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Nora’s Home ‘Giving Back to the Future’ Gala


Friday, May 05, 2017 | 7 p.m. Add to Calendar

Save the Date: Nora’s Home “Giving Back to the Future” Gala to Benefit Transplant Patients and Families Presented by Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana; Brigitte and Bashar Kalai with Amerapex Corporation

Nora’s Home will host its 6th annual gala themed “Giving Back to the Future” on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston. The event will benefit Nora’s Home facility and programs that provide care, education, and support for transplant patients and their families. Guests are encouraged to dress in cocktail or “Back to the Future” attire. Nora’s Home for transplant patients and their families collaborates with many of the Texas Medical Center’s health care providers and hospitals to make Houston the national leader in caring for patients facing the unique challenges of end-stage organ disease and transplantation. The home has provided close to 15,000 stays to over 600 different patients and their families from across the U.S. since opening its doors in 2013. Currently, Nora’s Home is only able to accommodate one out of every five requests for lodging due to the high demand and its exceptional reputation.

Gala Chairs Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana will welcome guests to a futuristic evening with a live performance by iLuminate, a combination of state-of-the-art technology with electrifying entertainers creating the ultimate in the dark performing arts experience. iLuminate was called the “best new act in America” during its run on America’s Got Talent in 2011. The evening will also include a private casino room, a live auction with curated luxury packages, a DJ spinning hits from the ‘80s and a raffle where guests will have a chance to win a stainless steel 1981 DeLorean. To participate in the raffle, guests can purchase a ticket for $50. Funds generated by the raffle will also support Nora’s Home facility and programs.

The 2017 Nora’s Home gala honorees are Lynda Underwood and her late husband, David. As chairman of the Texas Medical Center Board of Directors for decades, David gave back to future generations through his charitable and collaborative work. The philanthropic couple will be honored for their past contributions that continue to support the Houston community into the future. Nora’s Home is equally pleased to announce that Margaret Alkek Williams will serve as the gala’s honorary chair.

“Nora’s Home gala is a fun-filled event attended by over 600 friends of the foundation,” said Kayla Lehmann, Executive Director of Nora’s Home. “Proceeds from the evening will help support the Adopt-A-Family fund which provides financial support for families who cannot afford to pay the minimal nightly fee.”

Nora’s Home invites everyone to support and contribute to the transplant community in the Texas Medical Center by purchasing a sponsorship or tickets to the gala.

• $50,000 – Past, Present, Future (2 Tables for 10)

• $25,000 – Speed of Light (Table for 10)

• $15,000 – Quantum Physics (Table for 10)

• $10,000 – Time Machine (Table for 10)

• $5,000 – Gigawatt (Table for 10)

• $3,000 – Speedometer (Table for 10)

• $500 – Clock Tower (Individual Ticket)

For information on how to purchase sponsorship benefits and opportunities or for information on the DeLorean raffle, please call Natalie Lencioni Raymer at 832-831-3721, email gala@norashome.org or visit www.norashome.org.

WHEN: Friday, May 5, 2017 7 p.m.

WHERE: Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston 2222 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027


Location

Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

2222 West Loop South

Contact

Natalie Lencioni Raymer

832-831-3721