River Oaks Baptist School’s biennial gala – POP! 2022 – will take place on Friday, April 22, 2022, at The Post Oak Hotel (Attire: Cocktail with Color). Money raised through underwriting donations, ticket sales, silent and live auctions, wine donations, and a tuition raffle funnels through the endowment to support program excellence at ROBS. You can read more about ways to support the event by clicking on Underwriting Opportunities below.
Please contact Tany Klaes, Development Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.623.6938 x 135 with any questions.
POP! Gala Information
If you have an item or experience to donate to the 2022 POP! Gala auction, please fill out the Auction Donor Form, linked below. Completed forms must be received by February 28, 2022, to be recognized in the auction materials.
Thank you to our auction donors who have generously donated their products and services. We hope you will consider supporting them during this time in any way you can!
A Fare Extraordinaire
The Accessory Scout
Adam Ross Clothiers
Allie’s Cookie Co.
Big Ass Balloons
Cara and Knox Nunnally
Jessica and Jamil Driscoll
Espacio Pop-Up Shop
Houston QB Academy
Houston Sports Adventure
The Jolly Trolley
The Mad Potter
Memories by Nat Photography
Lisa and Josh Oren
Relish Restaurant & Bar
River Oaks Dance
Sannam W Jewelry
Gala Committee Chairs
|Gala Chairs||Lauren & Herschel Hamner
Scarlett & Scott Hankey
|Underwriting Chairs||Allison & Adam Flikerski
Chelsea & Matt Pacey
|Past Parent Underwriting Chairs||Amie & Jeff Springmeyer|
|Auction Chairs||Christina Almy, Courtney Baker, Anne Hughes|
|Auction Committee||Kadriye Alcorn, Lesley Ho, Ashley Hodges, Cheyanne Leibe, Kristen McMackin, Rachel Regan, Jennifer Roane, Krystal Thompson, Audrey White, Helen Wright|
|Class Project Chairs||Kristen Browning (PS), Natalie Synnott (LS), Winnie Riser (MS)|
|Decorations Chairs||Frani Denenburg, Alyssa Kilpatrick|
|Luncheon Chair||Lisa Oren|
|Needlepoint Chair||Erin Hall|
|Post Gala Chair||Shelly Kurtz|
|Program Chairs||Rebecca Brandt, Katherine Kapinos, Pammy Umatiya|
|Raffle Chairs||Margaret Bravo (PS), Caroline Cornett (LS), Emily Adams (MS)|
|Wine Pull Chairs||Ashley & Stephen Jones
Staci & John Donovan
Louise Carter, Compass Real Estate – Program Sponsor
Shanna and Eric Bass | Ting and John Bresnahan |Jennifer and Bubba Harkins |Anita and James Major | Crystal and Randy Wright
Sana and Wajih Effendi | Milind and Michael Javle |Mei-Jen Ho and Peter Kan | Liliana Calderon and Matthias Loebe | Appu and Amit Verma
Lauren and Bryan Athon | Margaret and Brian Bravo | Georgia and Stephen Fox |Lakshmi and Andrew Picoli | Claire and Matt Walters
Jennifer and John Barron | Kristen and Scott Browning | Randi and Pablo Hernandez Schmidt-Tophoff | Elizabeth and Thomas McConathy | Mia and Blake Rankin
Kari and David Beck | Courtney and Jeff Butler | Shannon and Clay Carroll | Meredith and Ben Marshall | Amanda and Stephen Olson
Sarah Jane and Ross Canion | Lucy and Fowler Carter | Frani and David Denenburg | Michelle and Brandon Holcomb | Alyssa and Brian Kilpatrick
Ryan and Jennifer Caughey | Mary and Weston O’Black | Erika and John Toussaint | Alexandra White and Jason Dunahoe | Tamara and Mike Woods
Kadriye and Avery Alcorn | Erin and Michael Breen | Tany and Chaz Klaes | Liz and Adam Ross | Becky and Jamie Stehle
Emily and Davis Adams | Christina and Matthew Almy | Staci and John Donovan | Melissa and Jason Holton | Chelsea and Matt Pacey
Kristi and Corey Johnson | Catherine and Edward Lee | Kavitha and Devesh Pandya | Deepi and Shamsher Sidhu | Jennifer and Hap Weitzel
Marissa and Robby Avery | Margot and John Athon | Juliana and Dan Chervanick | Libby Hudacek | Jennifer and Kyle Roane | Scarlett and Scott Hankey
Jenna and Harris Junell | Lucy and Kevin Leonard | Kristen and Brian McMackin | Martha and Tom Paterson | Reagan and Mike Wellins
Jill and Stirling Bomar | Theresa and Jeff Eaton | Eryn and Stephen Ebaugh | Alex and Anthony Heins | Meredith and John Stilwell
Claire and Tyler Day | Cara and Knox Nunnally | Elise and Evans Swann | Kristen and Michael Weekley | Caroline and Ward Williams
Louise and Park Carter | Allison and Hunt Harper | Meg and Preston Kamin | Jennifer and Will Monteleone | Ashley and Nathan Yates
Taylor and Clint Bawcom | Allison and Adam Flikerski | Melissa and Matt Morris | Andrea and Paul Stewart
Olivia and William Benitez | Stacey and Mark Breckell | Suzanne and Ben Hines | Kandace and Ryan Moon | Yvette Tan and Adrian Sackett
Alexandra and Anthony Borreca | Courtney and Austin Brooks | Lesley and Washington Ho | Christina and Ignacio Scuseria | Melissa and William Steele
Sandy Tate Stokes
Tatiana and Craig Massey
POP! 2022 Gala Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to know about the 2022 River Oaks Baptist School POP! Gala?
The gala is an important (and FUN!) biennial fundraising event for River Oaks Baptist School. Typically, between 600 and 800 people attend this event. The 2022 gala will take place on Friday, April 22, 2022 at The Post Oak Hotel. Cocktails will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. The attire is Cocktail with Color.
This festive and colorful evening is open to the entire River Oaks Baptist School community and will feature a silent and live auction, tuition raffle, seated dinner and entertainment by the “80’s cover band like no other” – Flashback Heart Attack. Proceeds go to support continued excellence at ROBS through the endowment.
- I am new to ROBS and don’t know a lot of people. I would like to attend the gala. What do I do? Who do I sit with?
We are thrilled for you to join us! You have several options. First, you can reach out to your New Family Circle for advice on how to form a table. You can also reach out to your Class Parent or other families in your child’s class to see if they want to go in on a table together. Another option is to purchase individual tickets, and we will do our best to seat you at a table with other fun parents/ticket holders in your child’s grade!
- I have found people to split a table with. Does one person need to buy the whole table?
One couple does not need to purchase the whole table. It is best for each couple to purchase its portion of the table separately. That way each couple will receive a tax benefit. When you purchase your spots, please be sure to indicate the names of the other people at your table in the space provided. Please note that for split tables, we must receive payment from ALL purchasers before a table will be assigned. If payments are not received prior to March 25, 2022, purchasers will be considered individual ticket holders.
- How much are tables and tickets? How many people can sit at a table?
Andy Warhol: $25,000 (12 people)
Roy Lichtenstein: $15,000 (10 people)
Marisol: $10,000 (10 people)
Banksy: $5,000 (10 people)
Jasper Johns: $500 (individual tickets)
- How do I reserve a table/ticket?
You may reserve your table/ticket online at www.robs.org/giving/gala or contact Tany Klaes, Development Associate, at email@example.com or 713-623-6938 x 135.
- I can’t attend the gala. Can I still participate in the auction?
Absolutely! The silent auction will be online through Greater Giving. Bidding will open on Monday, April 18 at 8:00 am. We will send out a link to start bidding. You may also pre-register your credit card at robs.ejoinme.org/registeryourcreditcard.