjunct lecturer in the Humanities. She is also manager of the Houston Asian American Archive. She serves on multiple advisory boards at Rice University, and sits on the boards of Wellesley College, the Cooper Union, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Endowment, among others. She is a modern Chinese historian who works on digital humanities research.
Tickets and Tables
Please click the link below for a fillable digital sponsorship form, which you may complete and return by either emailing it to JArostique@AsiaSociety.org or mailing it to the address indicated on the form. For more sponsorship information, please contact Janine Mae Arostique at JArostique@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9913.
All sponsorship options include featured logo and name placement in promotional materials and inclusion of an individual or company representative on the host committee.
Presenting Sponsor: $50,000
- Private four-course dinner for 12, catered at your home at a date of your choosing, with passed hors-d'oeuvres and curated wine pairings
- Private three-course dinner with wine and champagne for 10, catered at your home at a date of your choosing
- Eight delicious dinners with wine delivered to your and guests' homes (up to four different delivery locations)
- Six delicious dinners with wine delivered to your and guests' homes (up to three different delivery locations)
Ticket options include name listing in program and complimentary Asia Society patron membership for one year.
- Inclusion of an individual or couple on host committee
- Cheese, charcuterie, and dessert platters with wine for two, delivered to your home
- Cheese and charcuterie box with wine for two, delivered to your home
Grand Patron: $500
- Program viewing and wine delivery
Donation at Any Level:
- Program viewing
Direct Contributions to Asia Society's Programming Furthering Global Exchange
Includes logo and name placement in Huffington Award Dinner promotional materials and program, and inclusion of an individual or company representative on the host committee.
- Recognition as Asia Society's Sponsor of Business & Policy programs for one year
- Name or logo inclusion on all program-related webpages
- Recognition as Asia Society's Sponsor of Education & Outreach programs for one year
- Name inclusion on all program-related webpages
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