Spirit of Excellence

Spirit of Excellence

Thursday, November 1, 2018

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6:00 PM | Registration & Auction
7:00 PM | Awards, Dinner & Keynote Address

Attire: After Five

The Post Oak
1600 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027

Spirit of Excellence Award

Colin Montgomerie ’87
Pinky Pampell

President’s Award

Sherry and Jim Smith, Sr.

Founders Medal

Dr. Archie and Linda Dunham
Janice and Robert C. McNair

Honorary Chair

Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr.

Gala Chairs

Linda Davis and Bruce Williams

Underwriting Chairs

Becky and Steve Kerns

Chip Gaines SOE Gala Speaker

Keynote Address by

Chip Gaines

Co-Founder of Magnolia
and Author of Capital Gaines


Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, Chip Gaines is the co-founder of Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand based in Waco, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Joanna, and their five children. Together, they have been remodeling homes for more than a decade—as seen by their work on HGTV’s Fixer Upper—marrying their shared passion for real estate with Chip’s knack for construction and Joanna’s eye for design. Chip is also the author of New York Times bestseller Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff and co-author of New York Times bestseller The Magnolia Story, which he wrote with Joanna in 2014.

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