A Marvelous Night Virtual Gala

October 8, 2020
Join us for a marvelous evening and bid from wherever you are!

Children’s Museum Houston’s superpowered event to pack a punch

Co-Chaired by Children’s Museum Houston’s Executive Committee

Presented by Phillips 66

Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. livestreamed via QTEGO and Museum’s Facebook page


HOUSTON (Oct. 8, 2020) – Boom!  Wham!  Kapow! Superheroes will rise to the occasion during Children’s Museum Houston’s “A Marvelous Night” Virtual Gala at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, presented by Phillips 66.  Co-chaired by the Museum’s Executive Committee:  Geoffrey Bracken, Steve Daniel, Pamela Joubert Davis, Jason Endecott, William Griffin, Dr. Catherine Horn, Brad Morgan, Dr. Robert McCallister, Linda Nunnery, Charlene Pate, Jeffrey Scofield, Sebastien Solar, Saul Solomon, and William J.Toomey, II, this year’s virtual event will pack a punch and deliver on an evening of epic proportions.  Everyone is invited to join and bid from wherever they are!    


Hosted by Great Day Houston’s Deborah Duncan and Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse and produced by Stage Directions, the virtual gala will be livestreamed via philanthropic site, QTEGO, and through the Museum’s Facebook page.  Watch as committee members transform into mighty superheroes and recognize the real-life heroes who enable us to serve Houston’s children.  Then, superhero correspondents will swoop across the evening sky to make special visits at some of our committee members’ homes.


Jackson & Company will serve a meal fit for a superhero.  Top underwriters will enjoy a scrumptious gourmet dinner at their own homes.  The three-course dinner menu will include:  First course – ribbons of striped beets, baby lettuce, marinated asparagus, goat cheese crusted with black sesame seeds, and sherry chive vinaigrette.  Entrée – filet mignon with peppercorn.  Haricots verts.  Whipped potatoes.  Themed trio of desserts – Hulk pistachio mousse, chocolate Batman, and Wonder Woman miniature red velvet cake.


Nearly 100 hot action (auction) packages are available for bidding.  Bidding begins on Monday, Oct. 12, when the auction page is live on QTEGO. Top items include:  Instant Wine Cellar comprised of 60 bottles and representing almost every wine making region in the world.  Dinner Party of the Year for 25 guests catered by Jackson & Company, wine by Michael David Winery, florals by Bergner & Johnson and more!  LUCHO Men of Style package of $1,000 gift certificate good towards the purchase of a custom suit, designed by Brazilian-Italian Patricia Sturion, one tie a month for an entire year and monthly wardrobe consultation session.  Trip to Belize with a three-night stay for two guests at the beautiful Las Terrazas Resort & Residences in Ambergis Caye.  Dove Hunt for two in Argentina.  Cooking Class for 10 with Underbelly Hospitality’s Chris Shepherd. Five-Night Stay at Vacation Home in Bend, Oregon.  Private Group Happy Hour Class for 10-15people with DEFINE Foods’ Erin O’Leary Stewart. Astros Diamond Level Tickets and more!


The event will culminate with a live performance by Love and Happiness Band.

Peloton raffle now open!

Stay superhero fit! Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Peloton Bike+ Essentials, plus a 6 months Peloton membership with unlimited access valued at $2,929.  Winner will be randomly selected through a digital drawing and announced during the gala livestream. Only 500 tickets will be sold! Flex like a superhero and buy a raffle ticket now! Here’s how:

  1. Go to QTEGO
  2. Click on “Auction Items & Raffle”
  3. Click on “Instabuy”
  4. Select 1 ticket for $25 or 5 tickets for $100


Funds raised from “A Marvelous Night” Virtual Gala will be used to keep Children's Museum Houston open so that we can continue to fulfill our mission to transform communities through innovative child-centered learning, as we've done for the past four decades. As we move forward in these uncertain times, parents and children will continue to need our high-quality learning opportunities and resources more than ever, and the Museum is committed to serving these families.