The UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is proud to announce the second annual UNICEF Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball to celebrate the outstanding humanitarian leaders who make our work possible. The black tie gala will raise critical funds for UNICEF’s lifesaving work.

Our honorees this year, Janice and Robert McNair, residents of Houston since 1960, are extraordinary philanthropic leaders committed to improving lives. They have given generously to a wide array of charitable, scientific, literary, educational and religious organizations through the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation. Robert McNair is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the Houston Texans.

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    Black Tie
  • 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 7:15 PM Seated Dinner
  • 8:30 PM Program


The Inaugural Margaret Alkek Williams Humanitarian Award

Janice and Robert McNair

Presented by

Margaret Alkek Williams

Event Details

Gala Chairs

  • Penny and Paul B. Loyd Jr.
  • Hannah and Cal McNair
  • Alicia and Lance Smith
  • Tiffany and Rick Smith

Honorary Chair

  • Beth Madison

Headline Performance

  • Grammy Award Nominee
  • Oleta Adams

Highlights from last year's ball

In this video, see highlights from the UNICEF Inaugural Audrey Hepburn® Society Ball on Friday, September 6, 2013. More than $663,000 was raised for UNICEF's lifesaving programs worldwide.


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Gala Committee

  • Margaret Alkek Williams
  • George Anderson
  • Ericka Bagwell
  • Monica Hartland and John Blaisdell
  • Susan and Dan Boggio
  • Chree Boydstun
  • Kris Cogliano
  • Molly and Jim Crownover
  • Rosanette and Harry H. Cullen, Sr.
  • Rania and Jamal Daniel
  • Jim Daniel
  • Anne and Charles Duncan
  • Sidney and Don Faust
  • Kelli Cohen Fein and Martin Fein
  • Larry V. Green, Esq.
  • Thecla Harper

  • Joanne King Herring
  • Ann and Tod Holmes
  • Janice Hunter
  • Renee and Charles Hunter
  • Rosemarie and Matt Johnson
  • Catherine and Andrew Kaldis
  • Leela and Nat Krishnamurthy
  • Neda Ladjevardian
  • Eileen and Kase Lawal
  • Linda Lorelle and Lou Gregory
  • Lucinda and Javier Loya
  • Cora Sue and Harry Mach
  • Joanna and Brad Marks
  • Monty Meave
  • Nidhika and Pershant Mehta
  • Marsha L. Montemayor

  • Rose and Dikembe Mutombo
  • Bobbi Kirlin and Joel Oppenheim
  • Roy G. Perry
  • Gary Petersen
  • Cynthia and Anthony Petrello
  • Yamile and Arturo Salomon
  • Rosemary and Matt Schatzman
  • Becca and Scott Schwinger
  • Michelle and Alan Smith
  • Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
  • Betty and Jesse Tutor
  • Donna and Tony Vallone
  • Paul-David Van Atta
  • Andrea and Bill White
  • Mia and Remus Wright
  • Rini and Edward Ziegler


as of August 1, 2014