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
  • 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00 PM Program
  • 8:30 PM Dinner



The Inaugural Margaret Alkek Williams Humanitarian Award

Janice and Robert McNair

Presented by

Margaret Alkek Williams


Gala Chairs

  • Penny and Paul Loyd
  • Alicia and Lance Smith
  • Tiffany and Rick Smith

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

  • Monica Hartland and John Blaisdell
  • John and Becca Cason Thrash
  • Molly and Jim Crownover
  • Rosanette and Harry H. Cullen, Sr.
  • Rania and Jamal Daniel
  • Sidney and Don Faust
  • Martin and Kelli Cohen Fein
  • Joanne King Herring
  • Ann and Tod Holmes
  • Neda Ladjevardian

  • Michelle LaRocco
  • Eileen and Kase Lawal
  • The Loyd Charitable Foundation
  • OTC Global Holdings
  • Cora Sue and Harry Mach
  • Joanna and Brad Marks
  • Hannah and Cal McNair
  • Nidhika and Pershant Mehta
  • Marsha L. Montemayor
  • Rose and Dikembe Mutombo

  • Roy Perry
  • Petrello Family Foundation
  • Arturo and Yamile Salomon
  • Rosemary and Matt Schatzman
  • Phoebe and Bobby Tudor
  • Betty and Jesse Tutor
  • Donna and Tony Vallone
  • Andrea and Bill White
  • Mia and Rev. Remus Wright
  • Rini and Edward Ziegler