This Week in Houston’s Buzz: Big Brothers Big Sisters – Big Black Tie Ball

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Big Black Tie Ball

                                    Big Brothers and Big Sisters Volunteers

On Friday, September 22, 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters held its Big Black Tie Ball at the Corinthian in Downtown Houston, Texas from 6-10 p.m. Pierce Bush (CEO and Big Brother) of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star welcomed everyone to the Big Black Tie Ball. This year the celebration was to recognize the positive impact of Margaret Alkek Williams. The evening was an opportunity to showcase mentors in the Houston Community that provide professional ongoing support and guidance to our children and volunteers through dedicated staff; and that is what makes the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission so recognizable. Big Black Tie Ball raises funds benefiting Houston area children currently on a waiting list and hoping to be matched with a mentor who will enrich, empower and encourage them to reach their highest potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has been Houston’s leader in one-to-one youth mentoring for 67 years. They have proven success in creating positive friendships that benefit children, volunteers, families, neighborhoods and communities. The agency provides ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to help build and sustain long-lasting relationships, and that is the key to successful mentoring.

Big Brothers Big Sisters honors Margaret Alkek Williams as the 2017 Big Black Tie Ball Honoree. Margaret Alkek Williams’ leadership in community service, has extended ongoing support for life-transforming, one-to-one mentoring programs for at-risk children. The Ball Chairs Hannah and Cal McNair along with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner thank all of the sponsors for supporting this year’s Big Black Tie Ball. The Master of Ceremonies was Darryl Blackburn. For more information visit Big Brothers Big Sisters’ website at

                              Eugenia Vance and Kirstene Butler

                                                 Cal and Hannah McNair

                                   Big Brothers and Big Sisters Volunteers

Joshua Henderson, Jordan Washington, Ryan Harris, Bryce McKinney and Ivan Butler

                           Anthony Barnes and Yolanda Green-Barnes

Pierce Bush, Margaret Alkek Williams, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner

                                         Rita Garcia and Sergio Selvera

                                                  Sara Beth and Pierce Bush