A Letter From Our Gala Chairs

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we are serving as Chairs of the Houston Baptist University Spirit of Excellence Gala to be held on November 11, 2014 at the Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel. We are delighted that Janice and Robert McNair will serve as Honorary Chairs. The gala is a major fundraising opportunity for HBU, with funds raised from the event benefitting scholarships for students pursuing the arts, healthcare, business, education careers, athletics and more.
The Spirit of Excellence Award is the highest tribute given by HBU, awarded to those who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to promoting excellence in their personal lives and throughout the community. Please join us as we honor Sharon and William Morris, Linda Davis and Bruce Williams, and The Cullen Trust for Higher Education. We will also present Dr. Archie and Linda Dunham with the President’s Lifetime Award for their outstanding contributions to the mission and vitality of HBU.
We are pleased to announce that Lou Holtz, ESPN college football analyst and one of the most successful college football coaches of all time, will deliver the keynote address. Coach Holtz’s message transcends athletics, and will resonate with anyone interested in what it takes to cultivate successful relationships and organizations.
Houston Baptist University is committed to providing A Higher Education that prepares students to succeed at their careers and at life. The foundational Christian worldview students gain at HBU will equip them to face all of the challenges life throws at them. A growing enrollment is evidence that students are embracing this vision, but it cannot be realized without scholarship funds that enable them to complete their degrees.
We have included a list of sponsorship opportunities for your consideration. Simply complete the attached form and return it to us by September 2, 2014 to be listed in the gala invitation. Should you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Walker at 281-649-3382 or spiritofexcellence@hbu.edu.
It is because of the more than 50 years of leadership and support from individuals like you that HBU students and graduates have been inspired to lead meaningful lives of leadership, distinction and service in our community. Please join us as we celebrate and move forward in our vision of continued and expanded impact on the greater Houston community and beyond.
Diane and Stanley Williams          
2014 Gala Chairs