64th Anniversary Gala Benefiting Young Audiences of Houston

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 · 6:00 – 9:00 pm · St. Regis Hotel



Linda and W. Carl Glaw, Jr.


Event Chairs

Kelly and Jay Gerstenhaber


Arts Education Awardee

 Dr. LaTonya Goffney, Aldine ISD


Master of Ceremonies

Art Rascon


Grab your Ruby Red Slippers! On Thursday, April 23, 2020, Young Audiences of Houston will host their 64th Anniversary Gala: A Night in Oz at the St. Regis Hotel as it is transformed into the Emerald City, raising critically-needed funds for the organization. The event provides support to the arts-in-education programs, collaborations, and services we offer to over 221,935 PK-12 youth each year. As a sponsor or underwriter, you will be playing a key role in supporting and advocating for equitable access to the arts for so many children who do not have these life-changing opportunities.

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Linda and W. Carl Glaw, Jr.

2020 Honorees

Linda and W. Carl Glaw, Jr. are philanthropists and advocates for education for Houston youth. [LEARN MORE]


Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney

2020 Arts Education Awardee

Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney serves as the Superintendent for the Aldine Independent School District. [LEARN MORE]

Host Committee

Leslie and Jack Blanton

Marie and Tom Curry

Catherine Dameris

Lillian Flurry

Crystal Frommert

Jack Glaw

Barbara Gordon

Joanie and Don Haley

Tracy and Ken Janda

Carey Jordan and Brian Simmons

Joshua King

Allysia Kizzee

Amy and Rob Pierce

Judy Liu and Jack Price

April and Wells McGee

Shirley and John Meredith

Josie and Phil Morgan

Susan and Edward Osterberg

Sanvita Sample and Ankit Duggal

Katy and Michael Sharp

Ellen C.L. Simmons

Katherine Veletsos

Young Audiences of Houston is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. All proceeds from the evening will benefit Young Audiences of Houston's community outreach programs that annually impact over 220,000 children in schools, community centers, libraries, juvenile detention centers, and hospitals in the greater Houston region.

Phone: 713.520.9267

Office: 4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 230, Houston, TX 77027

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