Pretty in Pink, Tiger Ball Sets Record
HOUSTON, February 27, 2014 — An unforgettable evening of high style was in full bloom at Asia Society Texas Center’s magnificent Tiger Ball, one of Houston’s most anticipated social events. More than 650 elegant and illustrious guests celebrated Japan as Asia Society pulled out all the stops for a sold-out, standing-room only gala. The Texas Center’s interior spaces were beautifully transformed with pink hues typical in Japanese sakura cherry blossoms. Crowds mingled on the lawn, enjoyed sushi bites in the Grand Hall, and an irresistible auction, before savoring an exquisite dinner by City Kitchen in the Education Center, Water Garden Terrace, and Sarofim Gallery. Local taiko drummers sounded the thunderous dinner bell.
Tiger Ball 2014 grossed $840,000 for the organization and its programs, plus in-kind contributions of an additional $110,000, resulting in a record setting Tiger Ball. Co-chairs Donna Cole and Glen Gondo led the elaborate affair, while newly appointed Executive Director Bonna Kol and Deputy Director John Bradshaw, Jr. greeted guests throughout the evening. The Theater stage was the intimate setting for diners to hear and welcome the honorary Chair, His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan. After dinner, Tiger Ball guests found extraordinary desserts too good to pass up while DJ Baohaus kept the night in high gear.
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