River Oaks Baptist School Biennial Gala

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 tklaes@robs.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.

Auction Donor Form

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

Bounce Hydration

Brookstreet BBQ

Buckley Performance

Cara and Knox Nunnally


Code Ninjas

Colores Collective

Connor Cook

Jessica and Jamil Driscoll

Espacio Pop-Up Shop

Houston QB Academy

Houston Sports Adventure

The Jolly Trolley

The Mad Potter


Maria Alcorn

Memories by Nat Photography

Michelle Ngo

Miron Crosby

Motiv Fitness

Lisa and Josh Oren

Relish Restaurant & Bar

Leanne Reynolds

River Oaks Dance

ROBS Library

Sannam W Jewelry

Amy Womack

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

Kerry Bollman

Sandy Tate Stokes

Tatiana and Craig Massey

POP! 2022 Gala Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  1. 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!

  1. 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.

  1. 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)

  1. 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 tklaes@robs.org or 713-623-6938 x 135.

  1. 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.

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