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Birds, Bugs & Blooms Gala a Success

We are so pleased to announce that our Birds, Bugs & Blooms Gala on October 18, 2018, was a huge success! The sold-out event at The Briar Club had 325 people in attendance and raised $346,000. The evening started with a one-hour silent auction during which guests were also encouraged to “Meet the Birds.”  Three of Houston Audubon’s Education Raptors, Juliet, Simon and Skeeter, were in attendance to meet and greet the guests. Guests mingled over drinks and hors d’oeuvres and there were some friendly bidding wars on the exciting auction items.

A short program led by emcee Elizabeth Winston Jones honored The Garden Club of Houston and Don Verser. The Fund-a-Need portion of the evening raised over $84,000 for Houston Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Communities program, which is transforming the greater Houston area into a community that loves and welcomes nature. To hear more about the Bird-Friendly Communities program and our outstanding honorees, please watch this short video.

Watch the Gala video

A BIG thank you to our dedicated Honorary Chairs and Co-Chairs, as well as to all of our generous donors and attendees for making the night one to remember. We were lucky to fill the room with so many nature-lovers who turned out to support our vision of creating a healthier and more beautiful place to live for birds and humans. We are very grateful to our supporters.
Honorary Chairs: Kathy and Clive Runnells
Co-Chairs: Claire Caudill, Doris Heard and Janeen Judah
Honorees: The Garden Club of Houston and Don Verser