Chairs Denise Hazen and Charles Hazen
What: A celebration of the amazing achievements of Genesys Works in such a short time of 10 years.
Where: Union Station - Minute Maid Park
When: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Ticket Prices: $250 individual ticket
Beneficiary: Genesys Works
Host(s): Genesys Works
Master of Ceremonies: Khambrel Marshall
Honoree(s): El Paso Corporation
Gala Chairperson(s): Denise and Charles Hazen
Invocation: Reverend Michael Lambakis
Speaker: Doug Foshee - Chairman, President & CEO, El Paso Corporation
Music: David Caceres Group
Sponsors: Sysco Corporation, El Paso Corporation, Sarah and Doug Foshee, Cameron International Corporation, Claudia and Roberto Contreras/Andrea and Michael Soper, G2 Partners LLC, Denise and Charles Hazen, John P. McGovern Foundation, Reliant an NRG Company, Mary Eliza and Park Shaper, TransCanada, Joni and John Zavitsanos
Menu: Salad: Spinach Salad, Heirloom Tomato, Balsamic Glazed Figs, Charred Red Onion, Chevre; Entree: Black Angus Filet and Pesto Shrimp, Bacon Caper Compote, Crushed Baby Red Potato, Grilled Asparagus, Portobello Mushroom Planks; Dessert: Flourless Chocolate Cake and New York Cheesecake, Raspberry Compote, Vanilla Creme Amglaise, Fresh Berry Shooter.
Attire: Evening Attire
Special Thanks: Houston Astros/ARAMARK, Art Attack, Finely Finished, francisco & co, in any event, yaffe|Deutser
Event Coordinator: Christi Parker
Board of Directors: Twila Day (Chairman), Brad Breau, Tracy Carmen-Jones, Dan DeLeon, Oscar Gonzalez, Michael Preston, Jesus Soto, Rafael Alvarez, Dan Wampler
Blacktie Photos by: Roswitha Vogler/photosbyrovo.com
'Changing the Track of Life' was the theme of the 10th Year Anniversary Gala of Genesys Works at Union Station, the former biggest railway station in the Southwest, now the entrance lobby of the Minute Maid Park. This was the perfect venue for this outstanding event as more than 480 guests enjoyed the cocktail reception with drinks and delicious hors d'oerves overlooking the baseball field, before they moved to the grand hall for dinner.
Emcee Khambrel Marshall welcomed the guests in the back of a train car transformed as the stage. Gala Chairs Denise and Charles Hazen were introduced and thanked everybody for coming, before Founder and CEO of Genesys Works Rafael Alvarez and CEO of Accenture North America Jorge Benetiz gave their remarks.
After dinner Rafael Alvarez presented an award to El Paso Corporation, accepted by Chairman, President and CEO Doug Foshee, who then gave the keynote speech. Former student Hector Avellaneda concluded the presentation with his testimonial about Genesys Works. The celebration ended with live music by David Caceres Group.
About Genesys Works
Genesys Works is a unique not-for-profits organization that empowers low-income high school students to gain access to the economic mainstream by providing training and meaningful internship opportunities with major corporations. As a leader in educatin and workforce development, Genesys Works is changing the way communications, schools and business leaders think about education and its realtionship with business.
Find more information at www.genesyswork.org/houston