Distinguished Family Award Dinner

September 24, 2015

The Distinguished Family Award Dinner is an opportunity to honor an individual for making a distinct difference in the fabric of the greater Houston area.

The 2015 dinner will honor the Frank D. Tsuru family.

Proceeds benefit the many youth development programs of the Sam Houston Area Council. The dinner highlights how our urban Scouting program provides a positive alternative to develop values and life skills in young people facing difficult socio-economic conditions.

Check out our pictures from the 2014 Centennial Gala.

Sponsor the Dinner

Sponsorship Levels

 

 
Distinguished $100,000 Four table sponsorships (40 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, recognition from stage and name/logo included in both the Houston Business Journal event promotion and the event video
Eagle $50,000 Three table sponsorships (30 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, and name/logo included in both the Houston Business Journal event promotion and the event video
Life $25,000 Two table sponsorships (20 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, name/logo included in the event video
Star $15,000 One table sponsorship (10 places), valet parking, prominent name placement in the invitation and program, name/logo included in the event video
First Class $10,000 One table sponsorship (10 places), valet parking, name listed in the invitation and program, name/logo recognized in the event video
Scout $5,000 Four seats at the dinner, valet parking, and name listed in the program

Distinguished Family Award - Recognizing Extraordinary Families

Award Description:  Established by the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America in 1995, the Distinguished Family Award recognizes noteworthy and extraordinary leadership and participating citizenship of families.  Prior to 2005 the award recognized a distinguished citizen.  Honoring members and leaders of distinguished families delivers a message to our youth that character counts. The contributions of Distinguished Families to their communities serve as guideposts to inspire our youth and others to lead, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond self-interest. 

For 100 years, the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has provided young people with character-development programs based on values found in the Scout Oath: duty to God, duty to country, duty to others, and duty to self. 

The proceeds of this event help provide Scouting to nearly 50,000 youth in the greater Houston area.  Over 10,000 of these youth members live in at-risk communities and are economically challenged.

 

Purpose:  To honor an outstanding family, provide revenue to support the programs of the Sam Houston Area Council and to market Scouting to the community.

Venue & Timeframe:  The date and venue of the event is coordinated with the family being honored.  The preferred time frame for this event is March 1st – May 15th of each year.

Selection of Honorees:  Past honorees of this award assist in the selection of future honorees. 

Previous Honorees

2014 – Celebration of a Century of Service – The Council Centennial Gala

2013 - The Walter Family

2012 - The Walker Family

2011 - The Tellepsen Family

2010 - The Centennial Celebration – BSA Centennial

2009 - The Cockrell Family

2008 - The Strake Family

2007 - The Simmons Family

2006 - The Tillerson Family

2005 - The Weekley Family

2004 - Walter E. Johnson

2003 - Robert C. McNair

2002 - Jon L. Thompson

2001 - Bobby S. Shackouls

2000 - Robert J. Allison, Jr.

1999 - Victor G. Beghini

1998 - C. Jim Stewart, II

1997 - Richard J. V. (Dick) Johnson

1996 - Mayor Bob and Elyse Lanier

1995 - President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush

1994 - Harold S. Hook

 

More Information

Jim Rees
Director of Development
(713) 756-3314, office
(713) 213-4030, mobile
(713) 865-9138, fax
 Jim.Rees@shac.org