WHAT: Altus Foundation 2018 Houston Gala
WHERE: Hilton Americas (1600 Lamar Street)
Houston’s largest gala, hosted by The Altus Foundation and the City of Houston Mayor’s office, was a show-stopping evening on December 8 that will remain in guest’s memories for years to come. The 17th annual sold-out glitzy and glamorous soiree hosted 1,300 guests, raising more than $1M to benefit the Houston community and beyond.
The most highly anticipated evening, in its first year of partnership with the City of Houston Mayor’s office, kicked off with a fashionable red carpet and cocktail hour with guest dressed to impress in black tie and elegant fashion. Partygoers mixed and mingled alongside VIP guests such as Chester Pitts, Former Houston Texan; Patrick Reed, 2018 Masters Champion; and “Spy” actress Nargis Fakhri. While sipping on champagne, guests bid on luxury auction items including an all-expenses paid trip to New York City to see a New York Yankees game in a Legends Suite, and a “Ferrari Staycation” including two nights at the Hilton Americas with a Ferrari at your leisure. A check for more than $1 million was presented to Anil Motwani by one of the platinum sponsors, Taseer Badar. All proceeds were raised from sponsors and gala attendees.
Unique entertainment kept the crowd enthralled, including a one-of-a-kind Cirque Berzerk performance where acrobats put a modern twist on traditional circus and a live set from magnetic DJ duo, Natalia & Esther, who kept the crowd moving and grooving with their unique blend of live violin and electronic music.