Tiger Ball 2015 – Enchanting China

Tiger Ball 2015

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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


Event Photos

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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Press Links

Click on the following media to read coverage of a night to remember.

PaperCity: Asia Society’s Tiger Ball: Enchanting China

Houston Chronicle: Roaring Fun Tiger Ball raised $1.3 Million for Asia Society

CultureMap Houston: Golden Dragons and Glamorous Gowns Reflect Asian Pride at Record-Breaking Tiger Ball

CultureMap Houston: Scenes from Asia Society Texas Center's 2015 Tiger Ball

Houston Business Journal: Around & About 2015

Yellow Magazine: Tiger Ball 2015

China Daily: Fosters Honored for Service to Asia Society of Texas

Lights Camera Action: Enchanting China! 2015 Tiger Ball Glorifies Culture

Voice of Asia: Asia Society’s Tiger Ball 2015 Roars Success, Sets a Record High!

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Presenting Sponsor





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.


Dunhuang (敦煌)

Ancient Buddhist paintings span the walls of the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang along the Silk Road.

Nancy C. Allen
Hushang Ansary
Louisa Stude Sarofim
United Airlines

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
Muffet Blake
Blank Rome LLP
Helen Katherine Nagge and Mel Chin
City Kitchen Catering
The James and Molly Crownover Family Foundation
Maya Dang
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
Foster LLP
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
NRG Energy
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.

CenterPoint Energy
The Alkek and Williams Foundation
Arete Foundation
Shaista and Shahzad Bashir
Frank Brown
Trammell S. Crow
JPMorgan Chase & Company
Patti and C. Richard Everett
Jessica and Louis C. Lien
Petrello Family Foundation
Sue and Randy Sim
Strake Foundation
Sarah Terry
Texas Capital Bank
Imperial Springs International Summit
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China

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Host Committee

Dorothy and Mickey Ables
Sushila and Durga Agrawal
Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen
Nancy C. Allen
Ambassador and Mrs. Hushang Ansary
Anna and Thomas Poung Au
Joni E. Baird, Chevron
Shaista and Shahzad Bashir
Felipe Bayon, BP America, Inc.
Jeff Beauchamp
Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast
Donatella and Fred Benckenstein
Christine and Evan Betzer
Muffet Blake
Susan and Dan Boggio
Karen and John Bradshaw, Sr.
Kristy and Chris Bradshaw
Pat and Dan Breen
Dolly Nguyen Brenneman
John Bretz, Anadarko
Sheila Briones, Houston Community College
Susan and Raymond Brochstein
Frank Brown
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Maggie and Bruce E. Campbell III
Diane and Mike Cannon
Shushana and Jack Castle
Lou Ann and Alexander C. Chae
Jereann Chaney
Dr. Nancy T. Chang
The Honorable Theresa and Dr. Peter Chang
Anne and Albert Chao
Tony Chase and Dr. Dina Alsowayel
Dr. Bill Chen, New Era Life Insurance
Rose H. Chen, Texas Capital Bank
Linda and Willie Chiang, Occidental
Helen Katherine Nagge and Mel Chin
John P. Cogan, Jr.
Betsy and Edward Cohen
Donna Fujimoto Cole
Deborah and Bill Colton
Brad Corson, ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures
Malinda and Alan Crain, Baker Hughes
Trammell S. Crow
Molly and James Crownover
Jay Cuclis, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Maya Dang
Rania and Jamal Daniel
Chloe Dao
William Demond
Ellen DeSanctis, ConocoPhillips
Susie and Joe Dilg
Can Dogan, The Dialogue Institute
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Diane Englet, CenterPoint Energy
Patti and C. Richard Everett
Zeina and Nijad Fares
Carl and Mary Sapp Fischer
Henrietta Holsman Fore and Richard Fore
Lily and Charles Foster, Foster LLP
Mary D. Frazier, New Era Life Insurance
Jo and Jim Furr, Gensler
Clare Attwell Glassell
Jonathon Glus and Alton LaDay
Ludmilla Golovine, MasterWord Services, Inc.
Kathy and Glen Gondo

Kathy and Marty Goossen, JPMorgan Chase
Marie and Vijay Goradia
Chris Haas, NRG Energy
Dr. Mikki Hebl and David Harvey
Claudia and David Hatcher
Kay Ikawa, United Airlines
Susan and Michael Jhin
Carol Noel King and J. Stephen King
Sima and Masoud Ladjevardian
Steve LaFredo, East West Bank
Cindy Chan and Henry Lam
Teri and Jeff Lee
Phuong and George Levan
Rochelle and Max Levit
Sabria and Kevin P. Lewis, Sidley Austin LLP
Ambassador Li Qiangmin
Shaolin Li, PetroChina
Jessica and Louis C. Lien
Stan Marek
Claudia and Mike Margolis, Blank Rome LLP
Rosine Matthews, Wells Fargo
Amrita and Prasad Menon
Yu Ming, Agricultural Bank of China
Zeenat and Iqbal Mitha
Betty and Stephen Newton, Russell Reynolds
Drs. Duyen Huynh and Tao Marc Nguyen
Katie and Patrick Oxford
Cynthia and Tony Petrello
Sylvia and Gordon Quan
Isla and T.R. Reckling III
Shelley and Jim Rice, Sidley Austin LLP
Carolyn and James L. Robertson
Nathalie and Charles Roff
Regina Rogers
Milton D. Rosenau, Jr. and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz
Kim and David Ruth, Bank of Texas
Louisa Stude Sarofim
Judith and Roy G. Shaw, Jr.
Sue and Randy Sim
Jeff Smisek, United Airlines
Leigh and Reggie Smith
Annette and George W. Strake, Jr.
Stephanie and Vican Sun
Tadashi Takasugi, Mitsubishi Corporation
Sarah E. Terry
Nanako and Dale Tingleaf
Rob Todd, Amplified Solutions
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
Susan and Gene Vaughan
Ann and Richard Vaughan
Susan Vaughan Robinson
Mary and Roger W. Wallace
Lulu Wang
Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro
Andrea and Bill White
Randa and Charles Williams
Margaret Alkek Williams
Margarida and Penn Williamson
Sandie Ho and Dr. Stephen Wong
Frank Wu, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Lynn Wyatt
Shiang-Ling and Dr. George Yang
Dr. Bing You
Julius Young, Wells Fargo
Allen Jin Zhang
Dr. Yali Zou

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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

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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.

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Related Links

Tiger Ball 2014: Celebrating Japan

Houstonia Magazine: Asia Society Texas Center Tiger Ball

CultureMap Houston: Pretty in Pink: Asia Society Texas Center Salutes Japan at Sellout Black Tie Gala

Houston Chronicle: Tiger Ball in the Pink

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Event Details

Thu 12 Mar 2015

1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901

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