Monday May 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
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Del Frisco's Steakhouse 
5061 Westheimer Rd, Suite 8060
Houston, TX 77056

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Galleria Chamber of Commerce Education Committee 

Education Committee:

Chair: Jai Daggett

Mr. Marcus Brewer

Dr. William Cathey

Mr. Salil Deshpande

Ms. Marie Dobay

Ms. Rebecca (Sue) Loudis

Ms. Kathryn Mumaw

Ms. Gwen Samples

Ms. Barbara Thornhill

Ms. Donna Smith Dolorio

Ms. Lucie Lara


Chamber Staff:

President Jai Daggett

Ms. Stephanie Lindstrom

Ms. Lucy Gonzales

Ms. Sophia Martin

Menu for the Event

Dels Salad

Filet 8oz, Salmon or Chicken

Chateau potatoes and fresh vegetable

Chocolate mousse or cheesecake. 

Messina Hof Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

Messina Hof Pinot Grigio


About Del Frisco's

Located in the Galleria complex that formerly housed Lord and Taylor, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House planted its roots in Dallas more than 20 years ago. We embody the rich tradition of fine American steak houses, amazing guests through our impeccable chef-driven cuisine, extensive award-winning wine list and unparalleled hospitality.

The cornerstone of the Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House menu is aged USDA Prime Beef.  We serve only the best hand-cut steaks, chops and freshest seafood, including Australian cold water lobster tails. We use the freshest ingredients to create mouthwatering appetizers, flavorful side dishes and irresistible desserts. Our sommeliers are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine list and our bartenders will lift your spirits with hand-shaken martinis and crafted cocktails.  We offer our guests an unforgettable experience in a stunning, energetic atmosphere perfect for special occasions, business affairs or a grand night on the town.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is owned and operated by Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Inc, which also owns contemporary, high-end, complementary restaurant concepts: Sullivan's Steakhouse and Del Frisco’s Grille.  Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is traded on the NASDAQ as DFRG. For more information visit www.dfrg.com.

Vintner Scholarship Dinner 

and PathMaker Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Please join us for our 11th Annual Vintner Dinner and PathMaker Scholarship Ceremony honoring a graduating senior at Lee, Lamar and Memorial High Schools.  We will present a $2,000 scholarship, including a customized "college chest" valued at $1,800 which will contain new HP Printer, a Dell Laptop and a $100 rechargable Taxicard from Yellow Cab Houston. 

 Click the link below to purchase your tickets  to the Vintner Scholarship Dinner!

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If you would like send a donation for the Silent Auction or inquire about Sponsorship Opportunities, please email us at info@galleriachamber.com.

Thank You Sponsors and Silent Auction Donors

We would like to take a moment to thank the sponsors who have helped us bring this event to fruition.

We are grateful to donors like you who help the Galleria Chamber build a strong and informed business community in Houston.  As we look ahead, the future of Houston is stronger because of these companies:

Silent Auction Donors:

Wilcat Golf Course- A Round of Golf for You and Three Friends

Del Frisco's/Sullivans- Gift Certificate to Del Frisco's, Del Frisco's Grille or Sullivans

Southwest Airlines - Two Round Trip Tickets on Southwest Airlines

Hotel Granduca - Gift Certificate for Tea for four

Gables Post Oak - Bottles of Wine for a Wine Basket

Schlitterbahn - Gift Basket with 4 Summer Tickets

Oils in Houston- 4x6 framed oil painting

Fleming's Steakhouse- $75 gift certificate

Messina Hof Winery-  Gift Certificate good for a Private Tasting for up to 20 People at either our Winery in Bryan or our Tasting room in Fredricksburg, a $350 value.

Silverlight Photography: Gift Certificates which entitles you to a Creative Couple and or Family portrait session plus (1) 5x7 art print (pets welcome with limitations) 

Lance Livinston: Gift certificate to the Hilton Malta  for a three night stay for two (2) people in an Executive Plus room on our bed and breakfast basis. Valid through December 31, 2013 excluding July and August. Hilton Malta Hotel, Portomaso St Julians, PTM 01, Malta

L&D Events:  

  • Claudia Lobao 18 Single Strand 18kt Gold Plated necklace with natural free form lemon quartz faceted stones and 18kt gold plated curly hoop earrings

  • Swiss Watch with genuine leather band and sapphire crystal (water resistant up to 30 meters) and sterling silver and mother of pearl cufflinks

  • 3 strand white top drilled pearl necklace and earrings with hammered hand-cast sterling silver cones and toggle

  • Max Lang sterling silver open dome star cuff link and stud set

  • 36" Gold filled link to link green chalcedony necklace and earrings

  • 36" Gold filled link to link aqua chalcedony necklace and earrings

  • Black chiffon pleated bag and crystal bracelet

  • Silver/black leopard print bag and 9 row crystal bracelet

  • Gold crystal cocktail bag and matching earrings

  • Sage Green Floral Drawstring Bag

  • Taffeta Silk Rosette Bag


Student and Scholarship Sponsors:

SEO411- Donating a new HP printer to each recipient

Yellow Cab Houston- Donating a $100 refillable TaxiCard to each recipient 

Technocycle - Donating a Dell laptop and laptop bag to each recipient 

Houston Community College- Cum Laude Sponsorship Level

Comcast Business Class - Cum Laude Sponsorship Level



Special thanks to Arthur Mooradian and the Del Frisco's Restaurant Group!

Sponsorship Levels


Event Title Sponsor $20,000.00

Three tables of five, event name, prominent seating & recognition at event, Sponsor Name & logo advertised in program*

Summa Cum Laude $10,000.00 

Two tables of five, prominent seating & recognition at event, Sponsor name & logo in evite & program*

Magna Cum Laude $5,000.00

One table of five with Recognition at event,name in evite & program*

Cum Laude $2000.00

One table of five with Sponsor name in program*

College Chest $1,800.00

Two tickets to dinner with program listing*

Single Ticket Ticket to Dinner $275.00

Dinner starts at 7:00pm

VIP Reception $50.00

Meet with the scholarship recipients and bid on silent auction items from 6:00-7:00

Special Guest: Dean Johnson

Dean Johnson

Dr. Ronald A. Johnson is the dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, at Texas Southern University. As the new dean, Dr. Johnson is using his unique blend of business acumen, fundraising, visionary curriculum development, and change agent skills to help move the School to the next level of strategic advantage. He is currently preparing the School for the reaffirmation of its AACSB International accreditation.

Dr. Johnson joined the Jesse H. Jones School from the College of Business at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee North Carolina. Under his leadership as dean, the College of Business reaffirmed its AACSB International accreditation, refocused its mission, and revised its Baccalaureate and Master’s programs to focus on preparing Business ReadyŽ graduates for the “flat world” economy. Dr. Johnson also worked to improve the quality of the learning experience in the College through seminars and training programs focused on strengthening teaching effectiveness and research productivity. Additionally, Dr. Johnson increased external relations through active engagement with the College’s alumni and with business and community leaders throughout the southeast.

Active in civic and higher education organizations, Dr. Johnson is a member of the Cougar Investment Fund Board of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston and the former chair of the investment committee. He is a member of the investment committee of the Greater Houston Community Foundation and a member of the Sigma Pi Phi Boulé Fraternity and the former Rhetoricos officer of the Fraternity’s Asheville, North Carolina Organization. He is a former member of the board of overseers of the Wright Fund at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University; the finance, audit and investment committees of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast; the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Southeast Texas; the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Houston; the board of advisory trustees of the Houston Ballet; and the board of directors of the Rabun Gap Nacoochhee School in Rabun Gap Georgia.

Dr. Johnson holds a Ph.D. and MA in Economics from Stanford University, and an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from Adelphi University in New York