21st Annual Twilight Gala

Save the Date

Friday, November 20, 2015 
from 6:30 pm - 11 pm

at the Houstonian Hotel
111 N Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77024

Please join us for the 21st annual Nature Discovery Center Twilight Gala, helping the greater Houston community discover, enjoy and value nature. For nearly three decades, the Nature Discovery Center has been sparking interest in science and nature, developing critical thinking tools, enriching educational opportunities for children, improving the teaching of science for teachers, and nourishing the inquiring minds of hundreds of thousands of people, particularly children.

We invite you to be an early seedling by becoming an underwriter of the Nature Discovery Center Gala!

This year’s Twilight Gala fetes all that is new and renewed at the Center. From the fresh renovation of the 89-year-old Henshaw House to the renewal of the grounds for all of those that spend time in the four-acre outdoor classroom, Russ Pitman Park.

2014 Twilight Gala


We sincerely appreciate your generosity and support, and we look forward to seeing you on November 21st. If you are unable to join us at Turning A New Leaf, please consider making a donation to the Nature Discovery Center.

2014 Gala Chairs
Aileen & Andy McCormick

Auction Chairs
Kristin Berry
Eileen Shults

Tom Koch

Host Committee
Cathy & David Beathard
Vicki & John Brentin
Dr. Johnnie & Winfred Frazier
Jeryl & Jeff Golub
Brenda & Nick Lanza
Pat & Bob Lunn
Barbara & Don Ostdiek
Marci Rosenberg
& Ben Samuels
Cindy & Bob Siegel
Lynne Skinner

Gala Underwriters as of 10/2/2014

$10,000 - Live Oak

  • Aileen and Andy McCormick Family Fund

$5,000 - Southern Magnolia

  • Patricia and Robert Lunn
  • Kusum and K. Cody Patel / Anat and Jay Zeidman

$2,500 - Cherry Laurel

  • Jamie and Robert Allen / Lynne Skinner
  • Cathy and David Beathard
  • Bellaire Young Mothers
  • Vicki and John Brentin / Porter Hedges LLP
  • John Carloss / Venetian Blind Carpet One
  • Brenda and Greg Cauthen
  • Chris and Jim Copeland
  • Ben Cowan / Locke Lord LLP
  • Lisa and Steve Derenthal
  • EuroCar-Werk
  • Johnnie and Win Frazier
  • Cullen K. Geiselman
  • Gimmal
  • Jeryl and Jeff Golub
  • Kroger
  • Brenda and Nick Lanza
  • Laura and Steve Louis
  • Ostdiek Family
  • Debbie and Chris Patton
  • Tradition Bank
  • Wednesday Willing Workers
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

Special thanks to our silent auction sponsors:

Auntie Pasto's
Beck's Prime
Buchanan's Native Plants
Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Elaine Turner
Green Vegetarian Cuisine
Jonathan Adler
Kendra Scott Jewelry
Langford Market
Mark's American Cuisine
Pico's Mex-Mex Restaurant
Queen of Heirs
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
Sensia Studio & Japanese Day Spa
The Chocolate Bar
The Houstonian Hotel
Top Drawer Lingerie

If you are interested in donating to our silent auction, please email Michelle Vryn, mvryn@naturediscoverycenter.org, or download a donation form in the upper right hand corner.


2014 Twilight Gala Photo Gallery

Click here to see a selection of photos from our Twilight Gala at the Houstonian Hotel.

To see the full gallery of pictures taken by Wilson Parish Photography, visit their website. The password is Marty (case sensitive).

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