Peace, Love, & Montessori

Post Oak’s Eleventh Biennial Gala

Saturday, March 5, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
Hotel Zaza, Museum District

Cocktails, Dinner, & DJ Dancing
Silent & Live Auction

It’s time for a good time!

Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a party you won’t want to miss. Let’s get back to the dance floor, raise a toast, share a laugh, and come together for an unforgettable night in support of Post Oak.

Amy Kirchner & Jess Matos
Gala Chairs

Volunteers in High Demand!

Get involved and get to know the Post Oak community! Sign up to be a Gala volunteer today by contacting Gala Chairs Amy Kirchner and Jess Matos or sign up here.


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Underwriting Information

Underwriting is a major part of Gala fundraising. Reserved tables and premiere seating are available at different underwriting levels.

We completely sold out at our last Gala, so consider submitting your underwriting support early! Printing deadline to include underwriting names in the invitation is December 10, 2021. If you are not submitting underwriting and would like an individual Gala ticket, you can purchase tickets here on our website.

View the Underwriting letter and benefits to find out more!

 become an underwriter

Gala Underwriters

Jennifer and Doug Bosch

Randall Jamail

Allison and Troy Thacker

Abbe and Adam Forman
Jessica and Vean Gregg
Lloyd and Amy Kirchner
Brian and Amber Sanders
Whitney and Marc Walsh

Aspire Fertility

Michael and Karen Brisch
Reena and Medhavi Jogi
Sara and Gabriel Loperena
Angela Ebrahimi
and Nima Ghedami
Suzanne Ebrahimi
Shonali and Rakesh Agrawal
Amy and Blair Garrou
Kimberly and John Reale
Susan Shi and Michael Wong
Rebecca and Jeffrey Tapick
Anita and Alan Ying

Snehal and Adrienne Amin
Spagnoletti Family
Crystal Dawli
   and Eiman Alian
Farzad and Jennifer Askari
Yousuf and Ambreen Chaudhary
Orlando Ramirez
   and Ines Iglesias-Alvarez
Gus and Marcela Alvarez
Vareen and David Cunningham
Belisa Diaz
Drs. Alicia Kowalchuk
   and Ben Saldaña
Andrea and John T. Young, Jr.
Laura and David Anderson 
Kristin and Malcolm Cogan
Sabina and Mani Walia 
Hillary Boswell
Cynthia and Darren Hubbard
Susanna and Clay Kartye
Alison Wong and Blaine McElroy
Rona and Mike Sonabend
Nancy and Heyward Carter III
Katie Padden and Rick Evans
Rochelle Tafolla and Rick Hess
Isaac and Christina Tapia
Judy Le and Don Tom

Deepa Poduval and Rajesh Chelapurath
Allison and David Hamilton
Fyza Piracha and Athar Qureshi
Carlin and Damon Putman
John and Valerie Volpi
Jennifer and Todd Frazier
Silvia Paulino and Marcos Guerra
Shelley and Jim Rice
Christi and Jordan Zweig
Jessica and Bobby Matos
Rhian and Lane McKinney
Kimberly and Ryan Pinckney

Neha and Manish Agrawal
Shanobar Momin and Ashiq Ali
Maura Joyce and Roberto Argentina
Joan Lipuscek and Gabriel Chavez
Katie and Garrett Cornelison
Emily and Robert Emmett
Vasanthi and Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Dr. Penelope and Mr. Lester Marks
Laura Lopez and Lewis Marks
Justin and Bethany Miller
Dr. Miguel and Irais Morales
Krisa Benskin and Niki Roberts
Jessica and Josh Solera
Susie and Gary Stankowski
Jennifer and Gregory Starling
Andrew and Alyssa Stephens
Karen Ting
Iryna and Piotr Wozniak
Carlie and Richard Yoo

Catalina Barragan and Agustin Barrios-Gomez
Elaine Ybarra and Mark Boucher
Alyx and Andrew Gautier-Winther
David and Carmela Hinderaker
Sanjay and Elyza Jain
Natalia and Michael Korkin
Pat and Bill Mitchell
Pragnya Patel and Kaushik Parekh
Rachel and Michael Purcell
Saber Events
Manolo and Daniela Sanchez
Sol and Andrés Steverlynck
Alexander Yang, Zhongwei Yang, Meijin Teo
Wilkinson Family
Jelena Zhang

Nielofar Chow
Allison and David Hamilton

Gala Auction Forms

The Biennial Gala is known for its creative and unique auction offerings. The silent auction, big board, and live auction are the highlights of the event! The Silent Auction lineup of tantalizing sociables, sports events or memorabilia, student-gatherings with teachers, trips to faraway lands, and more are all part of the fun and the fundraising at Gala. Please help the auction team as they put together these exceptional offerings by donating an item today! Not sure what to donate? We've got lots of creative ideas!

Donate to the Auction using our online form

Gala Auction Contributors

  • Abejas Boutique
  • Sheryl Abrahams
  • Amoré Reflexology
  • Amy's Ice Creams
  • Armandos
  • Avenu Fitness
  • Bam Bam Martial Arts Academy
  • Lauren Barrash
  • Battle Royale Tattoo
  • BCRN Aesthetics
  • Beck's Prime Restaurants
  • Bellaire Pediatric Dentistry
  • Berg Hospitality Group- Ben Berg
  • Bering's
  • Black Swan Yoga
  • Ninfa Bridges
  • Bulletgirl, Jessica Meyer
  • Brazos Bookstore
  • BreakAway Speed Sports
  • Charlie Swims
  • Chick Fil A, Sienna Crossing
  • Children's Museum of Houston
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • Toni Dadoun
  • Sandra De Leon
  • The De Vera Family
  • Priscilla Dickson Photography
  • Discover Gymnastics, Inc.
  • Enoteca Rossa
  • Escalante's Fine Tex-Mex & Tequila
  • Eureka Heights Brew Co.
  • Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
  • F45 Central
  • Foxglove Grove
  • Navid Ghedami
  • Gittings Portraiture
  • Glassell Junior School, Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • Globe Trotter's signed basketball
  • Zoe Goldstein Jamail's Family
  • Halo-The Beauty Bar
  • Hamilton Shirts
  • HEB
  • Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Hot Yoga Houston
  • Hotel Zaza
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
  • Houston Interactive Aquarium and Animal Preserve
  • Jentry Kelley Cosmetics
  • Mario O. Kapusta, M.D., Vein Center Houston
  • Katz Coffee
  • Amy and Lloyd Kirchner
  • Orly Kluk
  • Sarah Knoll Sweeney
  • KP Kitchen
  • Little Beakers
  • MAD Restaurant  |  Ignacio and Isabel Torras
  • Main Street Theater
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Mutiny Wine Room
  • Nature Discovery Center
  • Ninfa Bridges
  • Pappas Restaurants
  • Paige Penchas
  • PlayWisely
  • Rockin' Star Ranch
  • Rockin' Pets, Rollin' Vets
  • Rodan & Fields
  • Rover Oaks Pet Resort
  • Saint Arnold Brewery
  • Daniela and Manolo Sanchez
  • School of Rock
  • Sculpt U Physical Therapy
  • The Seff Family
  • Soccer Shots
  • State of Grace
  • Taste of Texas Restaurant
  • The Orange Show
  • The Post Oak School
  • The Rustic Brush Galleria
  • Three Dog Baker
  • Jacqueline Touchet
  • Kat Trevino
  • Village Dermatology
  • Who Made the Cake? Exquisite Cakes by Nadine Moon
  • Mark Wilkinson
  • Luis Yanez
  • The Ying Family
  • Sara Ann Zeimnicki
  • Zyia Active with Laura De Vera

Gala Night Hotel Reservations

Reserve a room at Hotel ZaZa Museum District to make it a full night of dinner, dancing, silent and live auction, and celebrating with old and new Post Oak friends! Call 713-526-1991 and mention you’re with Post Oak.

Gala Chairs & Subcommittee Chairs

POPA Chairs
Laura De Vera
Carlin Putman
Daniela Sanchez

Gala Chairs
Amy Kirchner
Jessica Matos

Jennifer Bosch
Gabriel Loperena
Whitney Walsh

Lauren Barrash
Laura De Vera
Karen Ting

Auction Display
Evy Pappas
Christina Pappas

Auction Strategy
Blair Garrou

Class Projects
Rhian McKinney

Jenny Kavalinas

Teacher Treasures
Carlin Putman

Fun Committee
Margaret Farnsworth
Jordan Seff

Mystery Boxes
Pragnya Patel

Wine Committee
Amy Gross

Gala Flashbacks

This fundraising event is the highlight of the Post Oak Parents Association's (POPA) community-building events. It takes an army of volunteers working for over a year to make Gala the extraordinary event that it has become.

Every two years, Post Oak’s Gala provides financial flexibility and strengthens the long-term stability of the school. Whether through underwriting, auction, or straight donations, gala support helps offset a variety of school expenses such as increased financial aid, small campus renovations, unexpected repairs, increased professional developments funds, and more! We are grateful to all contributors!