Houston Audubon Raises over $325,000 at Annual Avian Affair!

Houston Audubon highlighted its outreach and education programs at their annual Avian Affair dinner, held on October 21 at The Revaire. Highlights of the evening included a silent auction, an up-close and personal bird experience with Houston Audubon’s education raptors, a formal dinner, remarks from keynote speaker, author, and naturalist, Sneed B. Collard III, and a video highlighting Houston Audubon’s commitment to programs that provide awareness, appreciation, and opportunities to take action in the protection of birds.

“Houston Audubon engages the community and provides experiences that fuel a greater understanding and love of birds and conservation ultimately leading to a diverse pipeline of nature enthusiasts and conservation”, said Helen Drummond, Executive Director.

A special thank you to honorary chair, Nancy Powell Moore, Avian Ambassadors, Anne and Gus Elmer, and emcee Doug Miller.


2021 AVIAN AFFAIR AMBASSADORS

Anne and Gus Elmer

2021 AVIAN AFFAIR HONORARY CHAIR

Nancy Powell Moore

HONOREES

Jim Winn - Lifetime Service Award

Western Academy - Lucie Wray Todd Education Award


THANK YOU TO OUR UNDERWRITERS

EDUCATION TRAILBLAZER

Kathrine McGovern/McGovern Foundation

EDUCATION INNOVATOR

Louisa Sarofim
Powell Children–Marian Harrison/Nancy Powell Moore/Ben Powell

EDUCATION CHAMPION

BP Energy Company
Diana Strassmann and Jeff Smisek

EDUCATION ADVOCATE

                                         
Cherry and Nigel Curlet
Anne and Gus Elmer
Sarah Flournoy and Don Verser
Cullen K. Geiselman
Gene Graham
Mary Gwen and Ben Hulsey
Carla Knobloch/
Knobloch Family Foundation
Isabelle and Eric Mayer
Ellen and Rachel Naegeli
Alisa O'Leary
Margaret and Michael Pierce
Carol and Dan Price
Bonnie Weekley
Heather and Bob Westendarp
 

EDUCATION SUPPORTER

Amegy Bank
Cindy and John Bartos/
Becky and Sam Smith
Sara and Mark Bettencourt
Richard and Robin Brooks
Claire and John Caudill
Kassie and Fred Collins II
Elizabeth and Steve Gast/
Anna and Tim White
Doris and John Heard
Marcie and Chris Hysinger
Marianne and Rob Jones
Ann and Tom Kelsey/ 
Wendy and Mavis Kelsey, Jr.
Michelle and Bill Matthews
Susan Row and Al Galik
Letha Slagle and Grant Gist
Jane and Joe Smith
Betsy and Jim Winn